Leicester down to bare bones at centre-back as key defender limps off vs Newcastle


Leicester down to bare bones at centre-back as key defender limps off vs Newcastle

Leicester City have been dealt a big blow on the personnel front in the early exchanges of their meeting with Newcastle.

Leicester vs Newcastle

Leicester City are currently locked in Premier League action with Newcastle United at the King Power.

Leicester headed into the game on a pretty torrid run of form which had seen them slip down to 11th in the Premier League table.

But, with Newcastle having won just one league game all season, Brendan Rodgers and co. likely fancied their chances of getting a much-needed three points against the Magpies.

Jonny Evans limps off for Leicester vs Newcastle

At the time of writing, the score remains deadlocked at 0-0.

However, Leicester’s chances of coming away with three points on the day has already taken a hit.

This is because they have lost a key player to injury. Jonny Evans went down with what looked to be a hamstring issue just a few minutes into the game, before quickly being taken off.

Losing Evans is obviously a big blow for Leicester given their experience, but it is made even worse when you realise Leicester now have just one fit senior centre-back.

That man is Caglar Soyuncu, who started the day next to Evans before he was taken off.

In Evans’ absence, summer signing Boubakary Soumare, a central midfielder by trade, has been brought on vs Newcastle.

And with Wesley Fofana still sidelined following his pre-season injury, it appears we may be forced to see Soumare in that role on a more regular basis going forward.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 16 24 38
2 Liverpool FC 16 33 37
3 Chelsea FC 16 27 36
4 West Ham United 15 9 27
5 Manchester United 16 2 27
6 Arsenal FC 16 -1 26
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 -2 21
9 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
11 Leicester City 15 -4 19
12 Aston Villa 16 -4 19
13 Everton FC 15 -6 18
14 Crystal Palace 15 -2 16
15 Leeds United 16 -8 16
16 Southampton FC 16 -10 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 14 -7 10
19 Newcastle United 15 -13 10
20 Norwich City 16 -24 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 14
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Raphinha Leeds United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5



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