Here’s the latest Leicester City news on Monday, May 2, 2022
Maddison and Dewsbury-Hall latest
Leicester City pair James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall have both been left at home as precautions following minor injury concerns.
Both players are missing from the matchday squad at Tottenham, manager Brendan Rodgers choosing to make eight changes to his team as he prepares for the second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final against Roma on Thursday.
The manager has now said that they have been omitted because of minor injury issues, with Dewsbury-Hall suffering from a tight calf and Maddison with a slight hip problem. It is the first game that Dewsbury-Hall has not started in this run of two games a week since the international break.
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Rodgers makes Champions League prediction
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is “really happy” with the health and form of his squad ahead of Thursday’s huge clash with Roma.
City lost 3-1 to Tottenham on Sunday in a match that felt secondary to the Europa Conference League semi-final second leg in the Italian capital this Thursday (8pm kick-off). That was reflected in part by Rodgers’ team selection, with eight changes made.
It allowed City’s top stars to get a rest before the meeting with Roma, with Rodgers declaring that he could not risk playing them three times in a week given many of the players’ recent injury issues.
Anotnio Conte’s admission
Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has praised his team for winning against a ‘really good’ Leicester City side.
Spurs came out as 3-1 winners over a much-changed City side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Kelechi Iheanacho scored a consolation goal for City in the closing stages of the game.
Brendan Rodgers made eight changes to his starting XI with the game falling in between the two legs of City’s Europa Conference League semi-final vs Roma. City travel to Italy with the score evenly balanced at 1-1 after the first leg at the King Power Stadium last week.
Mourinho left frustrated
Jose Mourinho was forced to call on his big players for Roma’s Serie A clash against Bologna on Sunday evening after making six changes to his starting XI.
Like Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers , Mourinho opted to name a changed side for the league encounter taking place just days before a match he has described as a ‘final’. City travel to the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday with the tie locked at 1-1.
City made eight changes to their starting lineup for the weekend’s trip to Tottenham, a game which they lost 3-1. But they weren’t the only ones, with Roma changing six of their starting lineup.