The Lowdown: Foxes struggling…
The Foxes have endured a torrid start to this 2022/2023 campaign with manager Brendan Rodgers under some pressure to turn their fortunes around.
Leicester currently lie bottom of the table having conceded more goals than any other side in the English top flight, picking up just one win over their first ten matches.
Rodgers’ side have also conceded 13 goals in their last five, including five away to Brighton and six away to Spurs in north London.
However, there is hope for Leicester in the form of their goal scoring exploits.
The Latest: Soyuncu absent…
Leicester’s clear problem is leaking goals at the other end, a problem which won’t be helped by the absence of Jonny Evans and Turkey international Caglar Soyuncu.
The latter man has hardly featured this season, even when available, regardless of his past exploits, ranking as their fifth-best performing player by average match rating last season (WhoScored).
Even if Rodgers wanted to finally call upon Soyuncu to potentially fix their defensive woes, they won’t be able too, with the northern Irishman confirming he is set to miss Leeds.
“Cags [Caglar Soyuncu] he’s got an issue with his knee. He’s had it since he came back from international duty. He has had a scan. We think he’ll miss the game.”
The Verdict: Setback for Rodgers?
Called ‘very, very quick’ and ‘assured’ by Rio Ferdinand, it is unclear what exactly has happened between Soyuncu and Rodgers behind-the-scenes, but Soyuncu’s latest injury setback means he is a certain absentee for Leeds.
Considering the practically undroppable Evans was already ruled a doubt, this may have been the Turk’s chance to shine, so this is certainly a setback.
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