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Paul Robinson thinks that Leeds have a big chance of getting something out of the game against Leicester following the news that Jamie Vardy is out injured.
Vardy is out after a hernia operation that could see him return to training in the middle of next week.
Leeds travel to Leicester on Sunday to play Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying side.
Leicester are currently in third place in the Premier League, four points ahead of Liverpool.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Interestingly, Leicester have scored the same amount of goals with Jamie Vardy as without him.
“But obviously, Vardy is always going to be a huge threat on the break, he plays on the shoulder and he’s very fast.
“We’ve seen over the years Leicester hitting teams on the counter-attack using Jamie Vardy’s pace and that would obviously be a huge threat with the way Leeds play.
“Him not playing is a major boost for Leeds.
“I still think it will be a tough game, the way Brendan Rodgers has got them playing. Leeds leave too many gaps at the back for me.
“It’s away and I think the problem Leeds will have is defending against their attacking prowess, even without Vardy.
“But, Leeds can cause anyone a threat going forward and I think they could come away with a point in a high-scoring draw.”
Leeds will be looking to summer signing Raphinha for another big performance on Sunday after he scored one and made the other in a 2-1 win over Newcastle on Tuesday evening.
Patrick Bamford is out of sorts and hasn’t scored in the last four but will be looking to get back on track at the King Power Stadium.
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