By Jack Cunningham

4th Nov, 2021 | 1:10pm

Leicester could be without three key players against Leeds United

Leicester City have fitness concerns over James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, and Ricardo Pereira ahead of their game against Leeds United.

In his pre-match press conference before the Foxes face Spartak Moscow, Brendan Rodgers confirmed that he has concerns over all three [Leeds Live].

It appears as if Leicester’s squad has been hit by illness, and that could hand the Whites a slight advantage as they look to win back-to-back league games for the first time this season.

Rodgers said: “We’ve had a few players with the sickness bug that’s going about, but we’ll just have to assess that and see where they’re at.”

Potential boost for the Whites.

Even if Maddison and Barnes shake off their illness, you wouldn’t expect either of them to be at their best against the Whites.

Any sort of illness like that can really impact a footballer, so we will have to see how they do.

Rodgers also has slight concerns over Pereira, though; he did confirm that he thinks the right-back will be fine to play against Leeds.

The Whites have had a lot of injury problems themselves this season, so it makes a change for their opponents to be suffering instead.

Given that the Foxes have to play in the Europa League before they face the Whites, you would think that Leeds could take advantage of any tiredness in Rodgers’ squad.

Given the way Leeds play, we can’t really think of a worse side to play after either recovering from illness or having played a game less than three days earlier.

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta has revealed some insight into working with Marcelo Bielsa.