Former Leicester City defender Matt Elliott is unsure whether or not Harvey Barnes and James Maddison will come straight back into the team.
Both men have recently found themselves on the injury table, but it hasn’t hurt Leicester City’s progress all that much. Indeed, it has allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to get a run in the team and he has more than filled their boots, scoring nine goals in the last nine games.
And speaking on the latest edition of 5000/1, Elliott wasn’t so sure whether, despite being regulars in the team up to this point in the season, they would be able to command a place in the team upon their return.
He said: “It’s going to be a bit of a conundrum, but it wasn’t so long ago Leicester were playing 4-2-3-1 and they weren’t doing bad at that either. They’ve just got good players in the squad, haven’t they? Whichever system Leicester play, they can be effective, they’ve proven that. It’s more strings to their bow and what weapons to have, to have that flexibility or versatility to adapt within games.
“I think while Leicester are playing well and in that rhythm, with this system, I don’t think he [Brendan Rodgers] is going to change it anytime soon.”
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TIF Thoughts on Matt Elliott’s comments about Leicester City’s team selection…
Elliott’s comments more or less come under the umbrella of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. The Foxes currently have the third-best form in the league over the past eight games, which has put them comfortably on course for a place in the Champions League.
But the job is still not done, so whilst they still have this form, they may as well keep it going for as long as they can if it means they can get those last few points to get them over the line. Plus, surely Gareth Southgate wouldn’t mind if Barnes and Maddison were to get some rest ahead of this summer’s European Championships.