Leicester City play Spartak Moscow on Wednesday. And Foxes defender Jonny Evans Should not start the Europa League match for these reasons.
The matches are now coming fast and all are of utmost importance if Leicester want to achieve something this season. The Premier League resumed last weekend after a fourteen day break following international matches; Manchester United were welcomed to King Power Stadium and the hosts ended the drought for a long awaited win. The Foxes halted a 29 away match unbeaten run of the opponents, who are captained by former Fox, Harry Maguire, who had a game to forget.
In the post-match interview following a frustrating draw against Crystal Palace, Brendan Rodgers accepted that LCFC’s defence was the reason for the sudden dip in-form. However, in the last match the heart of defence showcased much needed maturity and the fans lauded Jonny Evans for that fact. He returned after recovering from a continuous ongoing issue of Plantar Fascitis, an inflammatory pathology of the foot.
There have been certain fans on social media expressing their concern over the fitness of the ex-United centre-back. The defender was substituted in the second-half which was a concern for every supporter of the club as they feared whether his issue had developed inflammation again.
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“He [Evans] had cramp in both legs,” the manager said in a post-match interview. “He hasn’t played for a few weeks, he hasn’t played a lot of football, so it was cramp”
Reported Leicester Mercury
Logically, the 33 year old should be rested for the clash against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League later today. The Northern Ireland international has displayed from time to time that the team is a different proposition when he starts at the heart of the defence making him very crucial for future ambitions. The inflamed foot always stands a chance of aggravation if he is not rested from time to time, henceforth he must be used very wisely. Arguably – clearly – the Premier League is more important a competition to focus on.