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Leicester boss Rodgers provides latest on Jamie Vardy ahead of Chelsea clash

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has this afternoon provided an update on the fitness of star striker Jamie Vardy, ahead of his side’s meeting with Chelsea.

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The Foxes are set to return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon, in the English top-flight’s weekend opener.

Rodgers’ men will welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium, for a crunch clash in the race for a top-4 berth.

The two sides will head into proceedings separated by just a solitary place in the table, with Leicester holding the advantage in 3rd.

While Saturday’s hosts hold a comfortable 8-point lead over Chelsea, though, their form has proven largely hit-and-miss of late.

Leicester have managed wins in just 2 of their last 6 across all competitions, with their latest outing having seen the Foxes ousted from the League Cup by Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

A semi-final clash between the clubs at Villa Park eventually saw the relegation-battling hosts emerge with a 2-1 win, to book their spot in the competition’s finale at Leicester’s expense.

Vardy latest

Their defeat on Tuesday, meanwhile, came with star striker Jamie Vardy having only been fit enough to be introduced from the bench.

The English hitman picked up a glute problem versus West Ham last weekend, and was not risked from the off as a result.

As such, speaking in a pre-Chelsea press conference this afternoon, Brendan Rodgers was asked for an update on Vardy’s fitness.

And the Leicester boss went on to confirm that his veteran hitman came through the club’s defeat to Villa unscathed:

‘He was okay. We found no side effects after the game. He’s trained today and was good.’

On the possibility of Vardy starting versus Chelsea, Rodgers added: ‘Potentially.’

Wes Morgan, on the other hand, has been ruled out.

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