Vardy returns to Leicester City starting line up for Brighton FA Cup tie

Vardy recovery from hernia surgery continues

Jamie Vardy is back in the Leicester City starting line-up for their FA Cup 5th round clash with Brighton. Their talismanic striker had hernia surgery in January and came off the bench in their weekend 0-0 draw with Wolves.

Vardy is the club’s top scorer this season, finding the back of the net 13 times in all competitions, 11 in the Premier League. He has also contributed 5 assists and his return will be key as they continue to ride high in the league, the FA Cup and the Europa League.

Manager Brendan Rodgers suggested he would play a part in the match saying in his press conference:

“You can see what he brings to the team. We’ll definitely get him some minutes on Wednesday, whether that’s in the first period of the game, or the second, so he’ll feature at some point.”

“We’ll make changes but it will be a strong 11. We have to consider the month of games and the early kick-off (against Liverpool on Saturday).”

He is one of seven changes from the weekend as Danny Ward starts in goal with Vontae Daley-Campbell, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas, Wilfred Ndidi, Cengiz Under and Jamie Vardy all coming in.

Kasper Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Hamza Choudhury, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho dropping out.

Big Games to comes

Vardy returns to Leicester City starting line up for Brighton FA Cup tie

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester have 8 games in the next month including games home games against Liverpool and Arsenal and trips to Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Brighton. They also face Slavia Praha in the Europa League round of 32.

It is likely that by mid March we will have a better understanding of how their season is to shape up and there will be hope that their run on  the Champions League places does not fall agonisingly short like last season.

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