Brendan Rodgers must have been on top of the world on Monday night. After a spell of poor form, his Leicester side had just thumped Aston Villa 4-0 - avenging their defeat to the Villans in the Carabao Cup semi-final.
However, three days is a long time in football and the Northern Irishman has had to deal with some pretty devastating setbacks in the period following that result.
Not only are three of his players (unnamed) self-isolating after exhibiting symptoms associated with coronavirus. A previous report had claimed that the club is testing all of its stars with results expected on Friday.
In addition to the COVID-19 scare, James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira have also suffered injuries.
Here are all the key talking points from Rodgers' pre-Watford press conference where all of this was revealed (with quotes via BBC Sport Leicester).
On Self Isolated Players and Football Behind Closed Doors
"The game is all about the players and the fans and if you have one that’s not there, then it’s not the same.
"When the stands are full, that’s when it’s your time to shine. That’s why we do it, we’re doing it for them. When they’re not there it’s not the same experience."
On Injuries to James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira
First, Rodgers spoke on Pereira's season ending ACL injury that he sustained following a tackle with Jack Grealish on Monday.
On Jamie Vardy Being One Away From 100 Premier League Goals
"As a footballer, his speed and movement. His tactical idea of the game is at a really high level. He’s an elite finisher, and has a natural gift for finishing. And as a person he has a steely determination."
On Former Leicester Boss Nigel Pearson
You can see the effect of the way he’s gone in there [at Watford] and has galvanised them now and got them organised. We’ll be ready for a tough game."
Source : 90min