Leicester's James Maddison and Ben Chilwell Still Doubtful for Sheffield United Clash

Brendan Rodgers has revealed James Maddison and Ben Chilwell are still doubts for Leicester's vital game against Sheffield United on Thursday night.

Maddison has not played since the 2-1 loss at Everton in early July due to a hip problem, while Chilwell has been absent following the 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace three days later with a heel injury.

Leicester are already without central defender Çağlar Söyüncü after his red card at Bournemouth, while Ricardo Pereira remains a long term absentee with a knee injury.

Rodgers announced in his press conference on Tuesday that Maddison and Chilwell will also be unavailable for selection.

“It’s safe to say they are both doubts for Thursday and going into each game we’d like to give them every chance possible,” said Rodgers, as quoted by the Telegraph.

“It will be game by game and we’re seeing how they respond on a sort of daily basis...we are missing some very creative players and we’ve been unfortunate but we’ll find a solution. I have great trust in the other players and they give everything.”

Both Chilwell and Maddison will miss the game on Thursday

Leicester and Sheffield United go into Thursday's game with European qualification in mind. The Foxes are fighting it out with Chelsea and Manchester United for a Champions League spot, while the Blades are currently seventh, which will be good enough for a Europa League position provided Arsenal don't win the FA Cup.

Leicester's form in recent weeks has been poor, with the 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth particularly baffling, especially with Rodgers' side a goal up at half time.

Rodgers also spoke about the "disbelief" in the Leicester camp after that surprise defeat, adding: “It was a shock that it happened and a game which wasn’t natural for us.

Leicester were humbled by Bournemouth

“We have had a huge disappointment so we have to move on from that. The destiny is always with us and we’re happy to accept the responsibility and pressure.

“I know it’s something that’s not terminal, no good team does well without a good spirit.”

Source : 90min