Leicester vs Man City team & injury news: Four ruled out, two doubts and two set to return

Manchester City could be without Erling Haaland for the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

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Leicester City and Manchester City have three major injury concerns apiece ahead of Saturday’s Premier League meeting.

The two clubs are set to lock horns in the lunchtime match and kick off another weekend of top-flight fixtures. City could, at least temporarily, move first with a win, while the Foxes are in 17th after a difficult start to the campaign, although they have won their last two Premier League matches.

Brendan Rodgers may be able to welcome back Jonny Evans for the clash with City. The Northern Irish defender will be assessed ahead of the game and could be in line for a return to the team. Meanwhile, Wilfred Ndidi is an option again after missing the last four with a hamstring issue, even if he might not have the fitness required to start on Saturday.

"In terms of the squad, we’ll monitor Jonny over the next few games,” Rodgers said in his pre-match press conference. "Wilfred Ndidi has been back training with the squad. The most important thing is he’s back training in the squad and he’s looked fine with the players. Availability is the important thing and thankfully he’s available”

Leicester, whose squad has been decimated by injuries in the early weeks of the season, will still be without long-term absentees Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand.

Evans has been suffering with a calf issue in recent weeks. Credit: Getty.Evans has been suffering with a calf issue in recent weeks. Credit: Getty.
Evans has been suffering with a calf issue in recent weeks. Credit: Getty.

As for City, Pep Guardiola said on Friday that he is uncertain if Erling Haaland will be back in time for the trip to the King Power Stadium. The Norwegian was replaced at half-time in the midweek draw against Borussia Dortmund, with Guardiola citing a combination of a knock, fatigue and illness as the reasons he was replaced.

“He [Haaland] feels better but we train this afternoon and we will assess him in the next few hours,” said the City boss ahead of Saturday’s game. “We will see how he is feeling and after we will decide.”

The 51-year-old also confirmed Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips remain absent as they recover from respective operations undergone in the last six weeks, while Guardiola said Ederson will start after he was given a night off against Dortmund on Tuesday, with Stefan Ortega Moreno playing in his stead.

Ruled out: Pereira, Bertrand (Leicester); Walker, Phillips (City)

Doubts: Evans (Leicester); Haaland (City)

Returning: Ndidi (Leicester); Ederson (City)