Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers Provides Pre-Spurs Fitness Update

Aside from players with long-term injuries, Jonny Evans will be the only absentee for Leicester City's 2020/21 season finale against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, says Brendan Rodgers.
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- Brendan Rodgers provides his final pre-match fitness update of the 2020/21 season
- Jonny Evans will miss Sunday's Premier League finale against Tottenham Hotspur (4pm BST kick-off)
- The Northern Ireland defender's heel problem returned during the Club's Emirates FA Cup Final win
- Everybody else, aside from long-term absentees, will be available for selection, Rodgers adds

The Foxes head into the final weekend - where members of the Blue Army will be in attendance at King Power Stadium for the first time since March 2020 - currently sitting fifth in the Premier League, but with the potential to climb as high as third if results go their way.

Ahead of that crunch clash with Spurs, who themselves have much to play for, Rodgers revealed that Evans will miss out after a heel injury returned during last weekend's Emirates FA Cup Final victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

"Jonny will miss out," the 48-year-old told the media on Friday. "Everyone else that was available the other night will be available for this game."

It’s been very tough for us, but we’ve managed to be competitive, and in our last game of the season, we’re fighting with two of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Brendan Rodgers

Whatever happens on Sunday, the Foxes manager says his side will finish where they deserve to over a 38-game season and pointed to the development which has been made - especially against the backdrop of the various hurdles they've had to leap.

"This week has been really about perspective," he added. "I look back at everything we’ve had to deal with; a European campaign, the injury list we’ve had... they were injuries to key, important players for us, but we’ve been able to adapt and change the team around to be competitive at the very top.

"As we sit here, our concentration is on winning the game at the weekend against a talented Tottenham team. If we arrive in 69 points at the end of the season and somehow don’t make it to the Champions League, then it’s been really, really unfortunate.

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Goals: Tottenham Hotspur 0 Leicester City 2

Both goals from the Foxes' superb Premier League victory over Tottenham in the Premier League in December 2020.

"Our focus is on finishing the season strong. Players have had an outstanding season. The staff, everyone, has had to work so hard in this pandemic with the fixture schedule.

"It’s been very tough for us, but we’ve managed to be competitive, and in our last game of the season, we’re fighting with two of Europe’s biggest clubs. We’ve got European football again next season, which is a target, and the FA Cup for the first time in the history of the Football Club.

"If I ask myself the question: 'Have we improved?' We most certainly have. Let’s hope we can finish this season with a win at the weekend."

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