Jamie Vardy

Puel: Vardy Back In Contention

Jamie Vardy is available for selection ahead of Leicester City’s Premier League clash at Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, says manager Claude Puel.
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- Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy could return from injury against Chelsea on Saturday (3pm kick-off)
- The England international missed the Emirates FA Cup tie at Fleetwood Town
- Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson are likely to miss this weekend's clash at Stamford Bridge

The England striker missed City’s last two matches, a 3-0 top flight victory over Huddersfield Town and a 0-0 stalemate at Fleetwood Town in the Emirates FA Cup.

As preparations continue for Saturday’s fixture at Stamford Bridge (3pm kick-off), Puel has confirmed that Vardy, 31, has resumed training at Belvoir Drive and is back in contention.

“He will be available, [there is] no problem with Jamie,” the Frenchman confirmed on Thursday afternoon. “He has trained well this week and he’s available for the game."

Defensive pair Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson, meanwhile, are unlikely to feature for the Foxes as both continue their recoveries from hamstring complaints.

“I don’t know for the moment how long [Morgan] will stay out of the squad,” Puel added. “When I have news - I hope good news - I can speak about the injury.

“[Danny] can run a little, not fast, but he can run which is good news. We’ll see when he can come back.”

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