Jamie Vardy: Brendan Rodgers planning for life at Leicester without striker

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester should at all times look for a future without Jamie Vardy.

The striker turned 34 final week and has been nursing a persistent hip drawback.

He will probably be match for Tuesday’s go to of Chelsea after coming off late on in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Southampton.

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Rodgers stated: “Of course, the backdrop is the club always has to be looking forward and planning forward, not just in Jamie’s position but in every position – it’s something which is an ongoing process with every player.”

Despite his age, Vardy reveals no indicators of slowing down in the case of his goal-scoring report. He has netted 11 occasions in 17 matches this time period following on from his 23 targets in 35 league video games final season, which noticed him win the Premier League’s golden boot award.

Vardy has 18 months left on his present contract which may hold him at the King Power stadium till he’s 36.

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Rodgers relishing battle with ‘tremendous groups’

Rodgers says he’s relishing the battle with the league’s “super teams” as he prepares to face Chelsea on Tuesday evening, reside on Sky Sports.

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Victory would see his facet transfer high of the Premier League with Manchester United and Manchester City not in motion till Wednesday.

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Brendan Rodgers praised his Leicester workforce for competing with the Premier League’s ‘tremendous groups’

Saturday’s house win over Southampton noticed Leicester transfer between Manchester United and Liverpool forward of their Super Sunday recreation. The goalless draw at Anfield noticed Leicester retain second place till City leapfrogged them with a 4-0 win at house to Crystal Palace.

Rodgers stated: “You only need to look at the teams around us. I know we disappointed most people when we stopped the 1st vs 2nd game yesterday by winning our game against Southampton. So that was unfortunate for you guys.

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“I’ve been very blissful. The gamers have been excellent up till this level. You must retain that starvation and want if you wish to always be up in that high echelons within the league.

“We are fighting with some super teams. There’s some big teams up there but our guys are competing and that is all I can ask.”

Lampard: Leicester are title contenders

Frank Lampard has no doubts Leicester are Premier League contenders this season however shouldn’t be presently entertaining ideas of his Chelsea facet difficult for the title.

Chelsea are seventh within the desk, six factors behind Tuesday evening’s opponents Leicester who’re within the midst of one other top-four problem beneath supervisor Brendan Rodgers.

Lampard feels Rodgers and his gamers can set their sights on a real title tilt this yr however that his personal goals – at least for the time being – are significantly shorter time period.

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Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says Leicester are Premier League title challengers

“Leicester are in the title race for sure because of the way they are playing, the results they are getting, and their position in the league,” he stated. “Last season we managed to get above them at the back end of the season but it was a big ask for us because they’re a very good team with very good individuals and a very good manager.

“They’re within the race and there are others which are within the race however we’ve to not contemplate the race at the second and contemplate ourselves and if we are able to get wins that may propel us again as much as the place we wish to be.

“It (the title race) is relatively open, especially compared to recent years.”

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