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Saturday 10 December 2016

Drinkwater ban blow for Foxes

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Photo: PA
Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Photo: PA

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has accepted an English Football Association charge of violent conduct and will serve an immediate three-match ban.

The England international will be suspended following an elbow on Watford's Valon Behrami in the Foxes' 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Referee Neil Swarbrick took no action during the game but the English FA acted having been alerted to the footage after it ran on social media on Sunday.

Drinkwater will now miss tomorrow's visit of Middlesbrough, the trip to Sunderland and the home game with Manchester City on December 10. He has started every Leicester game this season and helped them into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday when the Foxes beat Club Brugge 2-1.

Claudio Ranieri is light in midfield, with Nampalys Mendy struggling with an ankle injury. Andy King and Daniel Amartey are the club's only fit central midfielders.

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