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Thursday 29 September 2016

Foxes sweat on injuries as they battle relegation

Nigel Pearson's Leicester side have won four straight games in the Barclays Premier League
Nigel Pearson's Leicester side have won four straight games in the Barclays Premier League

Leicester are sweating on a key trio as they look to keep their Premier League survival hopes alive.

Striker David Nugent and defender Jeff Schlupp are doubts with calf injuries for Wednesday's visit of Chelsea as the Foxes hunt a fifth straight win.

The pair missed Saturday's 1-0 win at Burnley, which lifted the Foxes out of the bottom three for the first time since November.

Forward Jamie Vardy also had an injection in his foot ahead of scoring the winner in the victory at Turf Moor and will be assessed.

Leicester are a point above the relegation zone and boss Nigel Pearson is hopeful all three players will be available to face the champions-elect.

He said: "We have picked up some injuries in games, like Nugent and Schlupp. We will have to assess them to see if they are available for this game or the weekend."

 

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