& # 39; It Will Help Them & # 39 ;: Brendan Rogers insists that Leicester & # 39; s devastating Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa will help them take home silverware in the future
- Leicester & # 39; s Carabao Cup heartbreak will pay Brendan Rodgers the future, thinks
- The Foxes were stunned by a winner of the injury time of Aston Villa to fall out of the cup
- Rodgers is to win silverware in England and thinks the experience will help
- They will focus their attention on a top four challenge and Chelsea on Saturday
The Foxes, who are third, move 11 points away from the fourth placed Chelsea with a win while at home in Coventry or Birmingham in the fifth round of the FA Cup .
Rodgers had several successes with Celtic, but still has to cancel one big south of the border trophy.
He said: & # 39; I have previously lost in semi-finals, so you know there are many more good days.
& # 39; You gain experience, and especially for many of the young players, it is as close as they are in terms of a final cup in the last few years.
& # 39; So indirectly it will help them. At that moment it may not feel that way. The next day is difficult, but they came in on Thursday and will get around it again.
& # 39; You just works harder than you've ever done and you have to concentrate and get into your next game.
"It's really as simple as that, but you have to work as a manager to make sure that trust is still there.
" Everyone hurts, everyone is disappointed, but you have to get over that, and that's how it is at the highest level.
& # 39; You'd rather have those feelings and build that resilience than get rid of them in the first round. & # 39;
Leicester completed the signing of defender Ryan Bennett of Wolves on Friday, until the end of the season.
The deal is turned into a permanent transfer when the 29-year-old center back – which gives Rodgers the opportunity to play with a back three – makes a certain number of appearances. However, he will not be able to act against his parent club in the Premier League on February 14.
Leicester flop Islam Slimani asks to conclude his loan agreement with Monaco shortly after Manchester United has made a shock movement to sign him to resolve the peak crisis
- Leicester- striker Islam Slimani has asked his loan in Monaco to be demolished
- Manchester United has launched a shock investigation into a loan agreement for Slimani
- United has I was told it would cost them £ 4 million to sign Slimani on loan
United is eager to lend Slimani but has been told that such a deal would cost them £ 4 million.
The side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bring in a striker for Friday's transfer period, with Marcus Rashford coming out with a stress fracture in his back for about two months.
Solskjaer can rely on Anthony Martial and younger Mason Greenwood, but United certainly needs an extra option at the front.
Slimani has scored seven goals this season in 13 Ligue 1 games for Monaco, while also providing seven assists.
The 31-year-old has missed the last two league games of Monaco with a muscle injury.
Algeria, international Slimani, joined Leicester of Sporting in 2016, but spent a large part of his Foxes career on loan. with Newcastle and Fenerbahce.
Slimani has scored 13 goals in 46 games for Leicester, where his contract runs until the summer of 2021.
Jamie Vardy is part of Leicester & # 39; s squadron against Aston Villa in Carabao Cup quarter-final after buttock muscle injury
- Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will be in the squad for Aston Villa Cup Tie Tie
- Vardy sustained a buttock muscle in their 4-1 demolition of West Ham in the competition
- Boss Brendan Rodgers not sure whether he will start or sit on the couch
- Rodgers thinks Jurgen Klopp is within his rights & # 39; is to use reserves in the FA Cup
- Jamie Vardy damaged a glute during Leicester & # 39; s midweek win over West Ham
- The 33-year-old will not play a role in their FA Cup tie at Brentford on Saturday
- However, he was able to appear in the Carabao Cup semi-final second stage of Tuesday
- Leicester went into battle with Aston Villa with the score 1-1 of the first stage
- Brendan Rodgers believes that Leicester players' expectations have grown
- The Foxes manager said that recent success means more is expected of them
- Ben Chilwell was the source of frustration after losing to Southampton
- Rodgers may be forced to turn his team for the Carabao Cup semi-final
- Saints grabbed a victory in Leicester after a late leveler was excluded from the hosts
- Leicester & # 39; s title winning captain Wes Morgan faces unknown to the Foxes
- Morgan had damaged a groin in the FA Cup victory against Wigan
- The foxes are supposed to be interested in signing a new center. back this month
- Morgan is without contract at the end of the season and has not made a new deal
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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Jamie Vardy will be a part of the Leicester team for the Carabao Cup of Tuesday collision with Aston Villa .
Vardy quickly recovered from the buttock damage he sustained in the 4-1 win over West Ham last week and while Rodgers had always planned on taking him out of the win of FA Cup in Brentford, the Leicester boss will count on the 33-year-old in Villa Park.
Rodgers has not yet decided whether to include Vardy in the starting XI or to name him among the substitutes because Leicester is looking for the victory that would bring them to a first grand final since 2000, after the 1 -1 tie in the first leg three weeks ago.
& # 39; He is in the team, & # 39; said Rodgers. "We will give it another full day to see how he is tomorrow, in terms of whether he starts or comes off the couch, but he will play a role.
" If you ask me or he's 100 percent, maybe 80 percent, but I'd rather have an 80 percent Jamie Vardy available, in terms of what he gives the team and his threat.
& # 39; It is also about the further risk of injury that we weigh. But he has survived the past two days on the field and we will see what that will look like tomorrow, but I am confident that he will one day be involved. & # 39;
Rodgers is expected to restore his main players after having some of them rested in Griffin Park, although veteran center-back Wes Morgan will miss the competition due to illness.
The victory over Brentford ensures that Leicester has a full break between their league games against Chelsea on February 1 and with Wolves on February 12.
Liverpool does not have such luxury after signing at Shrewsbury yesterday, which means a repeat next week. Boss Jurgen Klopp said that Liverpool will play field pigeons in that competition and Klopp is not going to sit on the bench.
Rodgers said: "He is well within his rights to do it – that's why you have reserve and youth teams. I talked about players' tax and press players during the Christmas period.
& # 39; Next week is not really a break, but something that the players should at least have and go away, recovering a little.
& # 39 It was therefore ridiculous to organize repetitions during that period and he (Klopp) has the right to choose the team he decides. & # 39;
& # 39; It is not as serious as we thought. It is not a hamstring & # 39 ;: Brendan Rodgers & # 39; Jamie Vardy can play in Leicester's Carabao Cup semi-finals against Aston Villa after injury during victory over West Ham
Vardy damaged a glute during the 4-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday and will not occur in Saturday FA Cup fourth round draw in Brentford – although he would not have played even if fit with Leicester would certainly rotate.
Yet Rodgers refused to rule out that Vardy was involved in Villa Park, with the winner guaranteed to continue to Wembley after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
& # 39; He can't play on the weekend and becomes a question mark for Tuesday & # 39 ;, said R Odgers. & # 39; It's not as serious as we thought; no hamstring.
& # 39; We hope to be on Tuesday, but there is a bit of work to do in the course of the coming days. He will work with the medical team on the weekend. & # 39;
Vardy turned 33 earlier this month, but Rodgers believes the Premier League top scorer has many fruitful years ahead of him.
He only entered the League League after joining Leicester from Fleetwood Town in 2012 – unlike the majority of top strikers who have played high-level football since their teens.
Rodgers added: & # 39; He may not have as many miles on the clock as other players who are at the age of 16 or 17.
& I can only judge what I see now. Looking at him, his condition, his speed and his understanding means that if he can stay fit, he can play at a very high level for a number of years.
& # 39; He is 33 and has a good lifestyle, caring himself. Some players can be written off after the age of 30, but between 30 and 35 they can be a great asset as long as they lead the right lifestyle. & # 39;
Mystery surrounds the absence of Ben Chilwell and Hamza Choudhury from Leicester's squad against Burnley
Brendan Rodgers believes that Leicester & # 39; s recent success has raised the expectations of his star players, as Foxes fans express frustration with Ben Chilwell after the defeat of Southampton
Brendan Rodgers believes that Leicester's success in recent seasons their means players have to cope with greater demand from supporters.
Back left Ben Chilwell, a homegrown player, was a target for fan frustration in last week's 2-1 defeat by Southampton at King Power Stadium.
Leicester boss Rodgers is convinced that Chilwell, 23, has the character to withstand the moans, but wanted to point out how far Leicester has come. They won the title in 2016, reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League a year later and this season are third in the Premier League .
& # 39; This is a great group of followers who would have been happy with the 17th and a point above four or five years ago [the relegation zone] & # 39 ;, said Rodgers. "Now the expectation has grown.
" The performances they want from players have grown. Ben is a top talent and this is something he has to live with. But he is strong.
& # 39; Ben has made a huge advance through the club, anything but last Saturday was really fun. But he understands it's not fun. He probably never experienced it last week.
Rodgers has Christian Fuchs, who was part of the title-winning party, to step in for Chilwell, while the summer signing of James Justin can play in both full-back roles.
Rodgers added: & # 39; It (rotation) is something we should look at. He is a very important player for us.
& # 39; Part of his development is that he can go out week after week from a mental perspective.
& # 39; But sometimes, you have to look at the energy in the team, and if we think we should bring it out, we'll do it. & # 39;
& VAR was an important tool … it worked fantastic & Ralph Hasenhuttl praises technology after Leicester & # 39; s leveler against Southampton was excluded
- Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl praised the impact of VAR on Saturday
Brendan Rodgers had no complaints after Jonny The header from Evans was with chalk
Southampton Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl praised VAR and Brendan Rodgers had no complaints about the rejected goal of Leicester after an afternoon full of incidents.
Foxes defending Jonny Evans thought he had led a 90th leveler just for VAR to capture the goal for offside when the offside teams returned to the center line.
And Rodgers said, & # 39; If you look at it, Jonny Evans makes the headline and you think we have the point. But it was correct for both incidents. Jonny was offside, we can't complain. & # 39;
The other Rodgers incident referred to the reversal of a penalty to Southampton early in the second half.
Shane Long was bundled by Caglar Soyuncu alone for VAR to play and rule that the Saints striker was sidelined by the smallest margins.
But Hasenhuttl said: & VAR was an important tool today and it worked fantastic.
& # 39; This makes it so much better because we use that high line to defend set pieces, we know VAR is there and it's fantastic. & # 39;
Leicester & title winning Wes Morgan hero left fighting for the future with anxious waiting for injury suffered in FA Cup victory against Wigan
Leicester & # 39; s title winning captain Wes Morgan stands for an uncertain future in the club while he waits to see the extent of his injury he suffered in the FA Cup victory over Wigan.
Morgan damaged a groin circle during only his sixth start of the campaign and, with Leicester interested in signing a center this month, the odds of the 35-year-old in the remainder of the season can be limited.
The former defender of Nottingham Forest, who turns 36 this month, lifted the Premier League in 2016, but has no contract at the end of the season and has not yet signed a new deal .
He said: & I am at the age I should think about next season. First and foremost it is how I feel and whether I can still compete at this level.
think I think I came and showed that I can. It depends on what the club wants to do and what I want to do further.
& # 39; This season I'm just trying to focus on staying fit and being available for selection and showing the manager what I can do. .
& # 39; During the spells I have played, I feel that I have done well and I certainly feel fit and strong enough to go another season if it was offered to me. & # 39;
The Foxes, who faced Aston Villa on Wednesday in the first leg of their semi-final of the Carabao Cup, have investigated a possible deal for Juventus to defend Merih Demiral.
When asked about his plans, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said: "There are clubs with a higher status and offering higher wages. A player who comes here or who wants to come here knows why he wants to come. It is a fantastic club, a really exciting team that plays in a style of football that they can enjoy. & # 39;
Chelsea and Manchester City & # 39; ready to compete for Leicester & £ 39m-rated defender Ben Chilwell in the summer & # 39;
The 23-year-old was in impressive form this season and has become an integral player in the high-flying Leicester side of Brendan Rodgers.
Leicester does not intend to sell Chilwell in January, but will face a fight to prevent his departure in the summer.
Chilwell, who only signed a new long-term agreement with Leicester in October, could cost City of Chelsea more than £ 60 million.
Frank Lampard has repeatedly turned to young English players since he took over the Chelsea manager in the summer.
Chilwell fits Lampard & # 39; s vision for the club but the i report that the van fender first wants to see if Pep Guardiola retains control of City after this season before making a decision takes over his future.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is used to living in the shadow.
The Foxes shot-stopper known for years only Manchester United sons of legend Peter Schmeichel
His father won five titles Premier League Champions League the FA Cup Three teams as well as the League Cup and the UEFA Super Cup on an occasion in an illustrious eight-year period at one of the largest clubs in the world.
Following in the footsteps of one of the best keepers in the history of the Premier League was never a
Schmeichel previously admitted that grew up as the son of an Old Trafford icon almost deterred him from a football career .
& # 39; There was a point in my life where I was fed up with football, & he said.
& # 39; Football was so awesome, so intense, just everything in your life. You couldn't go anywhere, really true with my father and the football circus became too much for me at a young age.
& # 39; I probably fell in love with it around 13-14. It had a lot to do with companionship, teamwork and being part of a team. Training every day – I loved that. & # 39;
Leicester reaps the rewards of Schmeichel restoring his passion for the game while trying to stop Liverpool's title levy on Boxing Day.
|Games||Minutes||Goals admitted||Minutes per target admitted||Clean sheets|
|Peter Schmeel||310||27,596||287||96||41.30 percent|
With the foxes challenging the Reds for the glory of the Premier League, the 33-year-old showing that he is just as valuable to his club as his famous father used to be.
He is the last line of the best defense in the English top flight – the side of Brendan Rodgers has only awarded 14 goals in 18 games in ] this campaign.
The Denmark international has kept more clean sheets than Liverpool & Alisson, Manchester City & # 39; s Ederson, Chelsea & Kepa Arrizabalaga and United & # 39; s David de Gea.
In the past, Schmeichel had to play the second violin for the aforementioned big keepers, who eat with hefty price tags.
But the Foxes goalkeeper has become one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League.
In addition to tracking seven clear rounds, he increases on average 116 minutes per goal awarded, while Arrizabalaga assigns a goal that is awarded every 61 minutes and Gea every 71 minutes after the same number of matches (17).
While Schmeichel also only has a lower savings percentage than Liverpool No 1 Alisson. Alisson has a saving rate of 78.3 percent, while Foxes's husband is 76.7 percent
Comparing Van Gea has a safe percentage of 71.4 percent, Ederson & # 39; s is 70.4 percent and Arrizabalaga & s is significantly lower with 55.4 percent.
Last month, Rodgers praised his No. 1 and claimed that he was at the same level as Brazilians Ederson and Alisson.
Is he up there with Ederson and Alisson? Absolutely no question. He is one of the top keepers in European football. Hopefully you see all his qualities, & he said.
The statistics show that he is at the top of his game and an important player is in Rodgers & # 39; high-flying Foxes silk.
However, Schmeichel's career did not come to the best start after his progression of the youth ranks to Manchester City.
He struggled to impress the Etihad and was lent to Darlington, Bury, Falkirk, Cardiff and Coventry.
& # 39; He probably doesn't get the credit he deserves, there is no doubt about that. Everyone spoke about his father, but this is a boy who has endured the difficult way in itself. He has been on loan, has played in Scotland, & Rodgers added.
It is during his time with the King Power that Schmeichel has grown up. After gaining a vital experience in Notts County and then Leeds, he made the switch to the Midlands club eight years ago for a bargain price of just £ 1.25 million.
KASPER SCHMEICHEL STATS IN FOX TITLE-WINNING CAMPAIGN
Minutes played : 3,420
Achieved goals: 36
Minutes per assigned goal: 95
Savings percentage: 73.3 per cent
Clean sheets: 15
Errors leading to goals: 0 
In his first season, he was a striking performer, culminating in winning the club & # 39; s Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year end of the season prizes.
A season later his impressive performance among the sticks saw him his first winning cap for Denmark and after helping bring the foxes back into the Premier League, he played an integral role in Leicester's Premier League triumph.
Eventually Schmeichel was out of his father's silhouette by lifting the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season.
He kept 15 clean sheets and had a saving rate of 73.3 percent during that title winning campaign.
The goalkeeper has been associated with club relocations, including previous reports of interest from European giants Real Madrid, but has been a key figure in Foxes' dressing room.
Schmeichel witnessed the tragedy that cost the life of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others last year.
He was the only player left in the Leicester stadium after the competition against West Ham when the helicopter crashed with the owner.
Schmeichel tried to help while he and several others were running outside the stage, but were kept about 100 meters away.
& # 39; I stood on the field and I waved it away, & # 39; Schmeichel said.
Srivaddmeprichha brought and after the tragedy in October 2018 the goalkeeper spoke about the Thai businessman with dignity.
& # 39; When he took over this club, it was in a fairly precarious situation, and to build what he has is pretty amazing, & # 39; he said
& # 39; It is one thing to build a team and club that can perform on the field, but we are more proud of the family he has created and the feeling that he is everyone has welcomed.
& # 39; It doesn't matter who you are or what position you have at the club. Whether it is player, staff, stadium staff, security – whatever it is – everyone is equal and is part of the family. & # 39;
On the weekend of the far anniversary of Srivaddhanaprabha's death this year, Schmeichel, the fox captain, was part of the side that beat Southampton 9-0 – a fitting tribute.
The clean slate meant that he had equated his father's record of the 1994-95 season with United and Peter praised his son after becoming the second goalkeeper who had not won 9-0.
& # 39; You can never imagine playing under the [tag of] "Peter Schmeichel is my father". But that's something he has had to fight his entire life with, & Rodgers said last month.
& # 39; And now it is about Kasper Schmeichel, whom he deserves. He takes care of his body. He is fit, you can see how skinny he is and what his concentration helps. He has a lot of energy and he is a real leader in our team. & # 39;
Schmeichel did not hide but instead left the shadows at Leicester and will leave a huge gaping hole with the club when he leaves.
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