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A season that started with so much promise is ending in disarray for Leicester City, who are now officially condemned to a season without European football and find themselves closer to the relegation zone than the top seven at this late stage of the campaign.
The European hangover was always going to impact their chances of gleaning a positive result against an inspired Everton side, and even though Patson Daka capitalised on a defensive mix-up to find the back of the net, the Toffees prolonged their hosts’ misery through Vitaliy Mykolenko‘s stunner and Mason Holgate‘s header.
Now winless in seven in all competitions and at risk of suffering three consecutive defeats in the top flight since the final days of Claude Puel‘s reign, Leicester are languishing in 14th in the standings and are only eight clear of the drop zone, so an incredible set of circumstances could still see them being dragged into a fight for survival.
Brendan Rodgers‘s side will welcome clashes with already-relegated Norwich and Watford to ease such fears – which would have been inconceivable at the start of the season – but they have only taken two points from the last 15 on offer in the top flight and still have to do battle with Chelsea before the season is done and dusted.
The Foxes were unbeaten in six Premier League games at the King Power before going down to Everton, but Rodgers can be expected to rotate once again, and Norwich are truly going out with a whimper.
As well as long-term absentees Wilfred Ndidi and Ryan Bertrand, Leicester were forced to cope without the trio of James Maddison, James Justin and Ricardo Pereira last time out, although Rodgers has confirmed that the former two will be OK for Wednesday’s game.
Justin’s season was initially feared to be over after he dislocated his shoulder against Roma in the Europa Conference League, and Pereira’s unspecified issue has also put his participation in Leicester’s final four games at risk.
Rodgers is sure to consider recalls for Harvey Barnes and Ademola Lookman in midweek, while a well-rested Jamie Vardy seeks to increase his phenomenal tally of 14 goals in his last 14 Premier League games against newly-promoted sides.
Leicester are not the only ones with a well-occupied treatment room right now, as Norwich remain without Kenny McLean, Ozan Kabak, Joshua Sargent, Andrew Omobamidele, Christoph Zimmermann and Adam Idah for the long term, while Mathias Normann will also sit this one out after missing the West Ham loss with a thigh injury.
Brandon Williams has also landed himself in hot water with the Canaries following a controversial Instagram post, so Dimitrios Giannoulis should be ready for action if the Manchester United loanee is disciplined by the club.
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Smith was full of praise for 19-year-old Tony Springett after he came off the bench for his debut in the defeat to West Ham, and the Irish youngster will hope to force his way into the starting XI before the season is over.
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Thomas; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Byram, Giannoulis; Gilmour, Sorensen, Rupp; Dowell, Pukki, Rashica