Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on “outstanding” Leeds United

    Leicester have won their last 3 games in all competitions.

    Boss Brendan Rodgers firmly insists Leicester are ready to face Leeds and will never ever undervalue them.

    The Foxes take a trip to Elland Roadway on Monday going for a 4th straight win following Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League triumph at AEK Athens.

    Leeds have actually scored 12 goals in their opening 6 games, the most for a recently promoted club in the Premier League for 27 years, and Rodgers understands the danger Leicester face.

    Rodgers stated: “I took Swansea up and I understand the obstacles you have being a recently promotedteam When we got promoted it was considered we were just a team turning up and it wasn’t up until after teams understood the level of our game.

    ” We won’ t make that error with our preparation (for Monday). We see the quality they have, the focus, the movement.

    ” I enjoy Marcelo Bielsa fromway back I started coaching in the 1990s and when I was checking out coaching, different supervisors and different designs he was on my radar when he was with Argentina.

    ” He entered Europe with Athletic Bilbao. You saw the distinct style he has in regards to man-marking and the strength with which his teams play.

    “I was delighted when he came to Leeds, they have a great tradition in the game. It didn’t quite work in the first year but in the second year he got them over the line. They have come into the Premier League and been outstanding.”

    Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi (both groin) are out and Daniel Amartey (thigh) is side- lined in addition to Timothy Castagne (hamstring).

    Jonny Evans might return after a back problem and Ricardo Pereira took a trip to Athens however is still a couple of weeks from returning from his Achilles injury.

    “We took Ricardo out to continue with his rehabilitation,” added Rodgers

    ” He’s certainly getting close, however he won’ t function prior to the international break.

    ” However we’re enthusiastic that, after that, he will be offered to participate, so it’s great news for us. He’s advanced actually well.

    “He’s worked ever so hard and is now starting to join in with parts of the sessions with the outfield players and we just wanted to keep that rehab going so we took him out with us.”

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