Leicester City vs Chelsea: Potter Confirms 2 Key Players Will Miss Foxes EPL Clash

Leicester City vs Chelsea: Potter Confirms 2 Key Players Will Miss Foxes EPL Clash

Fred Kennedy
March 11, 2023 at 7:33 AM
  • Chelsea are scheduled to face Leicester City in their next Premier League clash on Saturday
  • The Blues are set to miss the services of two key players alongside Sterling, who is a major doubt
  • The west Londoners currently sit 10th in the standings with 34 points, 11 off the top four

Graham Potter has confirmed Chelsea will be without two key players when they take on Leicester City in their Premier League clash on Saturday, March 11, at the King Power Stadium.

The Blues will take the Leicester City trip off a fantastic week that saw them book a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Potter's charges silenced Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the second leg of their round of 16 tie played at Stamford Bridge to progress to the last of the competition on a 2-1 goal aggregate.

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Graham Potter looks dejected during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Southampton FC at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Justin Setterfield.
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According to Metro UK, Chelsea's vital win over Dortmund came on the back of a 1-0 victory over Leeds in the Premier League.

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The west Londoners will now be looking to build on their new-found momentum when they play Leicester this Saturday as they eye a European football spot.

Auba, James to miss Leicester clash

However, they will have to do it without two key players, with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James ruled out of the King Power Stadium trip.

The development was confirmed by Potter, with the Chelsea boss revealing that Raheem Sterling is also a major doubt.

"Reece has been ill, so hasn’t trained today. He won’t make the gam," Potter said via Goal.
"Aubameyang has a slight problem with his back so he’s looking like he’ll miss the game. Raheem [Sterling] had a little feeling in his hamstring, so looking doubtful tomorrow," he added.

Chelsea fans slam Potter

Sports Brief previously reported on fans slamming Potter for not watching Kai Havertz retake a penalty after the German hit the foot of the post on his first attempt.

The English manager comes off as a soft personality who is relatively quiet on the touchline, but he has to be more vocal to help his team maintain the momentum.

Evening Standard reported the 47-year-old was more animated on the sidelines during the win over Leeds and showed more fight in the game against Dortmund.

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