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Leicester injury problems could make it a good time for Sheffield United to face them

Leicester City could have as many as eight players injured when they host Sheffield United this weekend.

The Blades visit the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon looking for only their fifth Premier League win of the season.

They face a Leicester side currently third in the table and aiming to qualify for the Champions League next term.

United, meanwhile, are rock bottom and 12 points from safety. They seem destined to be back playing in the Championship in 2021/22.

On the face of it, this fixture seems like a mismatch and should be an easy three points for the Foxes.

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Which many will still view it as, even though manager Brendan Rodgers has something of an injury crisis ahead of him.

It’s something Chris Wilder can emphasise with, as there are currently seven Blades side-lined with fitness issues.

Who could be missing for Leicester against Sheffield United?

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Leicestershire Live reports that four players will definitely be missing for Leicester on Sunday.

James Justin isn’t expected back until November after having knee surgery. Harvey Barnes has also had a knee operation and won’t be back in action until April.

Wes Morgan has an ongoing back problem and won’t be back in training until the middle of this month. Finally, Cengiz Under has picked up a knock and is thought to be out until after the international break.

Then there are those highly unlikely to feature. That includes James Maddison, whose hip issue is being monitored. Dennis Praet is still recovering from two months out with a hamstring injury.

There is better news for the Foxes concerning Jonny Evans. The defender has missed their last two matches, but is in contention to return this weekend.

Ayoze Perez is due back in full training this week after a knee problem and could also make the match day squad.

If United are to pick up an unlikely three points on the road, though, this could be the time to do it. Although Rodgers does still have plenty of talent to call upon even if all eight players above are absent.

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