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The Premier League has postponed Leicester v Everton due to player availability

The Premier League has postponed Leicester's trip to Everton on January 11 due to the presence of both players, the program was originally scheduled to play on December 21 but was postponed until January due to the outbreak of COVID-19 with the Leicester team

Currently, only eight senior outfield players are available for the reorganized tournament. Of the at least 13 players required by Premier League rules, 17 Leicester players are missing due to injuries, COVID-19 and the Africa Cup of Nations.

Many players stopped playing due to injuries.

Jamie Vardy, Callar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Luke Thomas, Patson Daka have hamstring injuries, Ryan Bertrand has a knee injury, Timothy Castagne has an injury. In the thigh and Keirnan Dewsbury-Hall injured calf

James Justin is back from an ACL injury while Ricardo Pereira and Wesley Fofana are recovering from a leg fracture, Bouba Soumare has not beaten Watford with an injury, while Philip Benkovic is unavailable.

They also miss Daniel Amartey, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Leicester v Everton have been postponed

Lester's statement said: "Leicester City Football Club can confirm that the Premier League game with Everton on Tuesday 11 January has been postponed following a Premier League board meeting."

“The decision came after the football club confirmed that there were not enough players on the first team to compete due to COVID-19 cases, injuries and international players in the Africa Cup of Nations.

"The tournament program will be rearranged for future dates. All previously purchased tickets for the game are still valid.

"The club apologizes for any inconvenience it may cause to supporters of both Leicester City and Everton."

A Premier League statement said: "The Premier League Board has accepted Leicester's application because the club does not have the number of players required for the competition. (13 field players and one goalkeeper) due to the COVID-19 cases , injuries and players on international duty at the African Cup of Nations "


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