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theguardian - 30 days ago

Brendan Rodgers ignores whispers of collapse as Leicester size up Wembley

An FA Cup semi-final defeat would trigger talk of another late-season wobble, but Leicester’s manager is embracing the pressureBrendan Rodgers says that the past week brought the lowest point of his mostly uplifting two-year tenure at Leicester. No doubt he felt like swearing when he heard about the illicit get-together at Ayoze Pérez’s house, which led to him omitting players such as the Spaniard and James Maddison from the critical Premier League game against West Ham, which Leicester went on to lose. Now Rodgers knows that defeat by Southampton in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final could trigger widespread use of the C-word.Failure to win at Wembley against a team who are 20 points below them in the Premier League would lead to accusations that Leicester are on the brink of another late-season collapse. Continue reading...


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