Leicester City’s Premier League Trip To Everton On Tuesday Has Been Called Off

City had an insufficient number of players to fulfil the fixture, they said in a statement on Sunday night, with 17 squad members missing through Covid, injury, or international commitments.

It is the second time the game has been called off, following an initial postponement in December when a Covid outbreak at the club saw them shut down their training ground at Seagrave.

City have just eight fit outfield players available at the moment, well short of the 13 they would need to be forced to fulfil the fixture.

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They did complete their FA Cup game at the weekend, but the squad was supplemented with youngsters from the development squad, with FA rules stipulating that matches had to go ahead, even if clubs had to call on academy talents.

City will now have a few days off in which to get players fit and ready for next weekend’s trip to Burnley. Of the 17 players missing, Caglar Soyuncu, Patson Daka, Luke Thomas, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall are among those pushing for a return.

But even if all four return, City would still need one more to reach 13.