Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes the English Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy is due a rest following recent injury and illness issues which could proof a major blow for the Foxes.
Media reports say Ranieri would be prepared to give their 15-goal top scorer a break after he has played through injury and illness this season. Vardy who recently shook off a recent virus has also played with a broken wrist and an ankle problem this season.
He is set to start in Saturday’s game against Bournemouth with Leicester second in the Barclays Premier League, but according to rte.ie Ranieri will give the 28-year-old a breather soon.
“Yes, when I think it’s the right moment to give him a rest I’ll give it to him. At the moment he doesn’t need one yet. Now it’s important to carry on with him.
“Jamie had a little problem for one or two months and of course he didn’t train every day. The last days he’s had a fever and he’s not 100%.
“This is another aspect, everyone is saying ‘top of the league, top of the league’ but we are running a lot. Now we must continue at this top level because when we put the other teams under pressure we are very dangerous but we have to run.
“We can continue at this level but one thing is to not be relegated and one thing is to be at the top of the league.” Ranieri stated.