Date: 25th August 2022 at 1:29pm
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Leicester City travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, but The Foxes will once again be without defender Wesley Fofana. 

The Frenchman has missed Leicester’s last two matches amid ongoing interest from The Blues, and Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he will once again be without Fofana for the trip to west London.

As reported by Sky Sports, Rodgers has confirmed that Fofana will play no part in the match on Saturday, making it three games in a row that the defender will have missed.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, Rodgers also revealed that Fofana has been training with the club’s under-23 squad having missed a first team session last week.

“He won’t be available for weekend and has trained with the U23 squad,” he said.

“I’m not sure, my concentration is on the players that we have, and the team, and I can’t lose energy.

“If something will be done it will be done with the clubs. Until that happens we just have to work with what we have.”

Fofana appears to be trying to force through a move to Chelsea

Rodgers’ comments come in the wake of the news that Leicester have rejected a third offer, believed to be worth £70 million, for the centre-back.

Fofana missed much of last season through injury, but started Leicester’s first two games this season before being excluded from the matchday squads against both Southampton and Stockport County.

The 21-year-old was pictured in the stands as Leicester lost 2-1 to Saints on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel has been searching desperately for a centre-back to add to his squad to ease his defensive selection issues.

Kalidou Koulibaly has already arrived at Stamford Bridge but The Blues are still lacking at the back and the Senegal international’s suspension after his sending off against Leeds United has exacerbated Tuchel’s problem.

In total, Fofana has made 52 appearances for Leicester since joining the club from Saint-Etienne in 2020.

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