Claudio Ranieri provides fitness update on Leicester City duo - Good and bad news

Leicester City

Danny Drinkwater could be back in Leicester City's team by Boxing Day.

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri delivered mixed news on the injury front at his press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Ranieri stated that Danny Drinkwater’s injury, which forced him to go off against Chelsea in Leicester’s last outing, was not as serious as first feared.

But he was unable to provide such a positive fitness update on Jeffrey Schlupp, as the pacy wide-man is set for a lengthy absence.

There were concerns that Drinkwater could have been out for the long term, so his imminent return is particularly pleasing news.

The central midfielder has been one of Leicester’s key players so far this season, and his partnership with N’Golo Kante has been one of the major reasons behind Ranieri’s side’s great start.

Schlupp, meanwhile, has had a more peripheral role to play, but the Foxes will still be pleased to have him available for selection when he does return in the new year.

Leicester’s next match comes against Everton at the weekend, and a win would strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League table.

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