Alan Shearer shares his concern about Leicester City

Alan Shearer

Leicester City are at the top of the Premier League table at the moment.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has suggested on Coral.co.uk that Leicester City could struggle if they suffer injuries.

Leicester are having a fabulous season and find themselves at the top of the Premier League table at the moment.

The Foxes were being tipped for relegation to the Championship at the start of the season, but they could well finish in the top four or even win the league title.

Former Newcastle striker Shearer has been impressed with Claudio Ranieri’s side this campaign, but he has suggested that injuries to key players could prove to be detrimental to their chances of having a successful season.

“I still don’t think they are going to win it,” Shearer wrote about Leicester on Coral.co.uk. “Their ambition has to be to finish in the top 6.”

“The one thing which would hurt them is injuries because they only have a small squad,” added the former England international. “If they can go injury free, they will have a huge chance of achieving something big.

“The manager has managed to keep his players fresh up until now. We are now into the stage of the season where games come thick and fast in the league and you have the FA Cup to contend with so it is a big ask to keep everyone fit.”

Every team goes through a bad spell during the season, and Leicester are yet to have a run of disappointing results. It will be interesting to see how Ranieri’s side cope with it.

Leicester have been pretty much injury-free so far this season, with the likes of Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez playing regularly.

The Foxes have a good bunch of players, but is there anyone in the squad to come in for Mahrez or Vardy if they get injured?

Hopefully for the Leicester fans, their key players will not get injured and that the team will be able to continue getting positive results.

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