Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton has been ruled out of action for the rest of this campaign due to hamstring injury and that’s a big miss for the Foxes who have been underperforming since the turn of the year.
Demarai Gray is Albrighton’s perfect replacement
As much as the former Premier League Champions have some young players — including Barnes Harvey and Rachid Ghezzal — to replace the speedy winger, Demarai Gray appears to be the best player to replace his injured compatriot due to his experience.
Gray, 22, joined the Foxes from Birmingham City in 2016 and he was part of the triumphant team who surprisingly beat Arsenal to the Premier League trophy in the same year, hence, he’s used to the club’s playing style.
As for Barnes, the youngster was only recalled back from his loan at West Brom last month due to his fine showings for the Baggies in the country’s second-tier League.
Irrespective of his blistering display since the start of the season, Barnes Harvey has little or no first-team experience in any Premier League clubs.
Why Gray must improve his game
Gray is presently out of form having managed just three goals and one assist in 27 matches across all competitions.
That’s a very disappointing stats from the youngster whom many tipped to break into Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad anytime soon.
He needs to showcase his qualities in Albrighton’s absence so as to lay claim for a regular spot in Puel’s starting XI for the rest of the campaign.
Meanwhile, the King Power outfits travel to Wembley stadium where they will tackle Tottenham on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochetino’s men are in the race for the Premier League title and they are more than ready to pick maximum points against inconsistent Leicester City who are 12th on the Premier League standings with 32 points.
A win will take take Leicester back to the 11th position while a defeat to the Lilywhites could see them involve in relegation battle.