Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki may return from damage this weekend for the Foxes’ Saturday conflict towards Bournemouth.
The Japan worldwide had been sidelined with a knee drawback however his return to full health is a serious enhance for supervisor Claude Puel, who has been with out Okazaki for the final three video games.
The 31-year-old, who has scored six Premier League targets to date this season, final featured for Leicester within the 1-1 draw with Swansea in February however Puel confirmed on Thursday he’s in competition for a spot in Saturday’s squad.
“He got here again this week with the squad and we are going to see tomorrow if he can come into the [matchday] squad for the subsequent recreation or not,” Puel informed reporters, as quoted by Leicester’s web site. “I’ll see if he’s match match or not.”
Jamie Vardy has began up entrance persistently for Leicester this season and is the membership’s important supply of targets, having netted 15 in all competitions this time period, however Okazaki’s potential return is a raise for Puel.
Leicester may revert again to a Four-Four-2 formation for the weekend after fielding 5 in midfield within the 1-1 draw with Stoke, with Matty James slotting in alongside Wilfred Ndidi in central midfield.
Having gone 4 video games with out a win within the Premier League, Puel can be hoping Okazaki is match, firing and prepared for the problem of Bournemouth, who themselves have gained two of their final 4 matches.