Maddison, Choudhury and Perez axed for breaching Covid-19 restrictions
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers axed James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury, and Ayoze Perez for breaching Covid-19 restrictions ahead of their crucial game against West Ham.
The trio were not included in Foxes’ 3-2 defeat at the London Stadium, in which
’s brace sankLeicester
and fueledWest Ham
's top-four dreams.
said the trio will be allowed back into Leicester's squad next week ahead of their FA Cup semi-final againstSouthampton
Rodgers gave little away when speaking to Sky Sports pre-match, but did say
: "They're not available for this game, but they'll join the group next week and be available for the semi-final."
After the game, he said
: "It was a decision I made, an internal situation last weekend, It is not the standard we expect. They are all good guys, good lads, but we have a standard on and off the pitch that we have to adhere to.
"The boys will rejoin the group after this game. It's internal, it's something we have dealt with. The boys, it's disappointing behavior, it's a mistake. It's not what we are about.
"We have a set of values for the team, for this football club. The players in the main have been great but they will rejoin the group next week."
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