Soccer-Leicester suffer blow in defence with Evans out of Chelsea match

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Semi Final - Leicester City v Southampton - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - April 18, 2021 Leicester City's Jonny Evans applauds fans after the match Pool via REUTERS/Richard Heathcote

(Reuters) - Leicester City defender Jonny Evans will miss Tuesday's Premier League trip to Chelsea due to foot injury, manager Brendan Rodgers has said.

Evans was forced off in the first half of Leicester's 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, and Rodgers is hoping to have the experienced centre half back for the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.

"Jonny won't play in the (Chelsea) game, he'll struggle for that," Rodgers said on Monday. "We'll see what he's like for next weekend, but he won't be involved tomorrow."

Evans has made 28 league appearances for third-placed Leicester this season. Rodgers' team are two points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea heading into Tuesday's game and end their season with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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