Leicester City handed boost as Napoli trio set to miss Europa League tie
Leicester take Premier League fifth spot
Leicester City had a season to remember last time out, winning the FA Cup for the first time in their history. However, it was somewhat bittersweet as a 4-2 defeat to Tottenham on the final day of the season saw them miss out on the top 4 places for the second consecutive season, seeing them fall into the Europa League rather than qualifying for the Champions League.
Of course, this is still a fantastic achievement for Brendan Rodgers and the Foxes, who will be playing in Europe for the third time this millenium. They have found themselves in a group with European heavyweights Napoli, as well as Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow and Polish side Legia Warsaw, with Napoli the first test when they visit the King Power in a fortnight’s time.
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Leicester handed boost ahead of Italian clash
The Foxes will be keen to kick their Europa League campaign off with a win, and may well have been handed a triple boost.
This comes as a result of quarantine rules upon coming to England after the international break, with travellers having to quarantine for ten days in a hotel if they arrive from a red list country.
As per Italian outlet CalcioMercarto, three Napoli players are set to fall foul of this rule, in the form of Victor Osimhen, David Ospina and Kalidou Koulibaly. Koulibaly has been an ever-present for the south Italian outfit thus far, while Osimhen was sent off in the season opener.
With the lack of both Koulibaly and Osimhen in the travelling squad to England, the Foxes may well feel that they have every chance of picking up a vital early three points against their Serie A opponents.