Leicester Metropolis boss has defined he began Wesley Fofana and James Maddison in Sunday’s Premier League conflict at house to Brentford as a result of he believes their ‘dedication’ has not wavered.
Fofana is the topic of intense curiosity from Chelsea and the Blues stay locked in talks relating to a deal for the defender, whereas Leicester have already knocked again two bids from Newcastle for Maddison.
However, Rodgers selected to play each from the beginning of their 2-2 draw with Brentford, and defined this choice in his pre-match press convention.
When requested whether or not Fofana and Maddison had been appropriately targeted, Rodgers replied: “Sure, 100 per cent. I feel it is at all times a difficult time till the window shuts.
“There’s at all times hypothesis and gossip round gamers leaving however I at all times assess the gamers on a regular basis and if their mentality and dedication would not change, then that is all you need.
“So, yeah, each gamers are crucial gamers for us and I sit up for seeing them play.”
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Whereas Rodgers opted to begin two gamers who’re the topic of switch hypothesis, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel took a distinct strategy previous to their win at Everton on Saturday.
The German confirmed post-match that he dropped Marcos Alonso as a result of he had requested to affix Barcelona, whereas RB Leipzig-bound Timo Werner was equally omitted from the matchday squad, although he’s working his method again from damage too.