Brendan Rodgers will hold training sessions for Leicester at the King Power Stadium to get his players used to playing on an empty park.

The Premier League, which was halted by the coronavirus pandemic in March, is set to resume behind closed doors on 17 June.

Leicester is set to go the following weekend to Bournemouth and Rodgers needs to give the players every opportunity to cope with the unusual environment created by the lack of fans.

Brendan Rodgers to hold training sessions for Leicester at the King Power Stadium

“We are going to look at trying to prepare for that as best we can. Once we play we are going to have some practice games in our stadium. We ‘re going to play at the King Power so they’re going to feel it and get a sense of it. The game is not an identical one. Completely not. It just can’t be. This is what we have to do, though. Yet we’re going to have a cause we ‘re going to fight for. They may not be in the stadium with us but there will be millions watching, thousands of Leicester City fans watching around the world. We have a duty for them to do as much as we can, whether the stadium is full or empty, and that will be our focus, “he said.

Lying third in the suspension, Leicester has four home league games leftover against Arsenal, Manchester United, Sheffield United, and Crystal Palace, while hosting Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at the end of June are also liable. And Rodgers knows the shortage of support can be a leveler, with the Foxes having lost at home this season just three times in the league.

He added: “It certainly takes away the home advantage. Every team just loves to play at home.”


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