Claude Puel is set to drop Jamie Vardy for Leicester’s evening clash with West Ham on Saturday, which has reportedly angered the Foxes forward, according to the Telegraph.
Puel is coming under increased pressure at the King Power Stadium, having lost four Premier League games in his last six. Despite Vardy having missed training for much of this week with a stomach bug, the England international is said to be stunned at Puel’s decision to leave him out.
The French manager’s position remains uncertain with the Foxes, and it seems that the former Southampton man isn’t keen to risk fielding a player not at 100% fitness in what could be a majorly important game for him.
On Thursday, talking about Vardy, Puel said:
Jamie has had a difficult start because he came back from the World Cup without a pre-season and without good work with his team-mates. After, he has had a long suspension [after being sent off against Wolves].
It is difficult to find a good consistency and concentration and perhaps he is a little up and down but it is a normal thing.
It is just about finding good confidence and a good run and stability and consistency in his play.
He is a player who needs to fight in his play with good aggressiveness and good pressing and he will find good confidence again.