Leicester City boss Claude Puel has revealed that
The English duo have started every Premier League game this season, but will not play a part of Leicester’s first home game since the tragic death of their owner
“Harry will not be available for this game and for the national team also,” said Puel. “It will also be the same for Maddison, he is not available for this game.”
“All the other players in the squad, except [Daniel] Amartey and Matty James, will be available.
“We will see after the international break if they can come back in the team. Maguire’s is a little more serious than Maddison’s. We will see,” added the Frenchman, as reported in the Leicester Mercury.
Only three outfield players have featured in all 49 Premier League games since the start of last season:
• Nathan Ake
• Harry Maguire
• Granit Xhaka
Maguire has played the most minutes (4,347). pic.twitter.com/C10cWdSdEj
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 5, 2018
The pair are also set to miss England’s international fixtures against USA and Croatia, due to the problems they sustained in their spirited 1-0 win over Cardiff in south Wales.
Since joining for over £12m in the summer of 2017, Maguire has been ever-present at the heart of the Leicester defence with Maddison, a £22m summer signing from Norwich, impressing Gareth Southgate enough to earn a first international call-up in October.
Unfortunately for Maguire, Puel also confirmed that the defender, who was substituted for Jonny Evans in the first half at the Cardiff City Stadium, has a more serious injury than 21-year-old Maddison.
“Yes [it’s Maguire’s knee], from the Cardiff game. It will be a few weeks, we will make a point about his comeback after the international break.