Leicester’s ‘no training’ plan paying dividends as Rodgers lays out next steps

James Justin is confident Leicester have the strength in depth to maintain their blistering start to a gruelling season.

The Foxes top both the Premier League and their Europa League group this season after six successive wins in all competitions.

A 1-0 victory over Wolves at home was their third win in a week ahead of the international break.

Foxes full-back Justin said: “It’s an amazing run for us and hopefully we can rest and recover in this international break and come back fresh.

“It does take a toll on you after a while, but we get what we signed up for and we knew how hard it was going to be this season.

“We’re using the squad to full effect. Physically, we’re in a good place.”

Victory over Wolves was Leicester’s sixth straight success

Leicester, who are unbeaten on the road, head to champions Liverpool next on November 21.

The busy fixture list means Leicester have swapped training for recovery sessions and tactical analysis with boss Brendan Rodgers.

Midfielder Youri Tielemans revealed: “We don’t train much. It is more recovery and looking after our legs to manage it between the games.

“We try and do something tactically to look at the opponent we are going to play but it is all about recovery really.

“As soon as the game is finished you can enjoy it that night but then you have to be mentally ready to keep going.”

Rodgers has been really working on tactical analysis with his players

Boss Rodgers says he could not have wished for a better start after coming fifth last season, three defeats in their last four games having cost them a place in the Champions League.

But he admits Leicester’s current scorching form will be very difficult to maintain.

Rodgers said: “It is going to be tough to sustain all the way through with injuries and how close the games are.

“Our idea is to look to sustain that. But I can’t promise. I would love to say we will win every game but we won’t and we will lose games.

“But we learn from it, we analyse it and let’s continue to move on. I have always said failing is learning.

“If anyone says us not getting into the Champions League is failing then OK.

“It was about learning and developing and making sure we continue to improve this season.

“Last season was great learning for us.

“The experience of last year has allowed us to grow and develop as a team.”

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