1. Iheanacho, Ndidi Travel By Road With Leicester

Iheanacho and Ndidi will not have the pleasure of travelling by air with their pals, as The Foxes are wont to do, as footballlive.ng learnt that club’s management is still apprehensive after the death of their owner.

The Foxes are still in mourning, after Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, following the team’s 1-1 draw, in which Ndidi scored the equaliser in the home tie, and the fear of flying has now struck the team.

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2. Omeruo Admits Fear Of Costa, Griezmann

Omeruo is heading for his sixth start with the club he joined on loan from Chelsea in the summer and, though his side will be at home, footballllive.ng can report he is already getting sleepless nights over the prospects of stopping Costa and Griezmann.

Omeruo admitted as much in his preview to Saturday’s home fixture, as he admitted his team face a difficult home game against Atletico’s array of stars, led by Griezmann and Costa.

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3. Moses Receives Chelsea ‘Exit Finger’ From Sarri

Footballlive.ng can report that the Italian gaffer hinted as much on Thursday evening, with a terse reaction, after queries from the British media over the continued absence of Moses in the match day squad.

With Moses again missing from The Blues’ squad that scrapped out a 3-2 win against visiting lower division, Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, Sarri said it was only because he does not where the 27-year-old Nigerian can fit in.

4. Yakubu Makes Case For Cenk Tosun

Tosun is struggling for goals this season, but Yak Attack’ recounted that he faced a similar challenge when he joined The Toffees from Middlesbrough, where he enacted a goals scoring rpess in the previous season.

Yak, fondly called ‘The Bull’ during his playing days, is now a coach in Finalnd but is in regular contact with his former base, Goodison Park, where he says Tosun can still make his mark if given enough time.

5. Chukwueze’s Stock Continues To Rise : Teenage Winger Makes Domestic Debut For Villarreal

Super Eagles invitee Samuel Chukwueze’s stock continues to be on the rise with the winger ready to make his domestic debut for Villarreal on Thursday evening.
The 19-year-old has been named in the starting lineup for the Copa del Rey Round of 32 first-leg tie against Almeria which will take place at the Estadio Juegos del Mediterráneo.