Brendan Rodgers highlights the advantage Leicester may have over Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to Leicester City this afternoon for the early Premier League kick off.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side travelled back from Athens on Wednesday evening just hours after the 2-2 draw against Olympiacos in the Champions League opener.

Leicester were last in action last Saturday when they lost 1-0 at Old Trafford to Manchester United and will their players will certainly be more rested than their Spurs counterparts.

Rodgers believes that Tottenham’s European involvement could be an advantage for the Foxes, but has urged his players to make the situation count.

“It can help,” Rodgers told Leicester Live. “But you have to make it happen, that’s important.

“It can go the other way where teams can be in rhythm through playing. Hopefully it happens to us one day here, that we have mid-week games in Europe and then Premier League games.

“It’s not easy because of the game and the travel, but you have to maximise that.

“They will still bring a very, very top team here. The players that they have are robust. They have a good squad of players where they can interchange and take players out, put players in.

“For us, it’s still going to be a very tough game. We have had a great week of training so far, and the players have shown a great appetite now.

“We haven’t lost so many games since I came in and it was nice for us to reflect on last weekend, and we will be ready for this weekend.”

The former Liverpool manager also commented on Tottenham’s indifferent away form which has seen them throw away a two goal lead in their last two matches on the road and have failed to win in their three away matches so far this season.

He added: “It could be a bit of everything. You can go through a run and without knowing it, it escalates and when you look at the numbers it’s surprising.

“But they finished in the top four and got to a Champions League final, so they must be doing something right.”

Tottenham were slow to come out of the blocks against Olympiacos and will be looking to rekindle the form they showed in the 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace.

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