"He's at that level of mentality" - Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City star can emulate Chelsea's Thiago Silva


Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers believes Jonny Evans can replicate what Thiago Silva has been doing at Chelsea over the next few years. After a long absence, Evans is fit again and remains available for selection ahead of their clash against Manchester United on Matchday 31 of the Premier League .

Rodgers firmly believes that if Evans can manage his persistent fitness issues, he can emulate the template of Chelsea's Thiago Silva. He feels that the Leicester City veteran needs to display his hunger and passion just like the Chelsea centre- back to excel for at least a few more years.

"I look at Thiago Silva at 37, what a player, so who's to say Jonny [Evans] can't do that if he's still got that hunger and determination? He's at that level of mentality, top-level thinking, but it's just trying to manage it. In the last 12 months he's not been 100 per cent fit as much as he would have liked.

He's had really unfortunate injuries. He has tried everything he can to get back. He's a warrior, he has an old school mentality where he wants to play and be there for you. Hopefully in the next period he can stay fit and healthy." - Brendan Rodgers via Daily Mail .

The last 12 months have seen the 34-year-old Northern Irishman miss 25 matches for Leicester due to the inflammatory and pathological issues of the Plantar Fasciitis (suffered in Leicester's FA Cup final against Chelsea) and then endure another setback in the form of a hamstring problem. Without him, the club's backline has looked anchorless on many occasions.

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