Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has blamed his side’s inability to defend set-pieces as their ‘achilles heel’ this season.

The former Celtic and Liverpool manager told Sky Sports while reflecting on Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Aston Villa, a side led by his former player Steven Gerrard.

Statswise, only Norwich (20th), Newcastle (19th) and Watford (17th) have conceded more goals than Leicester in the Premier League this season and the foxes have kept just two clean sheets in 23 matches in all competitions this season.

“Our achilles heel at the moment, which is killing us, is our defending over set-pieces.” The Leicester boss said.

Up next Leicester is a trip to Napoli in the UEFA Europa league.