Craig Shakespeare rested Wilfred Ndidi for Everton game as a precaution for Wednesday’s crucial Champions League quarter final versus Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderón.
The 20-year-old who has a tight groin has not missed a single minute of action since joining the Foxes from Genk, making 16 appearances in all competitions.
Nevertheless, Shakespeare feels the time is right to rest the Nigeria international after five intense days in which the King Power Stadium side faced Sunderland and Stoke City.
Islam Slimani replaced Ndidi as Leicester City are down at Goodison Park with Romelu Lukaku Tom Davies and Phil Jagielka getting on the scorer's sheet for Everton.
Other key players rested include Shinji Okazaki, Danny Simpson, Riyad Mahrez and Christian Fuchs.