Leicester predicted XI: 'Most underrated' Premier League defender returns as Rodgers turns to 46-goal duo
Leicester City will be looking to reignite the spirit of Tuesday evening as the Foxes take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final this Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were victorious at Manchester United for the first time in 23 years as goals from Luke Thomas and Caglar Soyuncu helped ease the club’s top four fears.
Both sides come into the showpiece event with a bit of mental fragility after recent events. Whilst the Midlands outfit did beat the Red Devils, albeit a considerably weakened side, they were hammered at home by Newcastle United. Meanwhile, Chelsea were given a rude awakening as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal narrowly beat Thomas Tuchel’s men 1-0 on Wednesday evening.
In terms of team news, every Leicester player should be fit barring the Premier League’s ‘most underrated defender’ Jonny Evans, who will be assessed over his heel injury amid his absence from the last two Premier League games.
Should the defender be passed fit, he’d slot straight back into the defence alongside Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu, both of whom looked lost without the veteran star during the defeat to the Geordies last week.
The midfield four should consist of Luke Thomas and Timothy Castagne as the wing-backs with Wilfried Ndidi and Youri Tielemans taking up their usual positions in the heart of the pitch. Both men have added a range of qualities and compliment each other nicely with the Nigerian acting as the anchor and ball-handler, whilst his Belgian counterpart proves to be the slick creator.
Further forward, James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, and Kelechi Iheanacho are the obvious choices as the attacking trio for different reasons. The Englishman and African have enjoyed brilliant campaigns this season, contributing 21 and 25 goals respectively. Meanwhile, the 2015/2016 top-flight champion has a record against the big six which speaks for itself.
Leicester predicted XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Thomas; Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy
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