Leicester predicted XI versus Manchester City: Who will Rodgers select?
Leicester City face Manchester City in a massive clash in the Premier League this weekend.
How does Brendan Rodgers turn the Foxes’ fortunes after their hammering against European rivals West Ham?
In this piece, we will look at who we think the Northern Irishman will turn to on Saturday.
Evans remains out after Northern Ireland withdrawal
Kasper Schmeichel has been dependable for the club for a number of years and is an easy choice.
But there is a problem at centre-half. Jonny Evans had to withdraw from the Northern Ireland squad during the international break due to injury.
With Wesley Fofana out long-term, £15m Jannik Vestergaard may have to partner Caglar Soyuncu if he has returned from injury.
The Turk is not in the best of form, having been sent off for his country against the Netherlands earlier this week.
Luke Thomas and Ricardo Pereira have done a fine job on the flanks and should continue.
Midfield and attack have been consistent for Foxes
Ever since Rodgers arrived at Leicester, his selection in midfield and forward areas has been fairly consistent.
Barring disaster, Youri Tielemans should partner Wilfred Ndidi in the centre of midfield.
And the three behind Jamie Vardy roll off the tongue. Harvey Barnes on the left wing, James Maddison in the number 10 position with Marc Albrighton to the right.
You may be screaming ‘what about new signing Ademola Lookman?’. But, with the Foxes facing Pep Guardiola’s men, Albrighton would be the better defensive option.
Of course, Vardy takes up the number nine position. The centre-forward has an outrageous record against the so-called ‘big six’, and the King Power Stadium faithful will be hoping it can continue.
Leicester predicted XI vs Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Pereira, Vestergaard, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
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