Leicester City travel to Wembley on Sunday afternoon to face third-place Tottenham Hotspur. This will be the final game of a very difficult three-match run for the Foxes, following on from a draw at Anfield and last week’s 1-0 home loss to Manchester United. They will now face a Spurs side who have won four of their last five Premier League games.
Despite earning just one point from their previous two matches, Leicester can still be encouraged by their performances. Playing well against tough opposition may mean a few changes to Claude Puel’s side. However, the potential introduction of Leicester’s only signing during the January transfer window: Youri Tielemans may cause Puel to mix his team up.
Leicester will be aiming for a Europa League spot this season but have fallen behind in the race for seventh place and will be determined to stay in contention.
Here’s how I think Leicester will line up.
GK: Kasper Schmeichel
The ever-present Kasper Schmeichel will keep his spot in the Foxes goal and will most likely be wearing the captain’s armband.
RB: Ricardo Pereira
The Portuguese right-back has been one of Leicester’s standout players this season and should keep his place in the Foxes’ defence or could potentially be used further forward.
CB: Jonny Evans
Evans seems to have finally taken the starting centre back spot away from Wes Morgan. Leicester’s back four has looked good in recent weeks helped by the Northern Ireland international putting in very good performances.
CB: Harry Maguire
Despite some slow reactions that could be at fault for Rashford’s goal in the previous match, Maguire is still Leicester’s best centre back and will keep his place in the side for the trip to Wembley.
LB: Ben Chilwell
Chilwell completes the back four of Leicester, the defence that most fans wanted to see from the start of the season. The youngster played well against United and will play against Spurs as he continues to improve.
DM: Nampalys Mendy
Mendy’s Leicester career has seen a revival this season after starting the majority of league matches and putting in solid performances for the most part. There is potential for him to make way for new signing Youri Tielemans, if Puel decides the Belgian is ready to start.
DM: Wilfred Ndidi
Leicester’s key ball winning midfielder is a constant name on Puel’s team sheet, they seem to perform worse without the Nigerian in the side.
RM: Demarai Gray
Gray had a poor game against United, but a lack of options on the flanks with the news of a potential season-ending injury to Marc Albrighton may mean Gray’s place in the team is safe.
AM: James Maddison
The Leicester manager’s decision to take Maddison off just after the hour mark last weekend was met with a chorus of boos from the Foxes fans at the King Power. Maddison is Leicester’s best creator and should be a focal point of the team moving forward.
LM: Harvey Barnes
The young winger played well last time out, out performing his teammate Gray. He looked a threat going forward with his direct play and should have done enough to keep his spot on the left wing this week.
ST: Jamie Vardy
Vardy didn’t have his best game against United, missing a couple of chances, although he didn’t get many of them through the game. Despite this he continued to work harder than anyone else on the pitch as usual and is by far Leicester’s best attacking option.