Leicester City predicted the line-up against Legia Warsaw


Leicester City hope to inject some energy back into their season by securing a much-needed Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw on Thursday night.

Determined by the Polish champions on match day two, the Foxes know that three points is crucial as they are currently at the bottom of a ridiculously overloaded group.

With star man Youri Tielemans still gone, here’s start XI Brendan Rodgers will rely on to get the job done …

Schmeichel let in three this weekend / James Williamson – AMA / GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – The Dane has been kept busy by Leicester’s shaky defense this season, and has come to their rescue on more than one occasion.

Jannik Vestergaard (CB) – Sometimes excellent, sometimes not so excellent, Daniel Amartey has played an important role in recent times – but Vestergaard should get a few minutes here.

Jonny Evans (CB) – Evans’ return was meant to solve all of Leicester’s defensive problems. It does not, but they are much better with him in the heart of the defense.

Caglar Soyuncu (CB) – What happened to this man? Needs to start improving soon as he has cost his team on several occasions this season.

It’s time for Maddison to step up / James Williamson – AMA / GettyImages

Timothy Castagne (RWB) – Most reliably, Castange hopes to be more decisive in the final third on Thursday.

Boubakary Soumare (CM) – With Tielemans away for a while, Soumare will play a lot of football in the coming weeks. It would be nice to give Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall a runout, but he has simply not been good enough in his cameos.

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) – Still one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe, why no elite club has ever made a bid for the Nigerian is a mystery.

Luke Thomas (LWB) – More exciting in the last third than Ryan Bertrand, Thomas should get a fresh start in the Europa League.

James Maddison (AM) – Terrible so far this season. Arsenal will spread the champagne after not pulling the trigger on the big move during the summer. Again, maybe that’s the problem? He might prefer to be somewhere else.

Daka has been in great shape in the Europa League / Laurence Griffiths / GettyImages

Patson Daka (ST) – Scored four goals (it’s insane!) On match day three and looks like a finished Jamie Vardy replacement.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) – Did not quite reach the heights of last season, when he briefly rolled Pele, Maradona and Gerd Muller into one, but he has still been pretty good in Europe.

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