Leicester predicted the line-up against Man City


Leicester travel to Premier League leader Manchester City on the second day of Christmas and are looking for just a second win in six matches in all competitions.

Most recently in the league, Brendan Rodgers beat Newcastle 4-0 but inconsistency throughout the campaign has limited Foxes to ninth place in the table on the road to Christmas.

Leicester have seen their previous two league trips postponed due to an increasing number of Covid-19 cases among the squad, but will need to react well to get a Carabao Cup exit in the middle of the week out of mind. A 5-4 penalty loss against Liverpool after a busy 3-3 draw in advance ensured that Rodger’s team was dumped out of the competition in the quarter-final stage.

Now they face an almost impossible task to beat Pep Guardiola’s ruthless City team, which has won its last eight Premier League matches.

Here is the side that Rodgers could choose from an exhausted squad.

Kasper Schmeichel has not shown his best this season / Alex Livesey – Danehouse / GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – Has really failed to reach the form he has shown for most of the last decade, but he is clearly this club’s number one.

Caglar Soyuncu (CB) – Seemed to be forced away in Wednesday night’s cup final, but should he be ready to play, he will definitely do so.

Jannik Vestergaard (CB) – With Jonny Evans in doubt, the great Dane will likely be at the heart of the back line in what would only be his fifth Premier League start since joining the club this summer.

Ryan Bertrand (CB) – Entered the field to fill the left side of a back three at Anfield in the middle of the week and, with the long list of absentees that Rodgers is likely to have on Sunday, he was able to do so from the start for this one.

Crucial part of the page / Gareth Copley / GettyImages

Marc Albrighton (RWB) – Ricardo Pereira was frustratedly forced off due to injury before half-time against Liverpool, which potentially resulted in Albrighton replacing him again.Youri Tielemans (CM) – Returned from a calf injury to take a stride against Newcastle in Fox’s previous league trip, which further confirmed his quality and importance to the side. Wilfred Ndidi (CM) – The Nigerian defended in the central defense on Wednesday night but should be able to return to a more familiar midfield role here.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (CM) – Could keep his place for a third game in a row in the Premier League due to another absence.Luke Thomas (LWB) – James Justin is definitely undisputed while Timothy Castagne is still in doubt, so Thomas should be set for a fifth league start in the Premier League.

In Glittering Form / Alex Livesey – Danehouse / GettyImages

James Maddison (SS) – Five goals and six assists in his previous seven appearances make him the club’s well – formed player, and after his special goal in the middle of the week, he is a sure starter. Patson Daka (ST) – Played well last time, took an assist, and was suspended in the second half – perhaps to save energy for Sunday’s match. May be the key to Jamie Vardy’s potential absence.

You can read 90mins preview of Man City vs Leicester here. You can read Man City’s predicted line-up here.

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