Following another painful defeat, this time at the hands of Chelsea, Leicester City are raring to go again as they look to bring the feel-good factor back. Huddersfield Town, meanwhile, won’t want consecutive defeats.
When one decent performance after another goes wasted, it’s hard for the manager as well to motivate his team. Craig Shakespeare may find himself in the same situation, with absolutely nothing going his team’s way at the moment.
Regardless, as has been often stressed upon by the players and the boss alike, the Foxes have done well, even if without the rewards, and if they continue to play the way they have been, then the three points shouldn’t be beyond them against Huddersfield Town.
Man to watch
Jamie Vardy has to be on the top of his game. He is Leicester’s driving force, and an early goal or even an electric burst forward can give his side the kind of lift they’d need to go and get a result at the John Smith’s Stadium.
With three goals to his name already, expect Vardy to add to his tally.
"“Every team that’s promoted to the Premier League wants to stay, they don’t want to go back,” said Kelechi Iheanacho.“If they get a win, they could maybe go high up the table.“They’re doing well to be up there and I’ve played them before in a cup game for Man City. They’re a really good side. We need to go there and fight for 90 minutes. They’re at home so they’ll feel comfortable. We need to fight and get three points."
Schmeichel; Chilwell, Maguire, Morgan, Simpson; Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton, Mahrez; Vardy, Okazaki.
Huddersfield Town have made an excellent start to life in the Premier League, getting two wins, a draw and only a single defeat from their first four games. David Wagner’s side were handed their first loss earlier this week against West Ham United, but many would argue if they deserved it at all.
The Terriers would want to avoid a second defeat on the trot, and against Leicester City, there’s every chance they could successfully do so. The East Midlanders are short of confidence coming into the fixture, and if Huddersfield start off with the same discipline and intensity that we have seen from them, the visitors will eventually implode.
Man to watch
Arguably their best player so far, Chris Lowe can make a huge impact on this game. Not only can he do a job at the back but is one the team’s chief creative forces as well because of Wagner’s high-pressing 4-2-3-1.
Leicester City must really watch out for him.
"“The fairytales are over,” said David Wagner.“Now we are in the reality, and that is Huddersfield Town versus Leicester City on Saturday at the John Smith’s Stadium, and we will be there.“Of course, I like the story of Leicester City and the story of Jamie Vardy. This is a club you have to like. This does not change on Saturday because Leicester are our opponent but we want to be successful against them.”"
Lössl; Lowe, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith; Billing, Mooy, Van la Parra, Ince, Kachunga; Mounié.