James Maddison injury update, Wilfred Ndidi surgery success: Leicester

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates with Ayoze Perez of Leicester City after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on January 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

With Southampton looking to provide a more difficult challenge for Leicester City to overcome than in the last clash, the Foxes don’t need fresh injuries.

On Saturday Leicester City play Southampton; we all know the devastation caused by the Foxes when the sides last met. You can bet your bottom dollar, or pound or Euro, that the Saints will not be so easily beaten in this contest.

Danny Ings, a former Liverpool striker, is their hitman up front currently. His amazing goalscoring run this season has seen him linked with transfers to clubs of such stature as Tottenham Hotspur et al.

Will Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers opt for a three-centre-back system again? We don’t think Ings or the rest of the Southampton roster warrant that type of defensive-minded set-up.

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, surgery

Though one excellent part of the Foxes’ defence is sidelined until at least early February: Wilfred Ndidi, a midfielder by trade, has undergone an operation for what is described as a small issue.

However, Rodgers revealed that the surgery was a success. He faced the media in a press conference ahead of the next match at King Power Stadium. Per lcfc.com.

Additionally, the Northern Irishman also gave an update on James Maddison’s condition: the England international was involved in a collision which gave him a head injury. Thankfully Maddison recovered and is fit and available for the Southampton game.

Predicted XI

Therefore, with the added knowledge of Kelechi Iheanacho’s fine form of late along with how Hamza Choudhury affected the Aston Villa clash, Foxes of Leicester can nominate our expected 4-3-2-1 line-up for the East Midlanders. See below the link:

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Kasper Schmeichel (captain), Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Ben Chilwell; Choudhury; Youri Tielemans, Maddison; Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez; Jamie Vardy.

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