Leicester City play Aston Villa on Monday evening in a figurative six-pointer. Foxes of Leicester have attempted to predict Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI.
First of all it was great to get back to winning ways on Wednesday in the FA Cup versus Birmingham. Albeit the game wasn’t exactly exhilarating. Though the Foxes needed a win in any fashion, preferably with a clean sheet – and that is what happened.
Leicester City v Aston Villa
Manager Brendan Rodgers will be pleased his team’s talisman is fit again: Jamie Vardy confirmed himself that he’s available for the Aston Villa match on Wednesday. That followed the former England striker missing the cup clash through what he described as “a minor niggle”.
Though, as reported by Leicester Mercury, left-back Ben Chilwell may be unavailable for the upcoming game. Brendan Rodgers said that the slightly rejuvenated, current Three Lions defender would be assessed before the Villans contest. Although FoL can’t envision him risked when already possibly fatigued.
This season has been inconsistent for Leicester City when playing their rivals overall. Additionally, the Foxes were knocked out of the Carabao Cup semi-final by Dean Smith’s team. In part, the second leg result can be blamed on a disastrous video assistant referee system, along with its aloof operator on that occasion.
While, when the two sides met in the Premier League in December Leicester triumphed convincingly: a brace from Vardy as well as goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans proved decisive for Rodgers’ outfit.
This is Leicester City’s likely starting XI for the Villa encounter, in a 4-1-2-3 formation: Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Christian Fuchs; Wilfred Ndidi, Dennis Praet, James Maddison; Harvey Barnes, Ayoze Perez; and Vardy.