Leicester starter is doubtful for Watford game: Predicted Foxes XI

Vicarage Road, Watford FC (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Leicester City travel to Hertfordshire to challenge relegation candidates Watford in the restarted Premier League. Dennis Praet is a doubt for the clash.

If you are not aware – although I’m sure you probably are – the Premier League returned on Wednesday. Apart from the usual ingenuous yet faltering technology and refereeing, it was a success. Sort of. At least we have football safely back though, right!? Leicester City play on Saturday, as Brendan Rodgers spoke to media ahead of the Watford contest.

At the conference the Foxes boss spoke at length about all manner of team business, which has intensified recently for obvious reasons: transfer news/aims; squad satisfaction; contract issues; veterans Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs signing one-year extensions. The list goes on.

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According to the gaffer, Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet is a definite doubt for the game versus the Hornets. This update, while not good for the team, may actually ease a Rodgers headache: Praet is locked in battle for a place with countryman and Leicester City team-mate, Youri Tielemans.

Foxes of Leicester believes Tielemans will now replace his compatriot in the starting eleven, regardless of Praet’s assessment on Friday. Both do a similar job in the side; yet Tielemans is the more talented player overall, who merely lost some form this season. Marc Albrighton will likely start as Ayoze Perez is in contention but has had a problem, too.

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FoL will now nominate the expected King Power starting XI, in a 4-1-4-1 formation, for the Watford clash: Kasper Schmeichel – captain; Ben Chilwell, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, James Justin; Wilfred Ndidi; Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton; Jamie Vardy.