Latest Leicester news, including injuries and expected XI

Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Following Leicester City dropping two points at Watford, manager Brendan Rodgers will be determined against Brighton. He gave a pre-match presser beforehand.

Firstly in Leicester City news, Dennis Praet is available for selection again. Secondly, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers appraised James Justin by suggesting the right-back continue as he has. Then the Northern Irishman spoke of importance of the match environment and efforts to normalize abnormal proceedings.

Afterwards the boss confirmed why he didn’t use all available substitutes at Vicarage Road: believing he will in the future if he sees fit to do so. Rodgers also spoke about encouraging Chilwell to shoot more often – which is a great shout!

Leicester City predicted XI v Brighton

Foxes of Leicester expect Praet to replace Youri Tielemans in the starting side. Without intended disrespect to Tielemans, who performed satisfactorily versus the Hornets.

However, Tielemans’ lack of full fitness is still noticeable – which is more forgiveable in these strange times – not to mention that his displays from 2018/19 are still along way away. Therefore the ease in which Praet moves from box-to-box means he becomes the correct choice for Tuesday night’s clash.

Ayoze Perez is also likely to start ahead of Marc Albrighton. The Englishman was OK versus Watford, but we think Rodgers will revert to the slightly underwhelming Spaniard. Perez hasn’t particularly done anything wrong this season, it’s just that apart from the Southampton game as well as the odd glimmer, he’s just not showcased his true quality regularly enough.

Harvey Barnes doesn’t deserve to be dropped, and Demarai Gray should be used as a super-sub until it’s imperative that he begins – it that ever happens. FoL’s predicted XI is as follows:

Kasper Schmeichel; Chilwell, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Justin; Wilfred Ndidi; James Maddison, Praet; Barnes, Perez; and Jamie Vardy.

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Leicester and Brighton kick-off at 6:00pm BST, on Tuesday. Of course, the game will be played at King Power Stadium as usual. But no fans are permitted at the ground on matchday.