How Leicester could line-up against West Brom in EPL opener

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The season is finally upon us. 49 days since the 2019/20 campaign came to an end, Leicester City’s 2020/21 gets underway on Sunday after a short break.

Leicester City go into Sunday’s visit to West Bromwich Albion with only one signing, three pre-season friendlies (in which they have won one and drew two) and full of first-team injuries.

With James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira, Wes Morgan Christian Fuchs all out, Jonny Evans (suspended for three games) joins the list of absentees.

However, Wilfred Ndidi and Ayoze Perez returned to action in last weekend’s draw with Blackburn Rovers, whilst Jamie Vardy has been in action for the previous two fixtures.

In the last meeting between the two sides, where Claude Puel’s side eased past the Baggies 4-1 in March 2018, only five players remain at the club who started that game.

Brendan Rodgers has already been provided with a selection headache. He isn’t spoilt for choice. A back three or his popular 4-1-4-1 are likely to be chosen.

Unlike Leicester, West Brom has been busy in the transfer window. Making Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana’s loan move permanent are popular moves from Slaven Bilic recruitment team. Former-Leicester man Cedric Kipre has moved from Wigan Athletic whilst David Button has arrived from Brighton to provide back-up for Sam Johnstone.

So how will Rodgers set his team up with such a limited squad?

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