Palace v Leicester: injuries, predicted XI; Soyuncu?

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /
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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /

With Crystal Palace entertaining Leicester City two days after the Foxes played Manchester United, Brendan Rodgers is expected to rotate his starting eleven.

Crystal Palace welcome Leicester City to Selhurst Park on Monday, as the next round of Premier League contests get underway. Considering the fact that the Eagles haven’t won in three attempts and conceded 10 in their previous two division outings, the Foxes should attack wantonly.

Before the game, Brendan Rodgers updated media on his players’ fitness. According to Leicestershire Live, Cengiz Under will he assessed prior to kick-off, so will Timothy Castagne. While Ricardo Pereira is unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation.

Predicted Leicester City line-up

Centre-halves are the only area which I believe the manager won’t heavily alter as he may elsewhere; Jonny Evans starting over Wesley Fofana is certainly a possibility. That is regardless of Evans’ slightly poor form of late, and obviously tough contract negotiations.

Caglar Soyuncu is expected to begin the match in South London. When the Turk made his comeback from injury in the Europa League it was a disaster, with the player having to be withdrawn from play early. Maybe he should start on the bench behind Evans and Fofana, for safe keeping.

If Rodgers decides on a three-man defence, there is always Christian Fuchs who can slot in at left centre-back. Yet many fans as well as experts seem to agree that Leicester are more deadly and balanced with four defenders.

Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman stated that Youri Tielemans is better when featuring constantly, but he needs a rest sometimes, surely. Below is Foxes of Leicester’s predicted team:

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Kasper Schmeichel (there is no reason for the goalkeeper/captain to be rested); Daniel Amartey (right-back), Evans, Soyuncu, Luke Thomas (left-back); Papy Mendy, Hamza Choudhury; Dennis Praet; Ayoze Perez; Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy (who can be substituted if fatigue transpires).