Leicester v Southampton: predicted Saints XI as key man returns

Southampton teammates (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

There’s a very significant Premier League clash on Saturday evening, as Leicester City welcome Southampton to King Power Stadium. Both clubs are gunning for European qualification in 2020/21.

Whichever club manages to be victorious in the upcoming, crucial Premier League clash is going to make waves: if it’s Leicester City, then pundits and fans will expect them to eventually seal a place in the Champions League. Whereas, if Southampton win the game, they are then on equal points with the Foxes. The implications there need no explanation!

Foxes of Leicester’s forecasted Southampton team is below, with the solitary unenforced change being the Saints’ stopper – because, well, why would you alter an outfield side that beat EPL champions Liverpool? But Alex McCarthy is Ralph Hasenhuttl’s No.1 and shall return, as per HampshireLive.

McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand; Stuart Armstrong, James Ward-Prowse, Ibrahima Diallo, Moussa Djenepo, Theo Walcott; and Che Adams.

Djenepo has a muscle strain so he will be assessed before the contest, but Foxes of Leicester imagine the midfielder will make a miraculous recovery. We also expect Adams to come back in after Danny Ings’ positive COVID-19 result.

Brendan Rodgers’ transparent Leicester City claim

Lastly, and with a swift change of topic, Brendan Rodgers has made a fairly unwise and peculiar claim. The Northern Irishman asserted that he has ‘two number one goalkeepers’ at Leicester. Now, what the boss is attempting to do is keep Danny Ward content and verify the Welshman’s quality, a very commendable comment.

Ward is probably good enough to be a lesser English top-flight club’s first choice, but possibly not at the King Power side, in FoL’s opinion. However, in the long run, this approach from Rodgers may harm the understudy’s confidence or satisfaction to remain on Filbert Way, despite the manager’s faith. That is because we all know that, for as long as the Dane is a Fox and playing OK, he’ll always be in net.