This is Foxes of Leicester’s expected Leicester City starting lineup for their crucial clash against Everton at Goodison Park.
A key question being asked by sports media directly to Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, is ‘how significant will Jamie Vardy’s absence be?‘ To this, the Italian replied that it is a slight advantage to his team.
That previous paraphrase was probably a bit of an understatement from Ancelotti: Vardy hasn’t been scoring recently but regularly helps the Foxes net and win by adroit play, such as attracting defenders from the centre of the attack.
Leicester City injuries, predicted XI
Brendan Rodgers said this on squad fitness ahead of the match:
“None [newly injured personal] other than the boys who have been out, Vards, Dennis Praet, and Wes Morgan. The boys are coming through well. Fuchs has been training, he’s not been involved so much of late because the other boys are returning.”
– Brendan Rodgers
FoL now predicts the King Power side:
Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne; Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; James Maddison; Harvey Barnes, Marc Albrighton and Ayoze Perez.
Ricardo and Soyuncu will only return when they get a chance, which will only occur when this current beginning eleven loses or sustains an injury in defence. Meanwhile, Vardy’s surgery was a success so he may return to the side in a fortnight, says Rodgers.
How opponents Everton may lineup
According to the official Everton website, these are their unavailable players: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (achilles issue), Allan and Fabian Delph (Hamstrings) and Niels Nkounkou, who has no information. While Abdoulaye Doucoure is suspended for one match. Therefore, below is FoL’s expected Toffees eleven:
Jordan Pickford; Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Alex Iwobi, James Rodriguez, Tom Davies, Richarlison; Gylfi Sigurdsson; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.