How Leicester should line-up vs Burnley in the Premier League

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Leicester City’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (Photo by ALEX PANTLING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Northern England club Burnley and their robust team travel to Leicestershire to face Leicester City in a Premier League battle. How will the Foxes line-up?

In their previous English top-flight outing, Leicester were beaten by a slightly above average Brighton & Hove Albion – but it is still Brighton. A final score of 2-1 witnessed the east Midlands side mount a less than 100 per cent effort comeback, but did not have enough on the day to obtain a point or more.

However, Video Assistant Refereeing was a disaster: LCFC should most probably have had two goals allowed which were disallowed unfairly. Along with a penalty being awarded against Jannik Vestergaard which was dubious to say the least: Seagulls forward Neal Maupay held the Dane quite blatantly, though Vestergaard did his cause harm by foolishly flinging an arm into the air for the ball to invariably hit.

There is said to be a call for another overhaul of the VAR system originating from EPL managers, as per this report.

The most recent game for LCFC was actually versus combative South London outfit Millwall. The Lions have the fiercest reputation off the pitch which sometimes seems to affect away sides’ performances at the Den; see Ben Chilwell’s embarrassing display there for reference.

Nevertheless, the King Power team managed a 2-0 victory over the Championship men to reach the Carabao Cup Fourth Round. Brighton will again be the opponents in that clash.

The likely Leicester City XI to play Burnley

Next up for Brendan Rodgers is Sean Dyche’s Burnley; the tough-to-play Clarets are a persistent threat to any top-flight clubs, yet LCFC will be aiming for all three points. Below is Foxes of Leicester’s expectation for Rodgers’ starting eleven, with no new injuries recorded:

Kasper Schmeichel; Ryan Bertrand, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira; Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; Harvey Barnes, Ademola Lookman; Kelechi Iheanacho (support striker); Jamie Vardy.