MK Dons vs Leicester: Maddison status and predicted Foxes XI

Stadium MK (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)
Stadium MK (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images) /
Stadium MK (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)
Stadium MK (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester preview the League Cup Fourth Round contest between Milton Keynes Dons and Leicester City. Including an update on James Maddison’s availability, and a predicted Foxes XI.

Following Lionel Messi’s Argentine heroics, a thrilling World Cup competition is complete. It really was written in the stars for the Paris Saint-Germain star to lift the trophy. With Messi the football messiah’s immortality ensured, it is back to the grind of EFL footy.

Quite the comedown, you’re thinking. But wait just a minute, this fixture is only MK Dons versus Leicester with a place in the Carabao Cup Fifth Round up for grabs! I’m only joking, obviously. It’s absolutely brilliant to have the Foxes back, we’ll just miss those unbelievable moments in Qatar.

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Leicester had seven players involved at the international tournament: Maddison, Wout Faes, Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy and Danny Ward. Obviously some played more than others and were also away for longer.

Unfortunately Maddison is “not expected to be involved” in the clash at Stadium MK. Though the playmaker did not feature for England at the World Cup, he was afforded extra time off after the Three Lions’ quarterfinal elimination by eventual runners-up, France.

With respect to injury news, Jonny Evans was withdrawn after only 17 minutes of the recent Troyes friendly encounter. That means Evans is a doubt to start and possibly even to be selected as a substitute.

Meanwhile Belgian international trio Wout Faes, Timothy Castagne and Youri Tielemans might all play. Currently unavailable personnel for the King Power club includes: James Justin, Ryan Bertrand, Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira. FoL’s expected LCFC XI is below:

Daniel Iversen; Luke Thomas, Amartey, Faes, Castagne; Wilfred Ndidi; Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall; Harvey Barnes, Ayoze Perez; Jamie Vardy.

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Leicester City’s busy winter schedule

Once the cup match is decided on 20 December, the outings arrive rapidly for the east Midlands team. Subsequently for the Foxes are Newcastle United on the 26th, then Liverpool on the 30th. Fulham are on the 3rd of the new month and new year. Following those games is Gillingham, this time in the FA Cup on 7 January.