Leicester’s improved starting XI with ideal signings and returning stars
Leicester City are set to see more changes in the transfer window, and a few players return from injury. Here is our ideal XI once the Foxes strengthen.
Although the King Power club are slumped in a low league table position, worryingly close to relegation, there is much to remain optimistic about. Brendan Rodgers is a good coach, so once the form has been turned around, things will improve drastically. To do this, we need signings and injury recoveries.
Luckily, Leicester can look forward to at least two new faces – one possibly leaving – in the transfer window, and plenty of players to return from injury. At the moment, we know around eight first team players are out for the count; one to two months and they should be back.
Leicester City’s ideal back line
Rodgers will hope to play a much improved Danny Ward for most of the season. The Welsh shot stopper did fairly well during an extended period before the World Cup, it is only since then that the initial issues have resurfaced: he is being hung to dry, and does not have the quality to cope with it. Nevertheless, the only other real option is Daniel Iversen: so Ward it is.
This being said, the hope is that eventually the Foxes should look to strengthen in the goalkeeping department. Plenty of options are available, from Florian Muller to Alban Lafont; however, these changes will have to wait until the summer, when we might see some movement in the Danish ‘keeper and Welsh international.
The back four will be preferred. On the left of it, new signing Victor Kristiansen should start to integrate into the first team and become one of the first names on the team sheet. It is clear that Luke Thomas needs competition for that space with James Justin likely still out for an extended period.