Leicester vs Chelsea: Maddison and Barnes in predicted XI

Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Timothy Castagne of Leicester City (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) /

We have an important Premier League matchup for both clubs at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the Foxes entertain Chelsea. Foxes of Leicester have injury updates and a predicted XI for the Blue Army.

The onus is on Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers to make something happening for his team. Ordinarily, obtaining points from a fixture versus the Blues is very difficult – these days, not so much! Although Graham Potter and his merry men have begun winning, typically.

Predicting the outcome here is awkward: the two sides are sloppy as well as fragile. Yet – as LCFC playmaker James Maddison corrected a journalist – the Foxes create many quality chances. Taking them is another proposal, currently. Whichever outfit is uncharacteristically assured in front of goal will be victorious. I feel a draw.

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Leicester City vs Chelsea: injury news and predicted XI

I have a feeling that Rodgers and his staff have been considering employing a three at the back system this week ahead of CFC’s visit. But I would be surprised if we see a trio of centrebacks because I don’t think the Foxes have suitable personnel to pull it off admirably or even satisfactorily.

Therefore we can probably expect a four-man defence. Jonny Evans is one important defender who is set to return to proceedings; obviously the Northern Ireland international is not likely to start following a lengthy layoff from LCFC action. Though it is great to have Evans back amongst a generally healthy squad.

Harvey Barnes will be assessed before the Blues clash; the onetime senior England-capped winger injured his ankle and was substituted against Southampton. Meanwhile, the east Midlands club’s gaffer also confirmed that the outstanding James Maddison has remained fit. Sadly Youri Tielemans and Victor Kristiansen are sidelined. Nevertheless, FoL’s predicted Foxes XI is underneath the link below.

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Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Wout Faes, Harry Souttar, Ricardo Pereira; Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfred Ndidi; Maddison; Barnes, Tete; Kelechi Iheanacho.