Brentford vs Leicester City: predicted Foxes XI

Brentford's Gtech Community Stadium (Photo by Gaspafotos/MB Media/Getty Images)
Brentford's Gtech Community Stadium (Photo by Gaspafotos/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Leicester City face a surging Brentford and will look to put out a strong side to put up a challenge. This is our predicted Foxes starting XI.

The King Power club are struggling in the Premier League. Injuries, poor form, a lack of energy, poor tactics, etc. have all contributed to a disappointing league standing for the Foxes. Nevertheless, Leicester are still a good team and we can expect a strong showing. Brendan Rodgers commented on the importance of the remaining fixtures in his press conference:

"“There is a lot of points to play for – more than enough. We need to concentrate. We want to win games and it’s the concentration that will win us games. When each player plays at their highest level, we look like a good team.”"

Clearly, the match is important, and Rodgers will likely pick his strongest XI available. Of course, we still have injuries with Viktor Kristiansen still out of action. Jonny Evans is also a doubt due to a setback in his recovery as per the same press conference.

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Predicted Leicester City starting XI

Although there are some players likely to be excluded, there are others who will definitely be involved in the fixture. It is almost too predictable to guess the formation 4-3-3. However, I would like to see a 3-4-1-2 with Caglar Soyuncu being brought in; that being said, it is unlikely Rodgers will go to this without Wout Faes being available.

The XI: Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Harry Souttar, Jonny Evans/Daniel Amartey, Ricardo Pereira, Papy Mendy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Tete. Despite this expectation, I hope to see Boubakary Soumare instead of ‘KDH’ and Patson Daka instead of Tete to make a back three with two upfront.

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This team would provide a strong defensive core, an in-form defensive midfielder in Mendy, and the quality and explosiveness upfront to create opportunities against a resilient and impressive defence. Brentford are a tough team on their day, and Rodgers will need to be careful unless he wishes another reason to hear ‘Rodgers Out’.