Leicester City recorded the best ever start to a EFL Championship season after 13 games following their hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sunderland. This makes it eight consecutive league wins in a row for the flying Foxes, who look unbeatable at the moment. Enzo Maresca’s men face struggling Queens Park Rangers next, who find themselves second last in the Championships standings. Here’s how Foxes of Leicester predict them to line up.
Goalkeeper for Leicester City
Hermansen is the number one keeper currently and will be expected to start barring any last minute injuries
James Justin-Jannik Vestergaard-Wout Faes-Hamza Choudhury
With Faes struggling a bit as the wide centre-back on the left, Justin will be expected to shift flanks as the left back/left wide centre-back with Faes occupying his preferred right wide centre-back position. Harry Souttar may replace Faes if Maresca decides to rotate.
Maresca has said that with his recent performances, it is not fair on Vestergaard to drop him (and rightly so) so the big Dane is expected to start at the centre of the three man defense during buildup. Given Ricardo Pereira’s injury track record, Maresca might take the opportunity to rest him with Choudhury coming in the team.
Cesare Casadei-Harry Winks-Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Many Leicester fans want Winks and KDH to be rested given that they are currently on four yellow cards each, meaning another booking will result in them being suspended for the big game against Leeds United coming up right after the QPR game. However, Maresca has stated that he will only rest players if they’re tired, which is unlikely in the case of Winks and KDH. So expect them to start.
Meanwhile, Casadei will be looking to build upon his good performance last time out against Sunderland with Wilfred Ndidi still out injured.
Stephy Mavididi-Jamie Vardy-Abdul Fatawu
Given Kasey McAteer and Yunus Akgun are still injured, it is expected that Mavididi and Fatawu will retain their places in the starting line-up. There is a slim chance that Wanya Marcal-Madivadua could feature if either Fatawu or Mavididi is chosen to be rested.
Kelechi Iheanacho had a poor performance last time out and Maresca is expected to stick to his usual strategy of rotating Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy often to balance work-load and give them both ample gametime.
Starting XI (4-3-3): Hermansen, Choudhury, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin, Winks, Casadei, Dewsbury-Hall, Mavididi, Vardy, Fatawu.