Predicted Leicester XI for Hull match: 4-3-3 with Iheanacho up top

Foxes of Leicester predict the Leicester City starting XI for the Hull City match in the Championship on Saturday
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FoL expect the usual flexible 4-3-3 formation, with striker Kelechi Iheanacho up top leading the line as the replacement for Jamie Vardy. In addition to predicting the beginning LCFC side, FoL speak on some other topics from Enzo Maresca's press conference ahead of the upcoming game. This includes the Financial Fair Play rumours, as well as the Italian's view on the his next opposition, the Tigers. Not to mention obviously discussing Leicester squad fitness and beating Sunderland.

We must, of course, examine Leicester injury news prior to forecasting the eventual team. First of all, Vardy. The G.O.A.T. is to be assessed ahead of the Hull contest. I would have selected the former England international in the XI, especially after his goal versus Sunderland. However, at his age, it is likely that the centreforward shall be rested. Will Iheanacho or Patson Daka step into the main man role?

Unfortunately for Maresca, he won't be able to call on Kasey McAteer or Dennis Praet. The winger and midfielder are both respectively unavailable this weekend. Although, centreback Jannik Vestergaard is in contention once more following suspension. Therefore our forecasted Foxes team is below:

Mads Hermansen; Callum Doyle, Wout Faes, Jannik Vestergaard, Hamza Choudhury; Harry Winks; Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfred Ndidi; Stephy Mavididi, Abdul Fatawu; Kelechi Iheanacho.

What Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca talked about with media before Hull City clash

Lots of areas were covered by the LCFC head coach while the players prepare for the HCFC test. Interestingly, the ex-Manchester City coach doesn't believe his men were "worried" subsequent to ending their losing streak against the Black Cats. He also claimed that reported financial issues aren't a distraction. Read more here.