Brighton vs Leicester prediction: Leicester City line-up
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will take a trip down the south coast when they take on Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
The Foxes are sitting pretty at second place in the table and will be looking to retain their spot when they meet the Seagulls away from home.
Brighton, meanwhile, have had a rather decent outing so far under manager Graham Potter, and are currently 11th in the league.
Leicester are on a four-match winning streak and would be entering the match full of confidence after a 2-0 win against Unai Emery’s Arsenal before the international break.
However, Brighton, who lost their last league encounter against Manchester United, will try to make amends and continue their run of three successive wins at home.
Experienced defender Jonny Evans will most probably return to action as he recovers from an illness.
Star performer and attacking midfielder James Maddison still remains a doubt after picking up a calf strain ahead of England’s game against Kosovo.
Predicted Leicester XI
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
The Dane has been impressive this season so far and is sure to start, having played all their matches.
Ricardo Pereira (RB)
Has been impressive both in defence and the attack. The hard-working Portuguese is having a great season and has scored twice.
Jonny Evans (CB)
The 31-year old has been a regular and has helped the Foxes maintain one of the league’s tightest defences, conceding just 8 goals in 12 games.
Caglar Soyuncu (CB)
Has filled the void left by former star Harry Maguire. The Turk has been excellent and has grown into one of the league’s best.
Ben Chilwell (LB)
The Englishman is undoubtedly Rodgers’ first choice at left-back, and will once again feature when Leicester face Brighton.
Wilfred Ndidi (CDM)
Foxes’ key man this season. His exceptional reading of the game and interceptions in the middle have helped the Foxes cut down dangerous attacks into their box.
Ayoze Perez (RM)
Predominantly an attacking midfielder, Perez has been used on the flanks by Rodgers, and the Spaniard has responded well with consistent displays.
Youri Tielemens (RCM)
The young Belgian has been lively in the midfield and has so far scored three goals and assisted three for the Foxes this year.
James Maddison (LCM)
If fit, a definite choice under Rodgers. He is the one who links up the play and offers creativity for the Foxes in the middle. Also, he is a good set-piece specialist with a dangerous right foot.
Harvey Barnes (LM)
The speedy English winger has been a regular presence in the last few matches. His four assists this season adds more claim to it.
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Jamie Vardy (ST)
Age does not seem to have affected this veteran striker. He has been in sensational form and is currently the league’s top-scorer with 11 goals to his name.