Predicted Leicester City Line-up To Face Southampton In The Premier League
Leicester City had an exciting outing, on their trip to the King Power at the weekend, as an 86th-minute own goal from Ayoze Perez of Newcastle, gifted them all three points. That win has pushed them up to 8th place in the points table and Claude Puel will hope to fight for a place in Europe, with some consistent results now.
They are back in action this mid-week as they face a gritty Southampton side that is fresh from a hard-fought draw vs Arsenal. Both teams are just 5 points apart and will settle for nothing less than a victory.
The manager has no new injuries to worry about ahead of this fixture. However, he will have the likes of Robert Huth and Matthew James missing with long-term injuries.
Manager: Claude Puel
GK – Kasper Schmeichel
Schmeichel has been the first choice shot-stopper for the Foxes this season and should make his 17th start of the season.
RB – Danny Simpson
Another player who has started all 16 games for Leicester, Simpson should continue to start at right-back.
CB – Wes Morgan
The veteran defender has been a beast at the back this season and has only grown confident. However, he will have a tough task against the in-form Charlie Austin.
CB – Harry Maguire
The 4th player in the squad to have played every game for the Foxes, Maguire should keep his place alongside Morgan for this game against Southampton.
LB – Ben Chilwell
Though Fuchs has been effective this season, Chilwell has been preferred in the last couple of games and his impressive performances should give him another outing at left-back.
RM – Riyad Mahrez
The Algerian winger is slowly finding some form in the top flight and will be one of the danger men to the Saints.
CM – Wilfried Ndidi
One of the most consistent players for the Foxes this season, Ndidi will have his work cut out against the likes of Davis and Romeu in the middle of the park.
CM – Vicente Iborra
Adding more stability to the midfield should be Iborra, who has slowly cemented a place in the first-team.
LM – Demarai Gray
Played as a support striker to Vardy in the last few games to decent effect but should be used on the left flank against Southampton to add some creativity to the side.
SS – Shinji Okazaki
Came on as a sub in the last couple of games and has been effective. He should get a chance to start.
ST – Jamie Vardy
The English striker has just two goals in the last 10 games for the Foxes and needs to step it up against a well-drilled Southampton side.