Leicester City vs Everton prediction: Leicester City line-up
After Brendan Rodgers took over the reins at Leicester City, the Foxes have been on an impressive run of form.
Soaring high above in the table, they are currently 2nd in the Premier League standings, leaving behind the likes of league giants Manchester City and Chelsea.
With just 2 losses from their 13 games this season, Leicester’s defensive record looks good, which has been vital in their title challenge.
On Sunday, they host Everton and would be aiming to take maximum points to close their gap with league leaders Liverpool.
Everton, on the other hand, look to be out of shape and the match against Leicester could decide the fate of Marco Silva. They would be looking to do well to revive their hopes of finishing in the top half of the table at the end of the season.
However, given Leicester’s form, Everton have to come out with an extraordinary display to hope for a good result.
Rodgers would be satisfied to see that most of his players are available for this encounter. Jonny Evans had an issue with his thigh earlier but returned to the team against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.
Midfielder Matthew James has had problems with a series of injuries, and is the only player unavailable for the Foxes.
Probable Leicester City XI
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
The Dane has been impressive this season and has featured in all the matches so far. He is sure to start on Sunday.
Ricardo Pereira (RB)
He has been outstanding this season and has impressed with his forward runs too. The Portuguese has scored twice for the Foxes and is a definite starter.
Caglar Soyuncu (CB)
The Turkish youngster has been at his best so far. He has put to bed all the doubts raised against him by filling in well after the departure of Harry Maguire. He would be picked for sure.
Jonny Evans (CB)
His experience has been vital for the team. His partnership along with Soyuncu has been impressive, as the duo has put in solid performances at the back. He is a sure pick.
Ben Chilwell (LB)
The Englishman has proved to be a key member of Rodgers’ squad. His performances have also earned him a call up to the national team. Along with Pereira, he has also contributed immensely to the Foxes attack.
Wilfred Ndidi (CDM)
The Nigerian has been the Foxes’ key man. He has done exceptionally well in keeping out the opposition and has been a shield in the midfield.
Youri Tielemans (CAM)
He has contributed with 3 goals and 3 assists to the team and has done well so far. The Belgian would surely start ahead of other midfielders in the ranks.
James Maddison (CAM)
The youngster has been Leicester’s playmaker and has improved from last season. Maddison is the key for the Foxes to open up the opposition. He would start for sure.
Ayoze Perez (RW)
He has been starting regularly since his arrival. The winger has done well consistently, and has scored 4 goals so far. He must start to support Jamie Vardy up front.
Harvey Barnes (LW)
Barnes’ 4 assists have been very important for the team. He would be looking to improve his game and help the team claim a win. He would certainly retain his spot.
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Jamie Vardy (ST)
Top scorer in the League, Vardy will be looking to add more to his name against Everton. He is Rodgers’ first-choice.