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Iheanacho And Vardy To Lead The Line – Strongest 4-4-2 Leicester City Lineup To Face Brighton & Hove Albion

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Predicted Leicester City Lineup To Face Brighton & Hove Albion In The Premier League

Leicester City will clash against Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion in their second game of the Premier League, at the King Power Stadium, on Saturday.  

The Foxes endured a frustrating opening day, as they lost the curtain raiser event, 4-3 to Arsenal, conceding two very late goals. Manager Craig Shakespeare will be hoping to open their account against the Seagulls, who were defeated 2-0 by Manchester City in their season opener.  

Team News 

Shakespeare will be without summer signing Vicente Iborra, as the midfielder recovers from a groin strain. Fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also a slight doubt due to a thigh problem while veteran centre-half Robert Huth has been ruled out due to an ankle injury.

Manager: Craig Shakespeare

Formation: 4-4-2

Kasper Schmeichel (GK)

After having let in four goals past him in the opener, he will be itching to keep a shut-out this time around.

Danny Simpson (RB)

The 30-year old has been a consistent performer in the Premier League and will continue to feature at right-back for Leicester.

Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

Wes Morgan (CB) 

The captain will start in the heart of the defence for the Foxes. Will be keen on avoiding the late capitulation that happened at Arsenal.

Harry Maguire (CB)

Did enjoy a strong debut until the last few minutes, where his team ended up losing the game. Will hope for an improved performance this time around.

Christian Fuchs (LB) 

At left-back, it is unlikely that Shakespeare will make a change. He will persist with the experienced Fuchs ahead of Ben Chilwell.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez (RM) 

The Algerian looks set to stay at the King Power for the coming season and if he performs the way he did against the Gunners, he will once again be the Foxes’ MVP. 

Matty James (CM) 

The 26-year old started his first Premier League game in over two years. With Drinkwater and Iborra both unavailable, he will retain his place in the playing XI. 

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) 

The 20-year old offers a dynamic presence in the middle of the park for the Foxes. Has become an important member and is a definite starter.  

Marc Albrighton (LM) 

Was one of the biggest attacking outlets for Leicester in the season opener at the Emirates, and he will want to build upon a strong first game.  

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) 

The summer signing came on late in the opener, but we could see him start the tie against the Seagulls, with Shinji Okazaki dropping to the bench. 

Jamie Vardy (ST) 

The Englishman was off the blocks very quickly, grabbing a double in the season opener. Will be wanting to add more to his tally, against Brighton on Saturday.

Here’s how Leicester City may line up: