Vicente Iborra, Okazaki To Start – Strongest 4-4-2 Leicester City Lineup To Face A Depleted Everton

Predicted Leicester City Line-up To Face Everton In The Premier League

Leicester City will welcome Everton to the King Power stadium on Sunday, as both clubs recently sacked their managers. The Foxes and the Toffees sacked Craig Shakespeare and Ronald Koeman respectively, so it will be interesting to see how both clubs fare against each other. While Leicester have appointed Claude Puel as their boss, Everton have appointed David Unsworth as the interim manager.

After a seemingly poor run of form, Leicester bounced back with a 2-1 win over Swansea to ease their drop zone fears, but they still have only two wins from their first nine games, which makes it crucial for them to seal a victory when they host Everton.

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Adrien Silva’s woes continue and there are doubts as to whether or not he will be eligible to play on Sunday. Robert Huth is fighting for fitness but is unlikely to start for the Foxes. Meanwhile, Matty James continues to struggle with a calf strain.

Manager: Michael Appleton

Formation: 4-4-2

Kasper Schmeichel (GK)

The keeper is likely to take up his usual role in goal as the Foxes look to put up a stronger display.

Danny Simpson (RB)

Simpson is likely to start as the right-back, and his performance will be crucial to ensure overall strength at the back.

Kasper Schmeichel

Harry Maguire (CB)

Maguire was one of Leicester’s best in their match against Leeds United, and he is expected to start on Sunday as well.

Wes Morgan (CB)

Morgan has linked up well with Maguire before and enjoys a strong partnership with his teammate, thus making him a potential starting XI candidate.

Christian Fuchs (LB)

Quite efficient at guarding this area, Fuchs should hope to continue as the left-back and restrict the charges from Everton.

Marc Albrighton (LM)

The midfield battle will be crucial and Albrighton’s contribution will definitely be key for the Foxes to contain Everton’s threat on the left-hand side.

Marc Albrighton

Wilfred Ndidi (CM)

Ndidi has been making an impact for Leicester and expect him to continue his fine form if he is given a start.

Vincent Iborra (CM)

Despite making a slow start, Iborra has been getting up to speed of late which should see him receive a starting spot on Sunday.

Riyad Mahrez (RM)

Mahrez’s shine has dulled to an extent but his displays have been more encouraging. His creativity has often been the reason behind Leicester’s good fortune, and he is very likely to start.

Riyad Mahrez

Shinji Okazaki (CF)

Initially, Okazaki received a lot of flak for his performances but he has improved, which could prompt Puel to deploy him in a starting role.

Jamie Vardy (ST)

Vardy has been doing most of the work up front, and Leicester have often struggled without him. Thus, he is expected to keep his spot and lead the line.


Written by Meghna Sengupta

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