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Predicting the Leicester City lineup vs Aston Villa

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After an upset drubbing at the hands of West Ham United, Leicester City found themselves with a week off to prepare themselves and, oh look, everything got worse.

With most of the defence injured during the international break, it’s hard to imagine we’ll see anything but four at the back, probably the 4-1-4-1 again.


RB: Timothy Castagne - hey, at least this is ok.

CB: Jonny Evans - they’re hopeful he can play. Could well be Morgan, but if he’s not 100% they’re even more likely to risk Jonny.

CB: Wesley Fofana - he’s fit, he’s playing.

LB: James Justin - with so much uncertainty at CB, both regular fullbacks are nailed on to start.

DM: Nampalys Mendy - will be a regular until Wilf comes back.

RM: Ayoze Perez - I’d love say Ünder, but they do usually like to bring the new guys through slowly and he’s been away with Turkey most of the week.

CM: James Maddison - Praet is probably still out, Madders has had the week off and should be fine.

CM: Youri Tielemans - just one of these guys goes down and you see how thin we are right away. Who’s even on the bench here?

LM: Harvey Barnes - we can start writing this one in pen.

ST: Jamie Vardy - the news wasn't promising, but I just don’t bet against the guy.

Fantasy Impact

It pains me greatly to say it, but it has to be Jack Grealish, doesn’t it? The Foxes have conceded two, two and three in their last three league games and are running very short of defenders. The Villa captain, meanwhile, is in incredible form for club and country.