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Predicting the Leicester City lineup vs West Ham

Stick or twist?

Leicester City v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images

Last time out against Manchester City, things went pretty well for Leicester City. In fact, very well. Brendan Rodgers opted for some big tactical changes and got it spot on.

Next up, however, is West Ham United, who are not quite the same challenge. Despite the great success of last weekend, I have the Foxes opting to switch out a defender for an attacker and revert back to 4-1-4-1.


RB: Timothy Castagne - we’re really starting to wonder what happens when Ricardo is back.

CB: Jonny Evans - limped off in his first game back, but Brendan says he’ll be good to go.

CB: Caglar Soyuncu - Daniel Amartey was impressive on his return, but is the obvious choice to miss out.

LB: James Justin - he seems to be improving with some consistent time on the left.

DM: Nampalys Mendy - surely can’t be dropped on his current form.

RM: Ayoze Perez - took no part in the demolition of City, but still seems like the first choice. I think Ünder will be introduced slowly and make his debut from the bench.

CM: James Maddison - he must’ve been worried about his place with the form of our Belgian duo, but Praet’s injury, however minor, opens a door. With three good options, it’s better to be cautious.

CM: Youri Tielemans - is this his best run of games since his permanent move?

LM: Harvey Barnes - his performances to start the season have made him the clear first choice winger.

ST: Kelechi Iheanacho - no, just kidding. It’s obviously Vardy.

Fantasy Impact

Harvey Barnes was unstoppable against Burnley and, while he wasn’t technically credited with any assists against City, he showed his ability to create goals as well as score them. It really feels like he’s ready to break out and have a big game every week.