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Predicting the Leicester City lineup vs Arsenal

It was nearly full strength on Thursday


In the second half of their bounce back Europa League win, Leicester City tried out a slightly different shape, with 3 CMs covering the width of midfield and Harvey Barnes joining Kelechi Iheancho up top.

It worked well and I would be predicting that they’d try it again, if it wasn’t for Jamie Vardy. Brendan Rodgers seemed pretty pleased with his progress and chances of playing, so I think he’ll lead the line alone as ever.

RB: Timothy Castagne - got a brief rest towards the end in midweek. Might be the only one he gets until Ricardo is back.

CB: Jonny Evans - also came off late, but looks like he’s back to full fitness.

CB: Wesley Fofana - has hardly put a foot wrong through two starts.

LB: James Justin - Fuchs looked solid as ever, but I think JJ will come back.

DM: Nampalys Mendy - his hot start has cooled a little, but he’s still the best option.

RM: Cengiz Ünder - still hasn’t been given his chance, or forced his way in through form off the bench, but now may be the time.

CM: James Maddison - He looked back to his best form in Europe. If Denis Praet plays, it will be on the right.

CM: Youri Tielemans - he’s been dropped into a deeper role the last few games and I think that will continue with the Gunners’ attacking threats.

LM: Harvey Barnes - our best player on recent form.

ST: Jamie Vardy - there was a lot of “hopefully” in Brendan’s statement, but surely he wouldn’t give us so much false hope?

Fantasy Impact

With the form Harvey Barnes has been in recently, I can’t pick anyone else. The Zorya Luhansk defence might not be the best, but they had no answer for him at times. He’ll find some openings.