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Predicting the Leicester City lineup vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Real (positive) selection dilemmas are back

Leicester City v Zorya Luhansk: Group G - UEFA Europa League Photo by Visionhaus

With the incredible form Leicester City are in you’d expect to see the same formation again, but is it way to get the best players out there?

James Maddison is back and flying right now, Cengiz Under is really starting to show why we brought him in, while Dennis Praet, Youri Tielemans and Harvey are continuing excellent years.

The only formation that could fit more than three of those five requires a back four system that we’ve been avoiding. I am predicting a return to 4-1-4-1, but that entirely depends on Jonny Evans. If he’s not there, it will be 3-4-3 again, with Maddison and Praet behind Vardy.


RB: James Justin - whether it’s RB, LB, CB, RWB, LWB, we know he’ll play.

CB: Jonny Evans - if he can’t go, it will probably be the JJ, Fofana, Fuchs back 3 again. Rodgers was very positive this time though.

CB: Wesley Fofana - Lil Wes and JJ are the only definite names in the back line.

LB: Christian Fuchs - could easily be Luke Thomas. In a back 3 he’s more likely a CB with Thomas and Albrighton the wing backs.

DM: Nampalys Mendy - probably plays regardless of formation, despite the fantastic form of the others around him.

RM: Cengiz Ünder - if they stick with 5 defenders, I think Ünder is the first name to drop out, despite his growing partnership with Vardy.

CM: Youri Tielemans - in a 3-4-3, expect Youri to partner Mendy.

CM: James Maddison - on current form, I think he has to play, if he’s fit enough. Could be as a CM here or one of two AMs in the 3-4-3.

LW: Harvey Barnes - here’s why I’m picking the 5 man midfield. Barnes should play, but is he a better option than Maddison, Praet and Ünder in more of a CAM role? It wouldn’t surprise me to see Maddison and Praet there together.

ST: Jamie Vardy - Sorry Nacho. His best chance of starting would be in a front 2 with Maddison in behind. Not impossible.

Fantasy Impact

Wolves have conceded just one goal in their last four league games. Picking against their defence would be foolish right now. Of course, they conceded 7 in the two games before that, and picking against Jamie Vardy is always foolish.