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Predicting the Leicester City lineup vs Sheffield United

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The Foxes need a big bounceback

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

Leicester City are in a bit of a free fall at the moment, and their key injury returns did not go down well on Thursday, with two of them coming back off ahead of schedule.

I have the Foxes returning to 4 at the back in an attempt to shake off some of the rust and push for goals against a poor Sheffield United side, especially with Soyuncu, Ricardo and Castagne all still out.


RB: James Justin - his wait for a rest goes on as Ricardo and Castagne struggle for fitness.

CB: Jonny Evans - has hit an uncharacteristic rough patch of form, but keeps his place.

CB: Wesley Fofana - imagine being told this summer how much we’d be relying on him.

LB: Christian Fuchs - Luke Thomas offers more excitement, but I think Brendan will opt for experience.

DM: Nampalys Mendy - Wilf got some minutes under his belt, but is he ready for 90 yet?

RM: Cengiz Ünder - a little wasteful midweek, but also looked the most likely to make something happen.

CM: Youri Tielemans - Nice and rested after missing the trip.

CM: James Maddison - We haven’t seen Madders and Youri together in the middle like this for a while.

LM: Harvey Barnes - Hasn’t quite kept up that flying start, but we know he’s dangerous.

ST: Jamie Vardy

Fantasy Impact

Leicester have really been shipping goals at the back lately. This time they get the perfect antidote for that against a totally inept Blades’ front line. They should be disappointed with anything but a clean sheet.