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How will Leicester City line up vs Aston Villa

Predicting the Foxes’ XI

Leicester City Training and Press Conference Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images

Leicester City finally got themselves over the line for a win on Wednesday. Despite their domination of Birmingham City, it was a close run thing, as the Foxes inability to score held them back still.

Will that push Brendan Rodgers into more changes ahead of Aston Villa?

My suspicion is that it won’t, and he’ll stick with the 4-1-4-1. It’s been a while since we’ve had Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy both fit, and I think Rodgers will trust his first choice team to get it done.

GK: Kasper Schmeichel - you try telling him no.

RB: Ricardo Pereira - it hasn’t quite worked for him going forwards recently, but he’s still undroppable.

CB: Jonny Evans - 2 goals conceded in the last 4 games, the defence isn’t the issue.

CB: Çağlar Söyüncü - if it ain’t broke...

LB: Christian Fuchs - Ben Chilwell is nursing a hamstring injury and probably won’t be risked.

DM: Wilfred Ndidi - Wilf is back and fully fit. It’s a totally different team with him in it.

RM: Ayoze Perez - sometimes looks lost on the right, but the team needs goals. After Vardy, Perez has been the most consistent source.

CM: Dennis Praet - Praet is the incumbent over Youri Tielemans right now and has nothing to warrant losing his place.

CM: James Maddison - still our best hope for creative output. Has looked deadly from set pieces of late, despite a lack of finishing.

LM: Harvey Barnes - Marc Albrighton put in a decent showing of his talents midweek, but as with Perez, I can’t see why you’d drop Barnes when we desperately need goals.

ST: Jamie Vardy - speaking of goals...

Bench: Ward, Morgan, Justin, Choudhury, Tielemans, Albrighton, Iheanacho

Fantasy Impact

Villa have the league’s worst defence, so this is a great opportunity for Jamie Vardy to finally get back into goalscoring form. He’s stone cold at the minute though, so don’t expect anything too special.