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Predicting the Leicester City lineup vs Manchester City

At least Evans is back

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Despite the disappointing cup outing, the Leicester City are still in decent form when they play their starting XI, winning both league games so far.

I think Rodgers will tempted to change things up; with Jonny Evans and Wes Morgan both returning he could go back to a back three. With things going well, however, I have them sticking to a 4-1-4-1.

GK: Kasper Schmeichel - Danny Ward isn’t taking this spot soon.

RB: Timothy Castagne - his first two games couldn’t have gone better, so why change?

CB: Jonny Evans - back, just in the nick of time.

CB: Caglar Soyuncu - he’ll be delighted to have his regular partner back.

LB: James Justin - City’s wingers will be a huge challenge for JJ, who struggled mightily against Burnley, but they’re also a better match for his skillset.

DM: Nampalys Mendy - Wilf is such a huge loss for this team. Fortunately Papy has put in two good displays already.

RM: James Maddison - Ünder still won’t be available and Perez has not pulled up any trees with his performances. Rodgers will see this as a “defensive” option.

CM: Dennis Praet - The Belgian’s impressive displays are a big part of Maddison not returning centrally.

CM: Youri Tielemans - Likewise, Youri has been in fine form. We’ve all seen the pass a few times.

LM: Harvey Barnes -I think we can sure this won’t be Demarai Gray. Barnes was unstoppable for the Clarets.

ST: Jamie Vardy - he likes goal against the big teams, you know.

Fantasy Impact

Some Foxes, Chris Wood for example, always seem to hurt us on their return. Likewise, Riyad Mahrez is always a pain, and will be up against an inexperienced RB, playing at LB. The Algerian could be in for a very big day.