Leicester City will host Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping for a positive outcome in front of their home fans. The Foxes earned a commanding 4-0 victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, which will keep them upbeat ahead of this meeting.
Brendan Rodgers is expected to make one change to his starting lineup for this encounter, likely opting for a 4-3-3 formation. Jonny Evans could receive a start, while Daniel Amartey slides to the bench for Leicester.
4-3-3 Leicester City Lineup To Face Manchester City
Danny Ward will function in between the sticks for the East Midlands club after securing a clean sheet in his last Premier League appearance. Jonny Evans will probably get the nod to operate alongside Wout Faes if he can pass a late fitness test. Both Leicester City center-halves have to figure out a way to stop Man City’s rhythm in the game during the 90 minutes.
Timothy Castagne will operate as the right-back while James Justin hopes to give a good account of himself on the other side as the left-back. Both of them would have to keep a solid defensive shape at the back and try to make some overlapping runs on the counter.
As mentioned earlier, Daniel Amartey will be available for selection on the bench as he provides cover for the defensive positions.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Boubacar Soumare, and Youri Tielemans will make up Rodgers’ midfield as they try to make life increasingly difficult for Man City at the center of the park. All three of them need to work hard collectively if they want to stop the opposition from creating too many chances from midfield.
Harvey Barnes will get an opportunity to make a difference down the left flank while James Maddison hopes to create some decent chances for his teammates from the right wing.
Patson Daka will once again lead the charge for the Foxes on the attacking end of the field. Both Barnes and Maddison managed to get their names on the scoresheet versus the Wolves, so they will be full of confidence ahead of this home game versus the reigning champions of England.
Jamie Vardy will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to make an impact in the final quarter of the game if needed.