Leicester City have managed to keep themselves afloat in the top half of the points table but they will look to end the season on a high, to try and build on it in the upcoming campaign. Claude Puel’s men failed to win a single game in the domestic league in the month of February and will look to turn things around when they welcome Bournemouth to King Power this weekend.
The Cherries, who are just four points and three places away from the Foxes, have lost just one of their last nine games and will look to continue that run against Leicester. The hosts will settle for nothing less than three points and here is the predicted lineup Puel might field for this tie:
Leicester City have no new injury issues to worry about ahead of this tie. Shinji Okazaki is nursing a knee injury but is back in training and has a chance to make it to the bench this weekend.
Expected lineup (4-2-3-1):
Kasper Schmeichel remains one of the most effective keepers in the top flight and should retain his place under the bar against the Cherries. Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire were paired at the back for the first time in a while in the 1-1 draw against Stoke last weekend and to decent effect. They might get another chance to cement their places in the first team.
Ben Chilwell has done no harm to his reputation at left-back and should start this tie while Danny Simpson should hold the fort on the right side of the backline.
Leicester City have one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in Wilfried Ndidi. He is one of the first names on the team sheet and will have to play an important role against Eddie Howe’s men. He could be partnered by Adrien Silva, who was an unused substitute in the game against the Potters.
Marc Albrighton remains a regular presence on the left side of the attack for Leicester. He should keep his place in the side alongside Riyad Mahrez, who should start on the right flank. Both players will have to add width and some stability at the back if the Foxes are to take anything from this game.
Jamie Vardy will be the danger man for the visitors in this tie. He should lead the line for Puel’s men while young Demarai Gray, who has been impressive this season, will retain his place in the no.10 role for yet another game.
Here is how they might line up: