Predicted 4-3-3 Leicester City Lineup vs Burnley: Vardy to Start

Brendan Rodgers will be looking for his second win as a Leicester City manager when his side visit Turf Moof to face Burnley on Saturday.

The Foxes picked up a comfortable 3-1 win over Fulham in their last game and will be keen to maintain the momentum against a Burnley side who have suffered three consecutive defeats.

Leicester City team news

Daniel Amartey and Marc Albrighton are the only injury-related absentees for Leicester City going into this game. Amartey is suffering from a leg injury while Albrighton may miss the rest of the season after picking up a hamstring problem, which was labelled as serious.

Predicted Leicester City lineup vs Burnley

Defence

Rodgers found success by reverting to a four-man backline last weekend against Fulham and we expect the former Liverpool boss to use the same formation against Burnley.

Harry Maguire is a guaranteed starter at the heart of the backline and the English international will be partnered by Jonny Evans, who will continue to start over Caglar Soyuncu and veteran defender Wes Morgan.

Ricardo Pereira, on the other hand, will deputise for the injured Amartey in the right-back position while Ben Chilwell will retain his place on the opposite flank. His excellent distribution coupled with his accurate crosses inside the box will be key.

Kasper Schmeichel will keep his place in goal as the Dane searches for his eighth clean sheet of the campaign. However, his last clean sheet came way back in January, in a slender 1-0 win over Everton.

Midfield

Rodgers has mostly utilised James Maddison in a deeper role when compared to the previous manager Claude Puel. The former Norwich starlet, could once again feature in midfield alongside the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans.

Maddison will be tasked with the responsibility of providing the spark in the Leicester attack while Ndidi and Tielemans will play a key role in recycling possession and initiating turnovers for the Foxes in midfield.

Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury will provide Rodgers will additional options in the middle third of the pitch.

Attack

Jamie Vardy is the undisputed number one choice for Leicester City when it comes to the number nine position. The former Premier League champion has had a rough season so far but will look to reinvigorate his form against a new manager.

Vardy will be supported by the wide duo of Demarai Gray and Harvey Barnes, who will continue to start over Rachid Ghezzal while Gray will deputise for the injured Albrighton.

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