Leicester City could strengthen their top 4 credentials this weekend when they face off against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
The Foxes are currently second on the Premier League table, 8 points behind leaders Liverpool, and one ahead of fourth-placed Manchester City.
With Manchester City and Chelsea – who are level on points with Leicester – facing off a little later, Brendan Rodgers’ men must get a win to remain where they are and possibly even open up a gap.
Leicester face Brighton, who 11th in the league table with 15 points, and a win for them could see them get into the top half of the table. The last time these two sides met in the league at the Amex, the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Leicester City Team News
It seems that the Leicester City squad has a clean bill of health, and the ones that had knocks or illnesses have recovered ahead of the game against Brighton.
We could perhaps see an unchanged XI, the same team that beat Arsenal 2-0 before the international break.
Let’s take a look at the possible team that Rodgers may put out:
Predicted Leicester City Lineup vs Brighton
Kasper Schmeichel has kept the most number of clean sheets this season, tied at the top with Dean Henderson and Ederson. He should start in goal for the Foxes.
Caglar Söyüncü and Jonny Evans have been instrumental in helping Leicester become the best defence in the league. The duo should keep their places in the Leicester City lineup, with the marauding Ricardo Pereira playing at right-back, and young Ben Chilwell playing at left-back.
Söyüncü, Evans and Pereira have played in every league this season, while Chilwell has missed just two league games.
The Leicester City midfield has perhaps surprised most fans in how well they have done, considering all three midfielders being just 22 years of age.
Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, and James Maddison have been full of energy and invention in midfield, and they will once again be the mainstay in the Leicester City lineup.
Maddison got his first England cap against Montenegro, while Ndidi and Tielemans also represented their countries.
The attack will consist of the league’s leading goalscorer, Jamie Vardy, who will be flanked by Ayoze Perez on the right and Harvey Barnes on the left.