Burnley vs Leicester City Preview – Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Players

Burnley will aim to continue their recent resurgence when they welcome Leicester City to Turf Moor on Tuesday in the Premier League.

The Clarets have picked up seven points out of a possible nine, winning two and drawing one. They had enjoyed back-to-back wins over Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur but managed just one point against Crystal Palace in south London last weekend.

Leicester City, on the other hand, are still searching for their first Premier League victory since the turn of the year. They were beaten 2-1 by Wolves in their previous league outing, meaning Brendan Rodgers and co. have collected only two points from their last five games.

Burnley vs Leicester City – Team News


Sean Dyche received a big boost on Saturday when Maxwel Cornet returned to the bench against Crystal Palace. But Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra remain out for Burnley.

Nick Pope is set to continue between the sticks for the Clarets. Ben Mee and James Tarkowski are guaranteed starters at the heart of the Burnley defence. Charlie Taylor should come in for Erik Pieters at left-back, with Connor Roberts retaining his spot at right-back.

Jack Cork will shield the backline and will have support from Ashley Westwood in the middle of the park. Josh Brownhill, who is in good form of late, will occupy the spot on the left flank and provide the attacking thrust. Maxwell Cornet could get the nod to start on the other flank.

Wout Weghorst has made an instant impact at Turf Moor since arriving from Wolfsburg in January. He is building a strong partnership with Jay Rodriguez up front and Dyche won’t risk breaking the partnership against the Foxes.

Leicester City

Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne, Ryan Bertrand and Wesley Fofana are ruled out for Leicester City, but Jamie Vardy is back after recovering from a thigh injury and will be in the squad to face Burnley.

James Justin is an injury doubt, but Marc Albrighton has come through fine after twisting his ankle against Rangers in the second leg of the UEFA Conference League round of 32 last week.

Kasper Schmeichel is a permanent fixture in the Leicester goal, and he will be raring to keep a clean sheet against Burnley. Ricardo Pereira and Luke Thomas are likely to start in full-back positions. Caglar Soyuncu and Daniel Amartey ought to complete the Leicester backline on Tuesday.

Wilfred Ndidi will occupy the defensive midfield position and look to help the Foxes exert their dominance in the middle of the park with support from Youri Tielemans. James Maddison could return to the starting XI to provide the visitors with flair and creativity on the ball.

Moving forward, Patson Daka will lead the Leicester City line against Burnley, flanked by Ademola Lookman and Harvey Barnes. Jamie Vardy could be involved at some point at Turf Moor, as Rodgers’ side eye their first league win of 2022.

Burnley vs Leicester City – Predicted Lineups

Burnley Predicted Lineup (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Connor Roberts, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Maxwel Cornet; Wout Weghorst, Jay Rodriguez

Leicester City Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas; Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Ademola Lookman; Patson Daka

Burnley vs Leicester City – Key Players

Burnley—Wout Weghorst

Burnley striker Wout Weghorst is slowly proving to be the signing of the January transfer window. The towering Dutchman has quickly settled into the Premier League, seamlessly replacing Chris Wood at Turf Moor. With his strength and hold-up play, he could cause problems to the Leicester backline that is prone to folding.

Leicester City—James Maddison

Despite registering six goals and three assists in the Premier League, James Maddison has not hit the usual standards this term. The England international warmed up for Tuesday’s game at Turf Moor with a brace against Randers in the Conference League last week. He will be fired up to help the Foxes earn all three points against Burnley.

Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Leicester City

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