Leicester City shocked one and all with an unexpected and boisterous win over the terribly inconsistent Liverpool as they pulled themselves from the relegation spots after a tumultuous week. The sack of Ranieri and the subsequent allegations and blame on the players of having forced the hands of the owners in making the decision seems to have galvanised the team and now they will hope the rest of season sees a similar kind of response and they secure a mid-table finish at the very least. The fans will hope that Jamie Vardy doesn’t fade away, in the same manner, he did after his hat-trick against Manchester City. The team needs his goals and he needs to be way more consistent now.
They will be facing fellow strugglers Hull City who have shown some serious pedigree in recent weeks after the appointment of Marco Silva and will certainly be no pushovers. They will be equally desperate for the points and as they have shown against the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool already, the Foxes are in for a tough 90 minutes.
But the home side will be considered favourites before the start of the game and it sets up a fascinating encounter between the two teams looking to find their way back.
PREDICTED LEICESTER CITY XI VS HULL CITY (4-4-1-1)
Schmeichel will be in goal and will have to make sure not to make any individual errors. He has been one of the few not to have their reputation tarnished in this difficult campaign and will look to carry on in the same vein. Simpson will be at right back and will look to apply pressure in the opponent’s half of the field. Morgan and Robert Huth will be the centre back pairing and although the duo hasn’t been as impressive as last season, they still have time to turn things around with the final stretch of the season coming up. Fuchs will be at left-back.
Ndidi seems to have been a good addition and if he can carry on his recent vein of form, can well be called a success. Drinkwater will be pumped up after last week’s goal and will look to stamp his authority in midfield. On the right-hand side, Mahrez will be stationed and after Vardy’s burst last weekend, fans will be hoping it’s the Algerian’s turn this weekend. Albrighton will be on the left-flank.
Shinji Okazaki has taken advantage of Slimani’s ongoing injury and seems to have impressed enough to get an extended run in the team. Last weekend’s hero, Jamie Vardy will start up top.