With only four points separating each other, it will be an intriguing battle when Leicester city host West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes are going through a tough phase and they don’t seem to have recovered from their previous season.
Craig Shakespeare’s side faltered big times in their defence of the Premier League title and even flirted with the relegation zone last season. They parted ways with their Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri and it was Craig Shakespeare who stabilized the Foxes’ ship.
In this season too, they are pretty inconsistent and are yet to gell as a team. Tony Pulis’s side has a very well drilled defence and Shakespeare has to be quite innovative with his strategy to break the Baggies down.
Jamie Vardy has been carrying the team on his shoulder and no other players have been able to support him with their display.
Predicted 4-4-1-1 Leicester City Starting Lineup Against West Bromwich Albion
Kasper Schmeichel has been the last man in the defence for the Foxes and has saved the team from blushes a number of times. The Danish international will once again take the field in an attempt to keep his second clean sheet in a row.
Harry Maguire has settled in well since his transfer from Hull City in the summer and has given Wes Morgan a suitable company in the backline. Together they have performed as a unit and in this match, it is likely to be the same.
Christian Fuchs has been a constant on the left side and will keep his place while Danny Simpson will be there to make a mark on the right wing.
Vicente Iborra is expected to make his first Premier League start against the Baggies. The muscular Spaniard does have the poise and technique to control this kind of a game from the middle of the pitch.
The kind of influence Onyinye Ndidi has had since his inception is undeniable. From making tackles to feeding through balls, the Nigerian international has been possibly everywhere and he will start the match alongside Iborra.
Riyad Mahrez didn’t start in the last match but the winger will be included in the first team to give the side that necessary edge. Demarai Gray should get another chance to prove his credentials.
Shakespeare should use the pace and athleticism of Kelechi Iheanacho to get a breakthrough in this match. Jamie Vardy will lead the attack. Here is how they might line up: