Leicester City will travel to Villa Park to face off against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon hoping to close the gap to Liverpool at the top of the Premier League standings. The Foxes are in an excellent run of form and will be confident about securing maximum points versus the Villans this weekend.
Brendan Rodgers will continue to set-up his side in a 4-1-4-1 formation with Ben Chilwell expected to return from a hip injury.
4-1-4-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup To Face Aston Villa
Kasper Schmeichel will keep his place in goal for the Foxes after bagging a clean sheet versus the Hornets in midweek. Jonny Evans will once again play alongside Çağlar Söyüncü at the centre of the Leicester backline. Wes Morgan will be in on stand-by if there are any late injuries.
Ricardo Pereira has been one of Rodgers’ best players this season, so he is a guaranteed starter in the right-back position. Ben Chilwell did not play in the win over Watford on Wednesday night due to a hip problem. However, the Foxes head coach expects him to recover in time to start against Dean Smith’s men (via Leicester Mercury). The East Midlands outfit has the best defence in the English top-flight after conceding only nine goals in 15 league matches so far.
Wilfred Ndidi has been a commanding presence in the Leicester midfield this season. He will continue to operate as a holding midfielder versus the Villans. The dynamic duo of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans will function in an advanced position at the centre of the park. They will act as the facilitators and will hopefully create some excellent opportunities for Jamie Vardy.
Ayoze Perez will resume his role on the right-wing and will be hungry for a goal at Villa Park. Harvey Barnes is expected to use his pace and work ethic down the left flank to cause a few problems for the Villa defenders.
Maddison managed to score in midweek so he will fancy his chances of putting in another goal-scoring display this weekend.
Jamie Vardy will spearhead Rodgers’ attack up top. The English centre-forward is currently playing the best football of his life after scoring 13 goals in 14 matches in the Premier League this term. Kelechi Iheanacho will hope to come off the bench and make another telling contribution in the final third following his match-winning heroics versus Everton last weekend.