3-4-2-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton (Leicester City players are having a drinks break in the picture)
Leicester City players take a drink as Brendon Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City talks with Timothy Castagne during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Leicester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City will face off against Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night looking to pick up maximum points at home. The Foxes have won their past two matches across all competitions and will come into this game full of confidence this weekend.

Brendan Rodgers could revert to a 3-4-2-1 formation for this game and is expected to make some changes to his side for this league showdown at the East Midlands. However, the Leicester boss will be sweating on the fitness of Jamie Vardy and James Maddison as they are slight concerns ahead of this game.

3-4-2-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup To Face Southampton

Defence

Kasper Schmeichel will retain his place in between the sticks for the Foxes after securing a clean sheet versus Stoke City in his last outing. The home team could lineup with a back three of Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana and James Justin on Saturday night. The centre-back trio will need to find a way to keep Southampton’s Danny Ings quiet for the whole 90 minutes.

Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs will make up the numbers on the bench as they offer cover for the defensive positions.

3-4-2-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton (Leicester's Maddison is reacting in the picture)
James Maddison of Leicester City Reading during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2020, in Leicester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Midfield

Timothy Castagne will be nailed-on to operate as a wing-back down the left flank while Marc Albrighton focusses on producing another tireless shift on the right-wing. Youri Tielemans and Nampalys Mendy will assume the duties of the holding midfielders as they try to get a foothold in the game at the centre of the park and stop the Saints from creating too many chances on the counter. Wilfred Ndidi played against the Potters, so he could drop to the bench as Rodgers might look to ease him back to his first-team.

Harvey Barnes is expected to function as a left-sided attacking midfielder while James Maddison will be a floating presence on the right-wing if he can pass a late fitness test. Both of them will have to carry most of the creative workload for the Foxes in the opposition half.

Hamza Choudhury will be named on the bench but might feature in the second 45 minutes if needed.

Attack

Jamie Vardy will be in a race against time to be fit to spearhead the Leicester attack up top. The English frontman has already netted 11 goals in the Premier League this season, so he will be eager to add to his goal-tally if he can make himself available for this game.

Ayoze Perez will be on stand-by on the bench just in case Vardy fails to recover in time this weekend.

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