Will Jamie Vardy Start For The Foxes? | 4-2-3-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea

4-2-3-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Brighton (Leicester City players are celebrating in the picture)
A header from Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy (L) celebrates with Leicester City's Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans (R) after his header is deflected into his own net by Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (not pictured) for their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on December 20, 2020. (Photo by JULIAN FINNEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City will entertain Chelsea at the King Power Stadium hoping to pick up another positive result in the Premier League on Tuesday night. The Foxes are enjoying an excellent run of form at the moment after securing a win in each of their last three matches across all competitions.

Brendan Rodgers will stick with his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to keep changes to a minimum for this important league clash at the East Midlands. However, Rodgers will be sweating on Jamie Vardy’s fitness, who is a concern ahead of this game as he is struggling with a hip injury.

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

Defence

Kasper Schmeichel will once again function as Leicester’s primary keeper after he earned a clean sheet in his last league outing. Wesley Fofana will partner up with Jonny Evans at the heart of the Foxes defence as they try to keep either Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham in check, depending upon who Frank Lampard decides to start for Chelsea in midweek.

Timothy Castagne will continue to operate at right-back while James Justin fills in on the other side as a makeshift left-back. Rodgers will depend on both of them to maintain a solid defensive shape at the back and also, support the front players as much as they can in the Chelsea half.

Ricardo Pereira and Luke Thomas will provide cover for the full-back positions on the bench.

4-2-3-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea (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

Youri Tielemans will anchor the midfield alongside Wilfred Ndidi as they look to get a stranglehold in the game at the centre of the park. The pacey and hard-working trio of Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Marc Albrighton will play just ahead of them as part of the Leicester attack.

Both Maddison and Barnes got their names on the scoresheet in the 2-0 win over Southampton last Saturday, which will give them a confidence boost going into this midweek encounter versus Frank Lampard’s men.

Nampalys Mendy and Ayoze Perez will make up the numbers on Rodgers’ bench as they wait for their chance to shine as the impact substitutes if needed.

Attack

Jamie Vardy has a hip problem and will be in a race against time to be fit for this game. Kelechi Iheanacho will be on standby just in case the English striker is not available in midweek.

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