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Maddison Set To Start, Soyuncu Returns | 5-3-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton

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Pratik Das
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Another week of Cup football has sneaked upon on us as third-placed Leicester City lock horns with Southampton, who are currently sitting eleven places below them in the Premier League points table.

Coming off the back of an embarrassing 3-2 away defeat, Brendan Rodgers will hope to pick up a positive result against the Saints. However, it’s certainly going to be an uphill task against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men as they will be looking to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to West Brom Albion.

The Foxes will probably opt for a 5-3-2 formation with a few changes from their last match as Caglar Soyuncu and James Maddison look likely to make their way back into the starting eleven.

5-3-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton

Defence

Kasper Schmeichel is expected to start in goal for the Foxes, having kept just one clean sheet in his last four league outings.

Having recovered from Covid-19, Caglar Soyuncu is in contention to feature against Southampton this weekend. As a result, Rodgers could choose to field a back five consisting of Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Fofana and Ricardo Pereira as they look to keep things solid at the back on Sunday.

However, their prime objective will be to keep Danny Ings quiet throughout the ninety minutes.

5-3-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton (Leicester City players can be seen in the picture)
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Midfield

Youri Tielemans will partner Ndidi at the centre of the park; however, they might be assigned very different roles. The former should take up a more defensive position, shielding the back three, whereas the latter will stay central, dictating play with his ball distribution.

James Maddison will start in the attacking midfield role. The Englishman would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal scoring chances for the front men.

Daniel Amartey will have to settle for a place on the bench and might come on in the latter stages of the game if needed.

Attack

Jamie Vardy will lead the charge for the Foxes down the middle. The English striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net when he faces off against the Southampton defence that has conceded twelve goals in their last five league matches.

Kelechi Iheanacho will take up the secondary striker position. He has been in fine form lately, and he’d to hoping to add to his goal-scoring tally against the Saints.

5-3-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton
5-3-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton
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