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Leicester City Vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Team News, Tactics, Predicted Lineups And Prediction

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Leicester City clash heads with Tottenham Hotspur in a rearranged Premier League tie on Wednesday at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City sit 10th in the Premier League and haven’t played a single league game since their 1-0 win against Liverpool at the end of December. Brendan Rodgers is having to deal with a number of injuries in the squad and also a number of players are off for the African Nations Cup and missing from the squad. The Foxes has been inconsistent this season but with the games in hand, Rodgers have an opportunity to move up the table significantly if they can secure 3 points against Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur are looking for their 4th away win of the season when they visit the King Power on Wednesday. Spurs are only 4 points behind their London rivals West Ham United with 4 games in hand and Antonio Conte is looking at this fixture to get all 3 points and close the gap to Chelsea who are sitting 3rd in the table. Spurs are in a good run of form winning 5 of their last 7 league games and will look to keep their Carabao Cup disappointment behind them when they face the Foxes on Wednesday.

Team News

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers currently has a lot of players sidelined either due to injuries or for international duty in his squad. The likes of Wesley Fofana, Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand, Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans are all out with injuries whereas the likes of Daniel Amartey, Wilfried Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Nampalys Mendy are all at the Africa Cup of Nations and therefore unavailable for selection. Rodgers has said that Boubakary Soumare and Ayoze Perez are likely to return whereas Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Luke Thomas, Caglar Soyuncu, Patson Daka and James Justin are all in contention for Wednesday’s clash.

Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte will be without the services of his key attacking player Heung-Min Son for the trip to Leicester City. Eric Dier will also be assessed but is likely to miss out alongside Cristian Romero who is back in training but might not be risked as early as this fixture. Sergio Reguilon’s knock means he will also be sitting out for this clash.

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Talking Tactics

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is expected to opt for a 4-3-3 formation and will be highly reliant on his attacking players to bring a result in their favour on Wednesday. The creativity of Youri Tielemans and James Maddison from the middle of the park will be key with the Foxes having scary pace upfront to run in behind the Spurs defence.

Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte is likely to stick to his 3-4-3 formation with Kane and Lucas Moura upfront leading the frontline. Conte will be hoping for his players to have more control in the game and have patience in the build-up in order to break the deadlock.

Predicted Lineups

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Albrighton, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Thomas; Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans, Maddison; Barnes, Daka, Lookman

Totenham Hotspur: Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Winks, Sessegnon; Moura, Kane, Lo Celso

Prediction

Leicester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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