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Thomas And Ndidi To Start | 3-5-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester United

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Leicester City will entertain Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Thursday as they looked to secure maximum points at home. The Foxes suffered a hard-fought 2-1 loss away at Chelsea last weekend which has drained their confidence ahead of this game. Hence, Brendan Rodgers will be looking for a positive response from his players in midweek.

The East Midlands outfit will set themselves up in a 3-5-2 formation and could make a couple of tweaks to their starting XI for this game. Both Luke Thomas and Wilfred Ndidi are expected to play from the start this Thursday night.

3-5-2 Leicester City Predicted Lineup To Face Manchester United

Defence

Danny Ward will keep his place in goal for Leicester after he shipped in a couple of goals in his last league appearance. Rodgers could name a back three of Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans and James Justin for this clash at home. All three of them need to be at the top of their game if they are to stop Man United form scoring in this midweek clash.

Caglar Soyuncu will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the centre-back positions. However, Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand are both out of action with long-term injuries.

Leicester City
Leicester City

Midfield

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans will anchor the midfield for the Foxes as they look to win the 50-50 duels at the centre of the park and create some decent chances in the final third.

Timothy Castagne will fill in as the right wing-back while Luke Thomas gets a chance to impress from the left.

James Maddison is unlikely to recover in time for this game against Man United. However, Marc Albrighton and Ayoze Perez will be named on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if required.

Attack

Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy will probably get the nod to lead the charge for Leicester up top. Barnes managed to score a consolation goal in the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea last weekend. Thus, he would be eager to put in a similar display, but this time in a winning effort versus the Red Devils in midweek.

Kelechi Iheanacho will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the latter stages if the Foxes are in need of a goal by then.

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