Leicester City will lock horns with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend as they try to grind out a good result away from home. The Foxes were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw by Brentford last weekend, so they will be eager to pick up their first victory of this campaign away at North London later this week.
Brendan Rodgers will probably opt for a 3-5-1-1 formation and is expected to keep changes to a minimum for this game. Therefore, Jamie Vardy will once again spearhead Leicester’s attack on his own up top.
3-5-1-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup To Face Arsenal
Danny Ward will once again start in goal for the Foxes after conceding a couple of goals in his last league start. Rodgers could name a back three of Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana for this clash on the road. All three centre-backs need to be at the top of their game if they are to stop the Gunners from scoring this weekend.
Caglar Soyuncu will offer cover for the defensive positions on the Leicester bench.
Wilfred Ndidi will anchor the midfield for the Foxes while both Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Youri Tielemans operate as the free-flowing, box-to-box midfielders. Tielemans has to find a way to create some plays for his teammates in the opponent’s half.
James Justin is expected to function as the left-sided wing-back while Timothy Castagne hopes to catch the eye on the right flank. Castagne managed to get his name on the scoresheet against Brentford last weekend, so his confidence will be sky-high ahead of this game.
James Maddison will play in the number ten position as he gets the freedom to express himself in the Arsenal half. He has to carry most of the creative burden for Leicester in the final third.
Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, Nampalys Mendy and Marc Albrighton will have to be content with a place on the bench. Some of them might come on to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if required.
Jamie Vardy will lead the line for the East Midlands club up top. He failed to register a goal last weekend and would be hungry to return to his goal-scoring ways in the Premier League this Saturday afternoon.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka will be named on Rodgers’ bench as they wait for their opportunity to catch the eye as the second-half substitutes if needed.