Predicted Leicester City Lineup To Face Crystal Palace
Leicester City have found some great form after they got rid of Claudio Ranieri earlier this year and are now 11th in the points table, not too far away from a place in the top half of the table. A victory this weekend can push them into the top-10 but they will face the most in-form team in the tournament in Crystal Palace. Palace have won 4 of their last 5 league games, including wins against Arsenal and Chelsea recently, and they are sure to put on a fight at the Selhurst Park this weekend.
Shakespeare’s side will be high on confidence but they will have to take the initiative if they are to take all three points from this tie. Palace are 6 points off the drop zone and will not mind taking just a point from this game but the visitors are expected to go for a victory.
Nampalys Mendy, Molla Wague are both ruled out for a long time for the Foxes. Skipper Wes Morgan is also missing from the game tomorrow while midfielder Wilfried Ndidi is expected to be back in action.
Expected Starting Lineup:
Manager: Craig Shakespeare
GK – Kasper Schmeichel
The 30-year old has been terrific this season for the Foxes and should start this game between the sticks.
RB – Danny Simpson
The first-choice full-back for Shakespeare, Simpson, will have a tough task on hand facing the in-form Wilfried Zaha in this game.
CB – Yohan Benalouane
The first-choice centre-back and club skipper Wes Morgan is out injured and Benalouane should take his place at the back for the Foxes.
CB – Robert Huth
With Wes Morgan out of this game, Huth will have to take up the senior role at the back for Leicester City. It will be interesting to see how he handles Benteke.
LB – Christian Fuchs
The first choice right back for Leicester City, Fuchs has been in solid form on the wing and the manager should stick with him for this tie.
RM – Riyad Mahrez
The Algerian has not been consistent this season but the Foxes will need him to be at his best if they are to take anything away from this game.
CM – Wilfried Ndidi
Though not fully fit yet, Ndidi is not too far away from joining the training sessions and he should keep his place in the midfield for his side.
CM – Danny Drinkwater
The English midfielder has been solid in the midfield for the Foxes and he should partner Ndidi in the middle against Palace.
LM – Marc Albrighton
The English winger has not been able to replicate his performances from the previous season but this game is as good as anything, for him to be back to his best.
ST – Shinji Okazaki
Though Islam Slimani has done a good job this season, Okazaki has played a better second fiddle to Vardy and should start this game.
ST – Jamie Vardy
Up against an in form Mamadou Sakho, Vardy, who is in superb goalscoring form, will have to be at his best to give his side a shot at all three points against the Eagles.