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Newcastle United travel to the King Power Stadium this Saturday as the Magpies look to continue their upward ascent in the league table. They have climbed up to 12th spot after back-to-back wins against Southampton and Huddersfield Town. Rafa Benitez’s men will definitely come into this game in high spirits but the club will be aware of the challenge that’s awaiting them.
Leicester have been in good form lately and to sneak 3 points past them at home will be quite tough for Newcastle but with their newfound confidence, it will be interesting to see if they can cause an upset.
In Rob Elliot’s absence, Dubravka is likely to retain his spot between the sticks against Leicester City.
Yedlin has been a reassuring presence at right-back and his energy in that area will be crucial to keeping a strong Leicester attack at bay.
Lascelles has been one of the best centre-backs in the league and he is expected to be deployed in his usual role this weekend.
Lejeune should end up partnering Lascelles at the heart of the defence against Leicester. The duo works well together and it will be important for them to put in a good performance.
Be it attacking or defending, Dummett is gradually excelling on both fronts and the player is likely to take up his usual role at left-back this weekend.
Kenedy has been a force to reckon with for the Magpies and he is a sure starter against the Foxes.
Shelvey’s control in the midfield area is absolutely phenomenal and he will have to be at his best to outplay his Leicester counterparts.
Since Mo Diame is doubtful for this game, Hayden might be deployed in his place.
Ritchie has been one of Newcastle’s most creative players lately and he will undoubtedly be key to their success against Leicester.
Another Magpies player who has been excellent of late is Ayoze Perez. His blinding runs coupled with trickery and creativity have truly elevated the club’s performances in the final third and he is likely to start this Saturday.
With Joselu being doubtful, Gayle is likely to lead the line once more, at the King Power Stadium this weekend.