Claude Puel to make 7 changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Leicester City XI to face Fleetwood Town

Predicted Leicester City team to face Fleetwood Town in the EFL Cup

Leicester City picked up their second consecutive win of the season after Harry Maguire scored a late winner against Southampton this weekend. Claude Puel was left worried given Jamie Vardy’s absence through suspension.

But up stepped Kelechi Iheanacho who put in an excellent shift. Vardy misses the league cup trip to face his former club Fleetwood Town.

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Claude Puel should ring the changes given that Leicester City take on Liverpool next weekend. Apart from Jamie Vardy’s absence, Claude Puel has no new injury concerns.

The manager has been boosted by the return of Shinji Okazaki, who came off the bench in the dying minutes against Southampton.

Probable Leicester City XI

Manager: Claude Puel

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Danny Ward (GK)

The former Liverpool shot-stopper is yet to make an appearance for the club and this presents him with the perfect opportunity to make a good impression on the manager.

Christian Fuchs (RB)

Fuchs was once the first-choice right-back and the Austrian is definitely capable of putting in an excellent shift.

Jonny Evans (CB)

Evans was rested against the Saints and will be fresh to face Fleetwood.

Harry Maguire (CB)

Fatigue shouldn’t be an issue for Maguire. The centre-back played every single league game for the Foxes last season.

Ben Chilwell (LB)

Chilwell has been in impressive form so far this season and should be handed another run in this game.

Adrien Silva (RCM)

Silva’s passing and creativity will pay rich dividends for the Foxes in the final third.

Wilfred Ndidi (LCM)

Ndidi’s tough tackling and relentless running will be vital for the Foxes in the middle of the park.

Ricardo Pereira (RAM)

The Foxes new signing has been devastating on the right-hand side and should cause all sorts of problems to the opposition.

Marc Albrighton (LAM)

Albrighton’s supply is second to none. His set-pieces and crosses will provide the Foxes with ample opportunities.

Marc Albrighton

Rachid Ghezzal (CAM)

The Algerian is yet to make his first start for the club and this would be the perfect opportunity for him to impress the manager.

Read more: Power, promise and more: Why this could be a breakout season for this 22-year-old creative wizard at Leicester City

Shinji Okazaki (ST)

Okazaki is a menace in the box and a pest-like presence for the defenders to deal with. He should be handed a start in this game.

Written by Sebastian Jacob

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