Strongest Leicester City XI To Take On Hull City
Leicester City will go up against relegation rivals Hull City on Saturday in match week 27 of the Premier League at King Power Stadium.
The Foxes have had a season to forget until now, which saw title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri getting the sack last week. Post the sacking, Leicester made a huge statement, as they thrashed Liverpool 3-1 at home on Monday night, showing renewed energy and fight in their bid to avoid the drop. This fixture will come in as extremely crucial for both sides, considering the fact that both are involved in the relegation scramble.
Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare will look to mastermind another win in his second game in-charge and will have the full squad at his disposal for Saturday. Given the impressive win against the Reds, he might not look to change much though.
Here’s how Leicester could line up against Hull, in what could potentially be a six-pointer in the battle to avoid the drop:
Predicted Leicester Line-Up
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
The Dane is the preferred choice ahead of Ron-Robert Zieler in between the sticks. He will feature on Saturday against Hull.
Danny Simpson (RB)
The right-back has had an inconsistent season so far but will need to pull his socks up as the business end of the season approaches.
Wes Morgan (CB)
The captain will lead the Leicester backline against the Tigers on Saturday. He has been a shadow of his self from the previous season but will look to build on from the Liverpool win.
Robert Huth (CB)
Alongside Morgan, it will be Robert Huth in the heart of the defence for Leicester. The 32-year old has also been lacking for consistency this term and more will be expected of him going forward.
Christian Fuchs (LB)
The Austrian left-back has been an ever-present for the Foxes this term. Expect him to start once again ahead of young Ben Chilwell on Saturday.
Riyad Mahrez (RM)
The Algerian international hasn’t been on top his game this season, but he will be key if Leicester are to avoid relegation. He will feature on the right-flank from the go.
Danny Drinkwater (CM)
The former Manchester United academy man scored a screamer against Liverpool last week. He will hold onto his place in the middle of the park.
Wilfred Ndidi (CM)
The 20-year old gave a good account of himself against Liverpool on Saturday. Should retain his place for the game against Hull.
Marc Albrighton (LM)
The 27-year old has been the undisputed choice on the left-flank for Leicester for more than a year. Expect more of the same on Saturday at the King Power.
Shinji Okazaki (CF)
There is none more hard-working the Japanese centre-forward in the Foxes’ roster. He will keep his place ahead of summer arrival Islam Slimani for the Hull encounter.
Jamie Vardy (ST)
The English international finally broke his goal-scoring rut, grabbing a brace against Liverpool last week. He will hope to keep the form going on against Harry Maguire and co.