Vardy and Ghezzal to start – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Leicester XI to face Wolves in the Premier League

Predicted Leicester City line-up to face Wolves in the Premier League

Leicester City looked confident though they were unable to come away with a win against Manchester United last week. The Foxes meet newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Midlands derby this weekend.

Wolves drew level twice to share the spoils against Everton last week and will be aiming to pick up their first away win of the season. Claude Puel will also be hunting for his first win of the season in order to start the campaign on a positive note.

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Jamie Vardy should return to the starting line-up after being resorted to a bench role last weekend. He still got on the scoresheet within minutes of coming on and will be itching to get his first start this week.

Claude Puel has no new injury concerns and should be able to pick from a favourable crop of players. New signing Rachid Ghezzal could see himself in the starting line-up.

Probable Leicester City XI

Manager: Claude Puel

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Kasper Schmeichel (GK)

The Dane has been a stalwart in goal for the Foxes and is on the back of a splendid World Cup campaign. He should return to protect the Foxes’ goal.

Daniel Amartey (RB)

Often deployed as a midfielder, Amartey’s versatility and pace allow him to operate as a right-back. He was impressive against Manchester United and was unfortunate to concede a goal against Luke Shaw.

Harry Maguire (CB)

Leicester’s most sought-after player this summer has decided to stay put at the King Power. He played every single Premier League game last season and will be aiming to do so this time as well.

Jonny Evans (CB)

Evans was left on the bench for the previous game, but he should start alongside Maguire. His experience and technical ability should help Puel tighten things at the back.

Ben Chilwell (LB)

The Foxes’ best player against Manchester United should be handed his favoured left-back role once again. Chilwell is a determined defender and an able contributor going forward.

Adrien Silva (RCM)

Silva’s creative nous and distribution in the middle of the park are top class. He should be deployed in a similar role in this game too.

Wilfred Ndidi (LCM)

The Foxes’ legs in the middle of the park, Ndidi brings some much-needed stability and defensive cover to the team.

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Wilfred Ndidi

Ricardo Pereira (RAM)

Pereira turned supplier for Jamie Vardy’s goal against Manchester United and the midfielder will be aiming for a repeat performance.

James Maddison (CAM)

Maddison’s creativity and vision will provdide Leicester with the cutting edge to thrive in the final third. He should start as a central attacking midfielder in this game as well.

Rachid Ghezzal (RAM)

Ghezzal was only able to come off the bench against United and was unable to exert his influence. He should be handed a start against the Wolves and the Algerian could go on and get his first goal for the club.

Read more: Leicester City’s defence could be unbreakable if Puel decides to partner this £3.5m star with Harry Maguire

Jamie Vardy (ST)

The Foxes certainly missed Vardy’s menacing presence against Manchester United. He will surely return in a bid to torment the Wolves this weekend.

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