Brendan Rodgers takes his Leicester aspect to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon in the hunt for only a second win in six outings.
The Foxes inconsistency all through the 2021/22 marketing campaign has price them up up to now, with Rodgers’ aspect nearly scraping into the highest half of the desk. That stated, they’re nonetheless simply 5 factors off the highest 4, and have scored 9 targets of their final three video games in all competitions.
However, a defensive fragility from set items has seen Leicester come a cropper this season, and they’ll have to be on their recreation towards a Villa aspect buoyed the arrival of Steven Gerrard as supervisor.
Rodgers has just a few damage worries to deal with, so here is the staff he could decide to get the job finished at Villa Park.
Just one clear sheet within the Premier League this season / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – Leicester’s skipper hasn’t stored a Premier League clear sheet because the opening day of the season.
Timothy Castagne (RB) – With Ricardo Pereira nonetheless absent, Castagne’s place at proper-again is fairly safe.
Jonny Evans (CB) – Such a vital presence on the again for the Foxes and, as a objective and an help in his final two will attest to, he is a lot greater than only a defender.
Caglar Soyuncu (CB) – Has arguably improved because the season has progressed, and needs to be in line for a fifteenth Premier League look of the marketing campaign.
Luke Thomas (LB) – James Justin stays sidelined so Thomas will seemingly proceed on the left of defence.
Guess who’s again? / Michael Steele/GettyImages
Wilfred Ndidi (CM) – Has had an up and down time of issues this time period, though stays a key determine within the Leicester lineup.
Boubakary Soumare (CM) – Has featured in every of the Foxes’ earlier 14 matches in all competitions, however ought to nonetheless be filled with operating come Sunday’s journey to Aston Villa.
James Maddison (AM) – Well, nicely, nicely; that is extra prefer it. Maddison has been sensational of late – with three targets and three assists in his final three – and will definitely begin after a lately-sustained knock proved to be inconsequential.
Jamie Vardy is on 9 Premier League targets for the season / Robin Jones/GettyImages
Ademola Lookman (RW) – Wasn’t all that vivid towards Southampton in midweek however affords loads of promise.
Jamie Vardy (ST) – Closing in on double digits for the Premier League season already, Vardy is only a machine.
Harvey Barnes (LW) – Barnes is undoubtedly a gifted participant, however his performances have been hampered by damage issues. Must ship extra finish product.