Picking the Best Potential Leicester City Lineup to Face Fleetwood Town on Saturday

​This Saturday's early kick off sees Leicester City travel to Fleetwood Town, where they'll take on the League One side in the FA Cup third round at Highbury Stadium. 


The Foxes will be coming off the back of a hectic Christmas period of Premier League football despite winning 3-0 against Huddersfield last time out, so boss Claude Puel may ring in changes for this weekend's affair. 


Fleetwood lost 2-1 to Bradford in their last game, although the 12th placed side in England's third division will certainly be up for the visit of the former Premier League champions, and will look to put on a show in front of the cameras and their home support. 

Goalkeeper

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​Kasper Schmeichel should start in goal ahead of Eldin Jakupovic for the FA Cup tie. 

Defence

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​In defence, the Foxes will be without skipper Wes Morgan after the Jamaican suffered a hamstring injury last time out against Huddersfield, and will also be without the services of full back Danny Simpson after he also damaged his hamstring. 


In the aforementioned pair's absence, Daniel Amartey and Aleksander Dragovic should take their positions at right back and centre back respectively, where they are expected to play alongside ever-presents Harry Maguire and Christian Fuchs. 


Ben Chilwell may have replaced the Austrian left back for the fixture, but unfortunately misses out through illness. 

Midfield

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​In midfield, Claude Puel may take the decision to rest key men after a manic festive period, so Riyad Mahrez and Vicente Iborra could start the match on the bench, making way for Demarai Gray and Matty James to get some game time. 


Both Marc Albrighton and Wilfried Ndidi should start the fixture from the beginning in order to give the Foxes' midfield some experience and familiarity against an opposition they will know little about. 

Forwards

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​A groin injury may rule star man Jamie Vardy out of a romantic return to his former ground, and even if the England international is fit to feature, it is unlikely that Puel will take such a risk. 


In his possible absence, Algerian forward Islam Slimani - who was excellent against Huddersfield - should be allowed the chance to extend his good form after struggling to get going in a Leicester shirt since his arrival from Sporting. 


Alongside him, former Manchester City man Kelechi Iheanacho could be given a rare start against the League One side as an attempt to help him find his scoring touch, and if this is the case, Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki will sit this one out. 

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