LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:  Manager of Leicester City Claude Puel looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 1, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Leicester Lineup to Face Newport in the FA Cup on Sunday

Leicester take a break from Premier League action this weekend as they travel to Wales to face Newport County in the FA Cup.


The Foxes have endured a hectic festive period and may use the fixture as an opportunity to rest some key players, having played eight games during the month of December. Meanwhile, Newport sit mid-table in League Two and will be aiming to create yet another shock in the most famous cup competition in world football.


Here's a look at how Leicester could lineup.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Danny Ward (GK) - A £10m signing from Liverpool in the summer, Ward has struggled to displace Kasper Schmeichel as the number one keeper, but has been involved during the EFL Cup so is expected to lineup between the sticks.


Danny Simpson (RB) - Part of Leicester's title winning heroics, the ex-Man Utd defender has been reduced to a bit-part role following the emergence of Ricardo Pereira at right-back. Should be an opportunity for Simpson to show his worth.


Jonny Evans (CB) - After signing in the summer from West Brom, Evans has been in and out of the team as Claude Puel tries to find his best defensive partnership. The Northern Irishman has still made 13 appearances and is a calm head at the back.


Wes Morgan (CB) - Club captain and leader, Morgan turns 35 this month but shows no signs of slowing down, having made 17 appearances in all competitions this season, should captain the side on Sunday.


Christian Fuchs (LB) - Another player that was a regular during the title winning campaign, Fuchs is a fan favourite at the King Power, however, the form of England international Ben Chilwell has limited the Austrian to cup appearances.

2. Midfielders

Fousseni Diabaté (RM) - The Frenchman has hardly featured all season, making just three appearances. However, Diabate has quality on the ball and could be given the opportunity to show it on Sunday.


Adrien Silva (CM) - Silva has had a tough time in England. The Portuguese international signed for £22m and was billed as a potentially world class signing, however, he has made just 17 appearances for the club, failing to score in any of these games.


Nampalys Mendy (CM) - Mendy does a lot of the unnoticed work in the Leicester midfield, breaking up play and distributing to his teammates. He has made 19 appearances this season and is likely to start on Sunday.   


Rachid Ghezzal (LM) - The Algerian was signed as the replacement for international team mate Riyad Mahrez, but has only shown glimpses on emulating Mahrez at Leicester. Ghezzal has bagged two goals in 16 appearances this season and should have the opportunity to add to his tally on Sunday.

3. Forwards

Shinji Okazaki (ST) - Another fan favourite at Leicester, Okazaki has a tireless work rate and gives his all every time he steps onto the pitch. However, without a goal in 16 appearances this season, he will be desperate for a confidence boosting performance against League Two opposition.


Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) - Still only 22 years old, Iheanacho has time on his side to reach his considerable potential. But when he signed for £25m from from Man City, he would have expected a better goal rate than six in 45.