Claude Puel

Picking the Best Potential Leicester Lineup to Face Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday

The Foxes host the Southampton on Saturday as both sides look to put FA Cup results behind them this weekend.


Claude Puel's side have been in good form in the league recently. Impressive victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton has Leicester sitting in seventh place seven points behind the top six. Although league results are going Puel’s way, the Foxes crashed out of the FA Cup to League Two side Newport County in a 2-1 defeat in South Wales. Leicester will want to repay fans for becoming one of few Premier League teams to fall at the FA Cup’s first hurdle.
 

Here is how they could line up for Saturday’s game against Southampton.  

1. Goalkeepers & Defenders

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – The Dane should return between the sticks for Premier League  business. Danny Ward was in goal for the weekend's cup defeat.
 

Ricardo Pereira (RB) - Pereira has been Leicester’s most impressive signing of the summer and is on course to make a 19th league appearance since joining from FC Porto.
 

Wes Morgan (CB) – The Jamaican, despite his involvement in Saturday’s defeat should keep his place in the team.  
 

Harry Maguire (CB) – England’s World Cup gem looks likely to return to the side to continue to stabilise Leicester’s defence.
 

Ben Chilwell (LB) – A player the Foxes will hope to keep a hold of this January transfer window, the 22-year-old was rested at the weekend. 

2. Midfielders

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) – Another to come back into the side after missing cup defeat. The Nigerian has played in every Premier League fixture for the Foxes this season.
 

Nampalys Mendy (CM) – The French midfielder was an unused substitute against Newport. Mendy has played the full 90 minutes in 17 of his 19 league appearances.
 

James Maddison (AM) – Maddison is another standout signing from the summer. The midfielder has racked up five goals and three assists since his move from Norwich City.  

3. Forwards

Marc Albrighton (RW) – The winger has played in every league game bar the opening day fixture against Manchester United.
 

Demarai Gray (LW) – The 22-year-old failed to make an impact as a sub at the weekend, but has featured in 23 games in all competitions this season for the Foxes.
 

Jamie Vardy (ST) – Leicester’s talisman is expected to replace Kelechi Ihenacho as the lone striker on Saturday. Vardy has bagged seven league goals this season with one coming the recent 1-0 win away to Everton.