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Leicester predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

Max Parsons
Leicester are fresh from European progression
Leicester are fresh from European progression / BSR Agency/GettyImages
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Leicester travel to Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, aiming to extend a good run of form.

Brendan Rodgers has seen his team go five without defeat, winning their last two. The Foxes' most recent Premier League outing yielded a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium, before they followed that up by booking a place in the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven on Thursday night.

Looking to make it three on the spin, Rodgers' men face a Newcastle side that bounced back from three successive defeats to most recently beat Wolves 1-0.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira has achieved hero status at Leicester / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - Heads to Newcastle with just one clean sheet in his last seven outings for Leicester.

Ricardo Pereira (RB) -
Deserves to start once more after his dramatic late winner sent the club through to a European semi-final in midweek.

Daniel Amartey (CB) -
With Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans playing 90 minutes after long layoffs on Thursday, there could be some rotation.

Caglar Soyuncu (CB) -
Joining Amartey in coming into the fold could be Soyuncu, who would be set for an eighth league start in nine.

Luke Thomas (LB) - Timothy Castagne struggled in Eindhoven, potentially opening the door to Thomas.

2. Midfielders

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is an impressive player / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Nampalys Mendy (DM) - A little reshuffle might see Mendy come back into the starting XI, having started the last four Premier League fixtures for his side.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - Wasn't great at the base of midfield in midweek but represents a pivotal cog in this team - will hopefully look more on it further up the pitch.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (CM) - Rodgers simply has no justification for omitting Dewsbury-Hall now; he's progressing at an impressive rate and is consistently putting in dominant performances.

3. Forwards

James Maddison
James Maddison is a sure starter for the Foxes / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

James Maddison (RF) - A shining light on Thursday night, Maddison has to start here.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) - Iheanacho could be the one to start up top for this one - simply because Patson Daka was worse than him after coming on against PSV.

Harvey Barnes (LF) - Was very poor at PSV in midweek but should be set for another start here, having been directly involved in three goals in his previous five Premier League starts.


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