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Leicester predicted lineup vs Wolves - Premier League

Grey Whitebloom
Brendan Rodgers is enduring a rotten run of form in charge of Leicester City
Brendan Rodgers is enduring a rotten run of form in charge of Leicester City / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages
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An out of form Leicester side travel to the west midlands to face Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Level with Randers FC - a side sitting fifth in Danish top flight - at half-time of their Europa Conference League first leg in midweek, Brendan Rodgers managed to inspire a second half display that earned the Foxes a 4-1 win, the club's first victory in any competition for six matches.

Here's the XI that Rodgers could start with to earn a first Premier League win of 2022.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kasper Schmeichel
The only Premier League game in which Kasper Schmeichel conceded to Wolves is his only top flight defeat to the club / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - In six of his seven Premier League appearances against Wolves, Schmeichel has earned a clean sheet.

Ricardo Pereira (RB) - 23 months since his previous goal for the club - against another Midlands outfit Birmingham City - Ricardo could celebrate once more in his last outing against West Ham.

Daniel Amartey (CB) - The concentration of injuries to Leicester's backline has conspired to provide Amartey with his highest tally of minutes for the club since 2016/17.

Jannik Vestergaard (CB) - While Wesley Fofana's return to training offers some rare positive fitness news, the sight of Caglar Soyuncu limping off on Thursday night may force the 6'7 Dane into the backline.

Luke Thomas (LB) - The Syston-born 20-year-old has started nine of the past ten league games for his local club.


2. Midfielders

Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans hasn't scored more than six league goals in a season - his current tally - since netting 13 for Anderlecht in 2016/17 / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Youri Tielemans (CM) - Leicester's non-committal midfielder has already matched his Premier League scoring tally from last season (six goals) in 20 fewer appearances.

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) - £50m was such a measly estimation of Ndidi's value Rodgers couldn't stifle a laugh before insisting: “He’s worth much more than that."

Kiernan Dewsbury Hall (CM) - Luton Town's most-prolific assist-provider while on loan in the second-tier last season has featured in every Premier League game for Leicester since November.


3. Forwards

Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes has found the net in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and the Europa Conference League / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Ademola Lookman (RW) - A sequence of three career meetings and defeats against Wolves began with an 18-year-old Lookman getting hooked at half-time while playing for second-tier Charlton - it took him a month to break back into the team half a decade ago.

Patson Daka (ST) - The summer arrival is directly contributing to one Premier League goal every 86 minutes.

Harvey Barnes (LW) - The hard-working winger is the only Leicester player to have scored in five competitions for the club this season alone.


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