Fulham vs Leicester City: Predicted Line-Ups
Leicester City travel to Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening | Photo: Getty/ Michael Regan

Following on from Leicester City's defeat at home to Leeds United on Sunday afternoon, Leicester play midweek once more as they make the trip up to West London to face relegation battling Fulham

The sides played earlier on in the year in November as Fulham shocked Leicester beating the Foxes by two goals to one. It was too little too late for Leicester as Harvey Barnes scored a goal in the 86th minute,  which only turned out to be a consolation goal for the home side. 

Leicester will be looking for revenge over Fulham, by collecting a crucial three points to keep them up fighting at the top of the Premier League

With Leicester looking to take the three points back to the Midlands, VAVEL takes a look at how both sides could potentially line up for the Premier League fixture. 

Scott Parker’s Fulham currently sit in 17th place, seven points behind safety. The Cottagers have had a few draws here and there, drawing their past two games against Brighton and West Bromwich Albion

Fulham’s preferred formation is a 3-4-3 and Parker is likely to remain with the formation for the game against Leicester. 

In the shot stopping role is likely to be number one goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola.  In the heart of the defence is expected to be a back three of Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen, and Tosin Adarabioyo. This trio played alongside one another in the past two games, only conceding two goals and Parker will be reluctant to change. Terence Kongolo remains out for the home side. 

In the midfield four, it’s likely to be made up of Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Harrison Reed, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, and Antonee Robinson. This midfield is similar to the central positions taken place in the West Brom game with the only change being Harrison Reed replacing Mario Lemina. Tom Cairney remains on the sidelines for Fulham. 

For the attacking three, it could contain the threats of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Ademola Lookman. Lookman has been a real threat in the past few weeks, and was the opening goalscorer against Leicester earlier on this season. 

Predicted XI: Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Decordova-Reid, Reed, Zambo-Anguissa, Robinson; Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Mitrovic.

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Leicester have been winless in their past two Premier League fixtures and they’ll be looking to turn that form around against Fulham. Brendan Rodgers’ side suffered their first loss on Sunday in 10 games. 

Rodgers has recently favoured the 4-2-3-1 formation. It’s expected he’ll stick with it for the game midweek.

In goal is likely to be Kasper Schmeichel with the Dane having played every Premier League game so far so it’s expected he’ll start.

In the defence, Rodgers will be forced to shuffle the back four with Wesley Fofana rumoured to be out for four to five weeks due to a thigh injury. Timothy Castagne is a doubt, suffering from a tight hamstring. Rodgers could be tempted to go with a back four containing Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, James Justin.

In front of the defence is likely to be unchanged with Nampalys Mendy and Youri Tielemans slotting in. Wilfred Ndidi will remain out for the Foxes whilst Dennis Praet is still quite a way off from a return. In the winger positions for the Foxes could be Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton. Barnes has caused all sorts of problems all season and scored yet again on the weekend, so Rodgers will have no reason to drop the youngster. In behind the striker is likely to be creative midfielder, James Maddison

Leicester will remain without Jamie Vardy for the midweek fixture so the goal scoring place is up for grabs between Ayoze Pérez and Kelechi Iheanacho. Pérez has played in the last two fixtures, not scoring in either, so Rodgers could be tempted to alter, giving Iheanacho a chance up top. 

Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Justin; Mendy, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho. 

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In this game, Leicester will be the favourites but with the Premier League, it's certainly difficult to predict.

Leicester’s injury list is mounting up, a positive for the home side. Nevertheless, the Foxes have got a good side all round and Rodgers is expected to take three points from this game. 

0-2 Leicester. 

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