Burnley vs Leicester City: Predicted Line Ups
Leicester City's Youri Tielemans and Burnley's Ashley Westwood battle for possession | Photo: Getty / Peter Powell

Leicester City will look to put behind a disappointing defeat to Arsenal on Sunday as they travel north to face Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Clarets are also looking to rediscover their winning feeling, arriving into the game off the back of a thrashing to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Both managers are dealing with injury-plagued squads ahead of the meeting at Turf Moor and with tricky fixtures for both coming up at the weekend too, may have rotate in order to ensure their treatment tables do not welcome more members. Here is how both teams could line-up.

Burnley

Burnley's defensive set-up is expected to be unchanged despite shipping four goals against Tottenham on Sunday. Previous Leicester transfer target James Tarkowski will be expected to partner captain and former Foxes loanee Ben Mee at the back. Although Sean Dyche admitted Erik Pieters is close to a return to action, it is likely that he will be named amongst the substitutes.

Dwight McNeil is also a name that will be familiar to Leicester fans. The England Under-21 international was linked with a move to the King Power Stadium over the summer and although he hasn't set the world alight this campaign, is always a threat going forward. On the right side of the wing, Josh Brownhill is likely to remain in the role, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson definitely ruled out whilst Robbie Brady is a doubt.

Into the middle of the park and after coming off the bench to feature at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the weekend, Dale Stephens could be reinstated into the starting line-up, with Jack Cork making way and Ashley Westwood keeping his place.

Finally up top, Chris Wood should be able to start from the off against his former employers as the main striker after he made his return from injury off the bench as well against Spurs. With Ashley Barnes still injured, Jay Rodriguez is the more likely to keep his place over Matej Vydra. 

Burnley Starting XIPope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Stephens, Westwood, McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood.

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers was dealt more injury woes at the weekend after he lost Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans to injury - with the former out for a minimum of six weeks.

This added to the ever-growing list of players ruled out, with household names such as James Maddison and James Justin all unavailable for the trip to Lancashire.

​​​​​​​There is some hope though that teenage sensation Wesley Fofana will be able to return. The 20-year-old is back training for the Foxes but with a worry that the game may come too early, he may not be risked. In which case, ​​​​​​​Daniel Amartey will likely start alongside Caglar Soyuncu. 

Should Rodgers opt for a three at the back formation, it could see Ricardo Pereira drop to the bench with Luke Thomas and ​​​​​​​Timothy Castagne occupying the wing-back roles. Leicester are still cautiously monitoring the full-back's return to fitness, so he may be rested having played a heavy role in the recent run of fixtures.

If a three is chosen, a midfield trio of Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi and Hamza Choudhury would be expected, however with the Foxes struggling for creativity, Rodgers may look towards the younger generation to provide the spark.

Sidnei Tavares and Khanya Leshabela have been involved in the first-team squads of late, with Tavares making his debut against Slavia Prague last Thursday. However, with the risk of making it three defeats in a row should they lose, the 48-year-old may choose to go with tried and tested.

Jamie Vardy will look to spearhead the attack and return to goalscoring form, with his partner expected to be Kelechi Iheanacho with any other attacking options only in the form of Cengiz Under - who is a winger by trade - or a member of the Under-23's squad.

Leicester City Starting XI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Amartey, Fofana, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans, Choudhury, Iheanacho, Vardy.

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Verdict

Both teams have struggled for victory in recent times. Burnley are without a win in three, whilst the visitors have suffered back to back defeats.

Whilst the Clarets look set to finish in and around the bottom half of the table come the end of the season, anything other than a win for the visitors and the danger of slipping out of the top four may become even more of a problem.

Traditionally Turf Moor is always a tough ground to go to and the home side - who pride themselves on defensive stability - will be hurting after conceding four at the weekend and won't want a repeat. The Foxes on the other hand, have a point to prove and will not want people to think they will repeat their errors of last season and fail to secure Champions League football come the end of the year - something that will see them just about edge this contest.

Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Leicester 

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