Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will be looking to bounce back and beat Tottenham Hotspur after a bitter defeat to Chelsea, as his side look to keep the pressure on the Blues and Liverpool for a spot in the top four. Ryan Mason will be hoping his side can keep West Ham United on their toes to earn a spot in next season’s UEFA Europa League.
It’s set up to be an intriguing affair at the King Power Stadium, VAVEL assess how both sides could line up.
Rodgers’ men will be hoping that they can collect all three points on Sunday afternoon, as they fight one last time this season for a place in the top four.
In goal will be the ever-present Kasper Schmeichel, who has been astonishing recently. A Leicester backline could contain wing-backs of Ricardo Pereira and Luke Thomas, with a back three of Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, and Wesley Fofana. Jonny Evans will remain out.
Sitting in the deep role of midfield is likely to be the pairing of Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi, who face the tough task of keeping the Spurs attackers quiet. In the player maker position is likely to be either Ayoze Perez or James Maddison. Rodgers could opt for Maddison, as he looks to make a difference.
A strike force of Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy is expected to take place, as the pair look to help Leicester to victory.
Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Castagne, Soyuncu, Fofana, Thomas; Tielemans, Ndidi; Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy.
Mason will be hoping that his side can either clench on to a place in the Europa League, or hold onto their position in seventh, where they’d qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League.
In the shot-stopping position is highly likely to be French international, Hugo Lloris. Sitting in front of him could expect a back four containing Matt Doherty, Toby Alderwierld, Eric Dier, and Sergio Reguilon. The backline will face the task of not letting Vardy and Iheanacho loose.
A midfield two of Pierre Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele is likely, with Ndombele coming in for Harry Winks after their defeat to Aston Villa. In the more attacking roles in midfield could be Gareth Bale and Heung Min Son out wide with Dele Alli sitting behind the striker. It could be Bale’s last appearance in a Spurs shirt, as his loan move comes to an end.
As the lone striker could also be someone making their last appearance at Spurs, in Harry Kane. The leading goalscorer looks to be on the move this summer, but he will be hoping he can get on the scoresheet for a final time.
Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Doherty, Alderwierld, Dier, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Bale, Alli, Son; Kane.
It will no doubt be a difficult game for Rodgers' side, as they look to find a way into making it into a place in the top four. Interim manager, Mason, will be hoping he can earn his side a place in either the Europa League or the new addition of the Europa Conference League.
Rodgers’ side will be hungry to take all three points in this game and get the League double over Spurs.
Leicester City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur.