Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Predicted Line-Ups
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City is tackled by Joel Ward of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on April 26, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Leicester City are back in action on Sunday afternoon, making the trip to the capital to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Both sides are looking for three points in game week seven of the new Premier League season. 

Brendan Rodgers’ men have made a poor start to the campaign, and are hoping they can turn things around at the weekend to kick-start their season.

Crystal Palace have made a pretty good start under new management, and are looking to continue their unbeaten record at home. 

The Foxes will be up for it, as they are in need of picking up three points this weekend, but the Eagles certainly won’t make it a breeze for the visitors.

Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira has no fresh injury concerns heading into the game, with the only absentees being Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson

Vincente Guaita is almost certain to start, with his place established in the side. An unchanged backline from Palace’s draw against Brighton & Hove Albion is expected, with Joel Ward and Tyrick Mitchell taking up the wing back roles, with Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi in the middle of the defense. 

In the midfielder is likley to be the holding pair of James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic, with Conor Gallagher expected to play further forward, behind the striker. 

Wilfred Zaha is expected to go out wide on the left and cause Leicester’s back line issues with his blistering pace, with Jordan Ayew set to take place on the right-wing. Formerly linked with a move to the Foxes, Odsonne Edouard could start up front, making just his second Premier League start. 

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Zaha, Edouard. 

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Leicester City

Rodgers has had a frustrating season so far due to injuries and the conflict continues, with some key players out sidelined. 

In between the sticks is almost certain to be Kasper Schmeichel. Ricardo Pereira is likely to return to the side, while Ryan Bertrand could play on the left. Jonny Evans remains out, so a centre back pairing of Caglar Soyuncu and Jannik Vestergaard is likely. 

Wilfred Ndidi is undergoing a scan on his hamstring, leaving Rodgers with the option to play Boubakary Soumare alongside Belgian international, Youri Tielemans. After being dropped last game, James Maddison could be restored to the side. 

On the right wing is likely to be Ademola Lookman, who has made an impressive start in his early days in the East-Midlands. Taking up the left-wing is likely to Harvey Barnes, while Jamie Vardy is expected to start up top. Kelechi Iheanacho is struggling to get into the side, despite the Nigerians best efforts. 

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Soumare, Tielemans, Maddison; Lookman, Barnes, Vardy.