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What can be the best starting XI for Leicester City this season?

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Leicester City has had a poor start to the season. They have only won 15 points out of a possible 33 and are 12th in the League.

Brendan Rodgers indeed had fewer options because of player injuries. But now the tide can turn for The Foxes provided they are consistent.

Brendan Rodgers uses a formation of 4-4-2 or 3-5-2.

Goalkeeper

Surely, it is obvious that Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will start for them. Leicester City has conceded a lot from set-pieces and poor defending. Nothing should change the fact that Kasper has been great for them.

Backline  

Just like Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers can also play three CBs with two wingbacks. 

As of now Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu will definitely start. Without Wesley Fofana, Daniel Amartey will take over.

Timothy Castagne will play as an LWB whereas Ricardo Pereira is first choice RWB.

Rodgers should implement this because Leicester’s defence is a mess right now. A wingback on each side would provide help to the defence. 

Midfield

Usually, Boubakary Soumane and Ndidi are played together with Tielemans. But this cannot be the case as of now. Rodgers will look forward to providing support to the attackers as well. He will definitely lay his trust in Ndidi as a sole DM.

Youri Tielemans is injured as of now. In his replacement, a trio of Ndidi, Maddison and Kiernan Hall will play.

Attackers

Brendan Rodgers has three excellent options in attacking but he can use only two. As of now, he will likely use Vardy and Iheanacho upfront. He can use Patson Daka as a substitute since he is also too good.

If Brendan is to use a formation of 4-3-3 then he can facilitate better attacks. 

Jamie Vardy along with star player Harvey Barnes and Lookman can play up front.

Overall line-up for Leicester City (3-5-2)

Alternative line-up for Leicester City (4-3-3)

However, it’s up to Rodgers. The Foxes manager can also end up playing a typical 4-3-3. With Ndidi being the sole DM and their backline being the same. This implies that Barnes along with Lookman can start every game.

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