Leicester City have a stern test ahead as they take a trip to the Molineux to face a resilient Wolverhampton Warriors unit as the Premier League gets back in action. Leicester is currently third in the league with 49 points and will be eager to continue the positive run till the end of the season to solidify a spot in the UEFA Champions League next season. Wolves with 35 points on the other end are six points away from fourth-placed Chelsea as Nuno Espirito will also be pushing to make it to Europe. With both teams having quality players in their locker, the upcoming fixture could turn out to be an enticing affair.
Date- Saturday, February 15
Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Molineux Stadium
Adama Traore sustained a knock prior to the winter break and could now be available in the squad. Willy Boly has returned from injury, which could end up benching Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker to fit in at the back three. Jonny, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Matt Doherty should be forming the midfield spots, while, Diego Jota, Raul Jimenez ad Adama Traore could lead the attack. Ruben Vinagre misses out due to injury for the hosts.
Wilfrid Ndidi carries a niggle and is a doubt to feature in the starting lineup. Wes Morgan, Daniel Amartey and Namaplys Mendy are ruled out for the upcoming fixture due to injuries. Brendan Rodgers is likely to stick to the three-man defence, provided Christian Fuchs starts for the Foxes. Perez, Praet, Maddison and Barnes could be the five-man midfield, while Jamie Vardy leads the line of attack.
WOL (Expected Playing 11)- Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty; Jota, Jimenez, Traore
LEI (Expected Playing 11)- Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Perez, Praet, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Raul Jimenez has been one of the standouts for Wolves while playing uptop. The Spanish centre-forward has 11 goals, six assists and a pass accuracy of 73.6% from 2123 minutes in the league this season.
Jamie Vardy has been prolific on the attack for Leicester City. The 33-year-old has 17 goals, four assists and a pass accuracy of 70.2% from 23 appearances this season.
Adama Traore has been lethal on the wide areas for Wolves. Traore has four goals, seven assists and a pass accuracy of 73.1% from 1929 minutes in the league this season.
James Maddison has been pivotal in midfield for Leicester City, Maddison has six goals, three assists and a pass accuracy of 83% from 24 appearances this season in the league.
From the last six encounters between the two sides, Leicester City has won three in contrast to Wolves two wins. One game has ended on level terms during the process.
Wolves might just be able to nick a win considering they play at home.
Goalkeeper- K Schmeichel
Defenders- M Doherty, W Boly, C Soyuncu, B Chilwell
Midfielders- A Trarore, R Neves, J Maddison, A Perez
Forwards- R Jimenez (C), J Vardy (VC)
Goalkeeper- R Patricio
Defenders- M Doherty, W Boly, R Pereira, B Chilwell
Midfielders- A Traore (C), J Moutinho, Y Tielemens, A Perez (VC)
Forwards- R Jimenez, J Vardy
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