Two groups who’ve had good seasons don’t function on this, oddly sufficient.
Leicester are but to lose a league recreation when Ndidi has partnered Youri Tielemans in central midfield so he is perhaps a giant miss for Brendan’s boys.
Papy Mendy is available in for the injured Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester’s solely change from Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at The Ev.
Only one change for Leeds too.
Leicester: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin, Mendy, Tielemans, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Perez.
Subs: Soyuncu, Ward, Iheanacho, Amartey, Beneath, Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira, Fuchs, Thomas.
Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Dallas, Rodrigo, Harrison, Bamford.
Subs: Poveda-Ocampo, Roberts, Casilla, Helder Costa, Hernandez, Davis, Cresswell, Klich, Shackleton.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)
Eleven days in the past, Leicester beat Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and climbed to the highest of the league. They have been quickly overtaken by Manchester United and a draw with Everton in midweek, and that after Jordan Pickford did a Jordan Pickford, means they can’t climb to the summit this week. Manchester Metropolis look pretty unmovable there in the intervening time. Anyway, Brendan Rodgers’ staff brims with expertise however a scarcity of Jamie Vardy means a scarcity of a typical bearer. It’s honest to say Ayoze Pérez struggled to copy Vardy’s vim, vigour and vehemence in opposition to The Ev.
Leeds Leeds Leeds, then. They beat Newcastle within the week which, till Steve Bruce’s males beat The Ev yesterday, didn’t appear to be an excessive amount of of an achievement. It was a greater efficiency when beforehand in 2021 Leeds had regarded
lacklustre. Brendan is a giant fan of Bielsa – after all he’s – and paid tribute to the good man after his staff received 4-1 at Elland Highway in November, and classily too.
We will anticipate an open recreation, with two managers who like their groups to assault. And Kasper Schmeicehel is taking part in in opposition to his outdated membership, one which binned him in 2011.
Kick-off at 2pm UK time. Be part of me.