LEI vs MCI Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Leicester City vs Manchester City Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: December 26, 08:30 PM, IST
Where: King Power Stadium
LEI vs MCI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Leicester City will be looking to build on their magnificent performance against Chelsea last weekend when they host reigning Premier League Champion Manchester City at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, on Wednesday night (IST).
The match Leicester City played in the Premier League against Chelsea at the weekend could have been the last assignment for manager Claude Puel at this club. The reason being, there were reports in the media that the super-striker Jamie Vardy wasn’t happy with his tactics, and a wide held perceptions that the Foxes are not doing justice to their vast potential which is too good for the bottom half of the table.
So in a sense, the trip to SW6 was of ultra importance for Puel and it indeed proved to be. Leicester showed the glimpses of their form of the 2015-16 title-winning campaign as Jamie Vardy rolled back the years and scored a fast breakaway goal.
The all-important strike came in the 51st minute when James Maddison played Vardy through who was on the shoulders of Chelsea’s centre-backs Rudiger and Luiz.
It was a morale-boosting win for the Foxes who were winless in the last three matches prior to the clash against Chelsea. Also, the Blues moved back to the top-half with the win and now sit at 9th with 25 points, just four points adrift of 6th placed Manchester United.
It was coming. Though it was still an alien looking result and the one which was something of a bolt from the blue. But everybody could see that it was drawing closer because of the way reigning champions have been playing in the last few matches.
Though the profile of the team was not as esteemed as Chelsea, still Crystal Palace had the personal to hurt Pep Guardiola’s men. And that’s what happened.
Guardiola himself acknowledged before the match that Palace are a talented team. And the visitors showed their quality as they scored on two counter-attacks to take a 1-2 lead into the 2nd half after Gundogan’s header gave City the lead.
Kyle Walker was in a festive mood, as he plunged on Mex Meyer recklessly to gift Palace a penalty which Milivojevic successfully converted. The Cityzens then forced the men forward, bringing in attackers for the defensive-minded players. But the defending champions couldn’t break the tenacity of visitors.
Pep’s men now find themselves at 2nd and four points behind Liverpool. This is the first time this season that the Reds are more than a win clear at the top.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Leicester City – W D L L L W
Manchester City – W L W W W L
LEI vs MCI Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Leicester City vs Manchester City Team News:
Injured – Daniel Amartey and Matty James continue to be on the sidelines for the Foxes.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – No player has been listed as doubtful by Leicester.
Note: Don’t expect manager Puel to make any alteration to his squad after the magnificent result at the Bridge. However, Demarai Gray could start the match with Mark Albrighton giving way for him.
Key Players – Vardy, Maddison
Injured – Left-back Benjamin Mendy, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and the centre-back Eliaquim Mangala all remain long-term absentees for the reigning champions.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Club captain Vincent Kompany missed the last match with a knock and remains doubtful for this game as well.
Also, both Fernandinho and David Silva missed the last game with a hamstring problem. But there are reports that the duo is back in training but are likely to be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both came off the bench against Palace at the weekend. Both the players have only recently returned to the squad.
Key Players – Aguero, Sterling, Bruyne
LEI vs MCI Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Leicester City– Schmeichel (GK), Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi, Maddison, Gray, Vardy
Manchester City – Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Delph, Gundogan, Sterling, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Aguero
LEI vs MCI Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Can Leicester pull another shock? Yes, they can and are very much capable of doing that. We have selected our first team for that kind of result.
Vardy and Bruyne are captain and vice-captain respectively. Aguero is expected to start while Maddinson is an indispensable part for the Foxes.
Not for the shock.
Fernandinho is a huge doubt. In that case, Gundogan will once again play as the defensive midfielder. Both Aguero and De Bruyne are ready to start.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
This will be the 2nd match between these two clubs in less than a week. Manchester City won that battle in the league cup via penalties despite resting some of the first team players.
Expect the Blues to win the match.
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