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LEI vs NEW Dream11 Prediction | European Cup | Newcastle United vs Leicester City, Fantasy Team News

LEI vs NEW Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Steve Bruce has urged his players to carry the momentum gained from a wonderful 0-1 win away at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to the League Cup when his side play host to Leicester City in the 2nd round.

Bruce came under a lot of criticism from fans and pundits alike for the way his team played in the first two games in the Premier League, lacking energy and penetration on the field.

But the former Sunderland manager was quick to point out in his post-match press conference that it was harsh to judge his team from the two defeats, and that everybody seems to be lacking patience these days.

Leicester City, meanwhile, have made more than a decent start to their 2019-20 Premier League campaign. They recorded a 1-2 win at Sheffield United on Sunday, and remain one of the only four teams this season not to lose a game in the league.

The Cup competitions allow relatively easy passage to Europe for the teams outside of the big-six. From what both the managers alluded in their respective press conferences, we could see Bruce and Rodgers naming a strong XI for this particular game.

Match Details:

The European Cup match will be played between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James' Park, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The ground has a capacity of 52,405.
The game will start at 12:15 AM (IST), on Thursday, August 29.

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Recent form (Last six matches)
Newcastle United –
Leicester City – W D W D D W

Newcastle United Team News:

  • The Toons are hit hard by injuries ahead of this game. Five first-team players, who were part of the win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, finished the match either with injuries or knocks and could miss the game.
  • Scorer of the winner against Spurs, Joelinton (groin) has been ruled out from the game, together with Christian Atsu (fatigue), Lascelles (calf), Fabian Schar (cut), and Alain Saint-Maximin (hamstring).
  • Miguel Almiron (ankle) is a doubt and will be assessed ahead of the game.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Sean Longstaff could also be allowed an off day following his herculean effort at the weekend. The 21-year-old ran 13 km in the match, more than any player and Bruce would be wise not to use him here, due to his knee problems.
  • We expect Longstaff to miss the game, with his replacement none other than his younger brother Matty Longstaff.
  • Yoshinari Muto is expected to lead the lines for the hosts, with Ki Sung-yueng, Jetro Willems coming into the playing 11.

Newcastle United Probable XI:

Darlow (GK), Willems,  Dummett, Fernandez, Schar, Krafth, Hayden, Sung-yueng, Shelvey, Almiron, Muto

Leicester City FC Team News:

  • Ben Chilwell missed Leicester City's last two games due to an injury and is expected not to be risked by Rodgers in this game. The 22-year-old is the team's only injury absentee ahead of this game.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • Christian Fuchs will start at left-back once again.
  • Rodgers could hand James Justin his competitive debut for Leicester at right-back.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho is not on Rodgers' plans for the season and is expected to leave the club in this transfer window. The 22-year-old, who was once hailed as a great talent, won't be involved here.
  • Wes Morgan will come at the center-back, with either Çağlar Söyüncü or Jonny Evans starting alongside him.
  • Demarai Gray could start the game, having challenged by the manager to work hard and unlock his true potential.

Leicester City Probable XI:

Ward (GK), Justin, Evans, Morgan, Fuchs, Praet, Choudhury, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy

Likely to score:

  • For Newcastle United: Yoshinori Motu, Miguel Almiron
  • For Leicester City: Jamie Vardy, James Maddison, Demarai Gray

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Yoshinori Muto: The Japanese international has featured from the bench in the opening two league games and is in line to change it here.

The 27-year-old is more than just a back-up to Joelinton, is talented enough to make his own spot in this team.


  • Pace
  • Direct runs
  • Short passing
  • Likes to take shots from the edge of the Box

Demarai Gray: He is incredibly talented, but his progress has been static in the last year or so, for some reasons unknown. But with Brendan Rodgers at the helm now, the 23-year-old may feel could regain his lost touch. Regardless, Gray is definitely a danger on any given day.

Last season:

  • Games: 34
  • Goals: 04
  • Assists: 01


  • Pace
  • Dribbling
  • Finesse shots

James Maddison: It's been some time that we saw a natural and a technically gifted player in England's midfield. The 22-year-old's stock is rising with every game with bigger clubs circling around Leicester for his signature. If he plays, he can be the difference here.

Last season:

  • Games: 36
  • Goals: 07
  • Assists: 07


  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Through balls
  • Vision

Suggested combination:

LEI vs NEW Dream11 potential winner:
It's a one-off game. Newcastle will have the home support, while Leicester have a talented roster. It's a tough call, but the visitors may just edge this game out here.

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