Leicester City will have their eyes on a third-place spot in the Premier League table this evening as they prepare to host Brighton at the King Power Stadium.
Chelsea’s surprise 1-0 loss to Everton last night will have hugely frustrated Frank Lampard in his title endeavours, but the Foxes could capitalise on this and move third.
Leicester’s last fixture saw them bank a 2-0 victory over AEK Athens to finish top of their group in the Europa League.
Prior to that, they put their bodies on the line to snatch all three points from Sheffield United in what looked certain to be a game ending in a draw.
With morale high and their recent wins in mind, Football FanCast has predicted how Brendan Rodgers will set up to face the Seagulls tonight.
After his recent performances in the Europa League, Cengiz Under may have earned himself a start in the Premier League.
Whilst it would come at the expense of James Maddison’s spot in the lineup, the winger and Harvey Barnes are a very dangerous duo when they take to the pitch together.
Both of them teaming up with Jamie Vardy could cause a huge headache for Brighton in three changes by Rodgers.
With Wilfred Ndidi back to fitness, he should be one of the first names on Rodgers’ team-sheet. The £75,000 per week defensive midfielder has been sorely missed and will help to keep any surprise Brighton attacks at bay.
An outlandish prediction which could come to fruition is that Luke Thomas could be rewarded with a start after his strong European form.
Whilst this would mean James Justin drops to the bench, it would be a huge chance for the 19-year-old, who is desperate to become a regular under Rodgers.
A win tonight will be huge for the Foxes, who will knock Chelsea off their third-place spot and put pressure on Liverpool and Spurs, who will face each other today.
In other news, Luke Thomas did Rodgers proud in match vs Athens…