Leicester City will prepare to take on Tottenham Hotspur in what could be a title-challenging fixture this afternoon as they travel to north London. As it stands, Spurs are just one point ahead of the Foxes and a win today would be a huge boost in their mission to chase down reigning champions Liverpool in another underdog season.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Timothy Castagne has been training with the senior team and is in contention to start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
After suffering a tough defeat against Everton, Leicester will be hungry for a win to get themselves back on track. Here’s how Football FanCast has predicted them to line up this afternoon…
If Castagne starts today, he will have a big ask on his hands as he will need to defend against Son Heung-min, who is in red hot form at the moment. The right-back has been out of action for seven matches with an injury, making just five appearances in his maiden season (via Transfermarkt).
But deploying him on the right of a back three will allow James Justin and Christian Fuchs to start further up the pitch to not just support the defence, but contribute to the attack as well.
This means there’ll be no space for Nampalys Mendy seeing as Jonny Evans will return to the lineup, meaning Wilfred Ndidi can slot back into the midfield. He will be accompanied by Youri Tielemans, who will be relied on to pull the strings in the engine room and hope to start up some positive moves against Spurs.
Up front, Rodgers might decide to scrap £94,000 per week loan signing Cengiz Under, who was disappointing in his Premier League start against Everton last time out. Instead, usual winger combination James Maddison and Harvey Barnes can work together to support Jamie Vardy.
With Liverpool now topping the table by six points, a win for Leicester could see them leapfrog behind them into second place.