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Leicester’s predicted starting XI against Bournemouth as Ben Chilwell returns

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Leicester will want to continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League season as they welcome Bournemouth to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Foxes drew their opening two matches – a 0-0 against Wolves on the opening day and a 1-1 at Stamford Bridge in a game which really should have seen Chelsea defeated.

Last weekend they came out on top at Sheffield United thanks to a fantastic Harvey Barnes volley which ultimately won them the game.

In midweek, Brendan Rodgers named a surprising full-strength lineup for their all-Premier League Carabao Cup tie against Newcastle United – only Wes Morgan and Barnes came into the starting lineup.

With several players playing back-to-back games, the Northern Irishman may look to utilise some different players.

Here’s what we think he should go with:

Leicester should operate the very same formation they started the game against the Blades with.

This enabled James Maddison to play in his best position – a more central number ten role where he scored and assisted seven goals apiece last season.

Ayoze Perez will come away from the wing where he is being wasted to partner Jamie Vardy upfront in a pairing that looks rather deadly on paper.

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The only other change from last week will hopefully be the return of 22-year-old Ben Chilwell at left-back who has missed the last few games through injury.

Jonny Evans should replace Morgan in the heart of defence to continue a flourishing partnership with Caglar Soyuncu, who is looking like the revelation of the season as we have outlined previously here.

Dennis Praet should garner a start behind Maddison in a trio with Hamza Choudhury, the more defensive midfielder, and Youri Tielemans.

He’s able to offer something that no other midfielder can, as well as some width to the team, which they’ve often lacked.

If things aren’t going well, then they’ll always be able to call on Harvey Barnes, Marc Albrighton or Demarai Gray on the bench.

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