The Leicester Lineup That Should Start Against Tottenham

Leicester have been on a turbulent run of form since football returned in June.

Having failed to pick up a win in their first four games in all competitions, solid wins against Crystal Palace and Sheffield United were marred by a horror away day at Bournemouth.

Having once looked like certainties for Champions League football – and at one point touted as Liverpool’s closest challengers for the title – Brendan Rodgers’ side are now locked in a fierce battle for a top-four spot, with themselves, Chelsea and Manchester United fighting it out for third and fourth place.

With a final game of the season against United to come, the Foxes know their destiny will be in their own hands regardless of the result at Tottenham this Sunday, though a win would see them take a huge step towards Champions League qualification.

With a number of injuries and suspensions to contend with, here’s how Leicester should lineup for their clash with Spurs.

1. Goalkeepers & Defenders

Kasper Schmeichel has only missed one league game for the Foxes this season

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - The Dane has missed just one Premier League game for Leicester in the last two seasons. It was his error that allowed Bournemouth back into the game in their last away day, though in truth he's enjoyed another solid campaign and is expected to retain his place in goal.

James Justin (RWB) - The former Luton man has been afforded a run of games in the Leicester side following a nasty injury to first-choice right-back Ricardo Pereira prior to the three-month break. The youngster has performed admirably and deserves his spot in the team.

Wes Morgan (CB) - The club captain was restored to the starting XI against Sheffield United following Çağlar Söyüncü's suspension for kicking out at Callum Wilson. The Turkey international will miss the remainder of the campaign, meaning Rodgers will be relying on the 36-year-old to guide his team to Champions League football.

Jonny Evans (CB) - One of Leicester's best performers this season. His partnership with Söyüncü has undoubtedly been one of the highlights of the Foxes' campaign, and he'll need to be at his best if Rodgers' side are to keep Harry Kane quiet.

Ryan Bennett (CB) - Another defender brought back in from the cold. The Wolves loanee had barely had a kick since his arrival in January, but the Foxes' injury crisis has seen them calling upon a number of their fringe players to drag them over the line. The 30-year-old has looked solid in his handful of appearances and is likely to yet again slot into a back three.

Luke Thomas (LWB) - With Ben Chilwell ruled out for the rest of the season through injury, Thomas was handed his Premier League debut in Leicester's win over the Blades last time out. A lot of pressure is heaped on the 19-year-old's shoulders, though his performance in the week was full of promise.

2. Midfielders

Ndidi has enjoyed another superb campaign in the Leicester midfield

Wilfred Ndidi (DM) - Ndidi has been a huge part of Leicester's progression over the last couple of years, becoming a mainstay in the midfield and offering the defensive cover to allow James Maddison and co. to express themselves. He will no doubt play a key role if Rodgers' men are to keep Spurs' flying forwards at bay.

Hamza Choudhury (DM) - Choudhury's involvement in the first-team setup at Leicester has begun to grow over recent seasons, notching an impressive 19 Premier League appearances this campaign. In a game where Leicester will no doubt be subject to numerous waves of free-flowing counter-attacks, expect Rodgers to opt for an extra holding midfielder to tighten up defensively.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - With Maddison out for the remainder of the season, extra emphasis will be placed on Tielemans' ability to carry the ball and relieve pressure. The midfielder will be key to assuring danger man Jamie Vardy doesn't become isolated.

3. Forwards

Vardy will be crucial to Leicester's push for a top-four spot

Ayoze Perez (CF) - It's been a solid if not spectacular first season at Leicester for Perez. Eight goals is a healthy return for a second striker, but his record of just one goal since February will be cause for concern. However, that goal did come last time out against Sheffield United, and the former Newcastle man could be key to Leicester taking anything away from north London.

Jamie Vardy (ST) - Vardy recently joined an elite group of players to have notched 100 Premier League goals, and with four in his last four games he shows no signs of burning out at the age of 33. His tireless running and ability to stretch defences will no doubt be central to Rodgers' plans.

Source : 90min