Demarai Gray scored the winner away to Cardiff earlier in the year and this time Leicester are clear favorites and nothing else than three points would be a failure. Two wins against Chelsea and Man City should build confidence and really make this another great possible win for Leicester.
Cardiff is a hard battling group and they fight for survival, and typically a team in the spirit of Neil Warnock. A type of a sinking ship that needs to get safe into the harbor and hopefully make the moves in January that can bring more quality in.
A possible banana skin, but they quality in Leicester’s team at the moment should not be faulted and hopefully Puel will keep the same structure, play the best team and as long as anyone are injured just put them out there.
Schmeichel is certainty, Pereira just needs more games at right back and really settling the position, and make him comfortable is a key. Chilwell, Maguire and Morgan are also players that need another game together with Pereira to make this quartet strong as concrete defensively.
Hamza Choudhury is a player that will grow on confidence from his three latest games, not really being a first choice and a player Claude Puel looks to have had a straight plan for, but his three last performances shows his quality.
Marc Albrighton is a certainty for Tcf, will always be, his passing and now also a clinical finisher from the flank, shows that the player we feel is England potential should be in the team week and week out, secures points for Leicester City.
Tcf often have opinions about players, but as long as the ideas Puel puts forward works, then we just trust his judgement. We would probably think that Puel will make changes for this game, and be a bit more offensive, he can be full of surprises.
Demarai Gray had a good game in the Carabao Cup against Man City, and could be a player that Puel would probably give more game time, but again why change this formula again, difficult decissions.
The game kicks off tomorrow at 15:00 English time, so we just have to wait for the excitement coming up. Leicester City should be ok, talking injuries, Amartey as far as we know the only absentee. Cardiff have a few sidelined, with Ward and Richards possibly missing.
Simon Hooper, is in charge
Last Meeting, 11 v. 11
Home: 21.12.12, 0-1, Defeat, Premier League
Away: 03.11.18, 2-0, Win, Premier League
Our prediction is a 2-0 win to Leicester
Predicted Leicester City line-up,
System: 4-5-1, Schmeichel – Pereira, Maguire, Morgan, Chilwell – Ndidi, Mendy, Choudhury, Albrighton, Maddison – Vardy
In the last game at King Power Stadium between the two teams, back in December 2012, six years ago, the only goal in the game was scored by Craig Bellamy. Bellamy was the only Welsh player in the Cardiff squad, the other Welsh player to be present was Andy King who played all 90 minutes for Leicester.
In Both Camps,
Sol Bamba, Lee Peltier, Greg Cunningham, Paul Ramsey, Peter Rodrigues, Robbie James are a few names to notice with a life in both camps. Bamba, Cunningham and Peltier could all be involved tomorrow. Kasper Schmeichel spent some time on loan at Cardiff, so did Danny Drinkwater.
The big duel,
Jamie Vardy v. Sol Bamba, like both players, real icons and special, we hopefully will see Vardy making a few runs that Bamba will struggle with