To win at home to Huddersfield is a must, and anyhting else will be a result not acceptable, but we all believe that Claude Puel will manage to bring home the three points and put Leicester City back on track.
The game away to Bournemouth was a huge disappointment, despite more ball possession and a number of lost chances before Cherries started their bombardment of the City defense. The team selection away was “too optimistic” would have started Albrighton instead of Ghezzal any day of the week, despite the Algerians good form in the games earlier on.
Leicester will be without Wes Morgan who will have to serve his suspension other than that players are reported to be fit for fight, if you count out Matty James.
Huddersfield Town is what they are, a team of spirit, a charismatic manager in Wagner and a few key players that alone can upset the opponent. The key this Saturday is to get straight out of the starting blocks and get a fast goal. If that happens Tcf feels certain that Leicester will be able to win this game.
It’s not been the best of starts for The Terriers and a bit of a banana skin with no wins so far and in the relegation zone at the moment. They have played both Manchester City and Chelsea, lost both games, a couple of draws and a loss also to Palace at home.
Looking at their stats at home to Palace, showing 60% possession and in Wagner style trying to outplay the opponent, but a goal from Zaha (who can upset anyone almost alone), made it a donut day for Huddersfield.
Key players to watch out for are Australian international Aaron Mooy and Benin international forward Steve Mounie. Former fox Ben Hamer is most certainly in the squad, but probably not chosen for this game with Danish international and understudy to Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lössl the preferred choice.
David Coote, will be in charge at King Power
Home: 01.01.18, 3-0, Premier League
Away: 16.09.17, 1-1, Premier League
Our prediction is a 3-1 win
Predicted Leicester City line-up,
System: 4-4-1-1, Schmeichel – Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell – Ndidi, Mendy, Albrighton, Gray – Maddison – Vardy
Huddersfield Town didn’t field any British players from start in their previous game v. Crystal Palace, but had three Danish players in their line-up.
In Both Camps,
Frank Worthington is the player that singles out as the big star with a life in both camps. Ben Hamer of course is the most current example, plus Ben Chilwell and Danny Ward who both had good loan spells with Huddersfield Town.
Other players to remember are Ian Banks, Paul Reid and Damien Delaney, and not to forget Alex Bruce either, who played on loan at both King Power and John Smith.
The big duel,
Mooy v. Mendy, a real midfield battle, because one of the two will be trying to keep their team in possession and that will be a battle for Mendy to win, not easy at all as Mooy is one very good player in his position.