Leicester predicted lineup vs PSV Eindhoven - Europa Conference League

06 April 2022 08:30

Leicester's latest obstacle en route to the Europa League Conference final in May is PSV Eindhoven.

PSV are currently engaged in a tense Eredivisie title battle with Ajax and beat FC Copenhagen in the previous round 8-4 on aggregate. The Foxes, meanwhile, have already downed Randers and Rennes to get this far.

Here is the starting XI Brendan Rodgers seems most likely to select for this one.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Justin should keep his spot | Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - Danny Ward has ceased to be a footballer at this point really. Schmeichel always starts.

James Justin (RB) -
Has not quite hit the same heights he showed in his breakout season since returning from an ACL injury.

Wesley Fofana (CB) -
His comeback from a leg break is a monumental boost for Leicester. Would have scored on Saturday if not for some heroics by David de Gea.

Jonny Evans (CB) -
Leicester have missed his composure and leadership a ludicrous amount over the past few months.

Timothy Castagne (LB) -
Luke Thomas has returned to training and should be in the matchday squad. However, it is probably too early for him to be thrown back into the lineup here.

2. Midfielders

Maddison is a game-changer | Visionhaus/GettyImages

Youri Tielemans (CM) - Leicester's player of the season last time out has little chance of retaining his award in the summer. Likely to leave in the transfer window too.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (CM) -
His emergence as a Premier League regular has been one of the bright spots of a disappointing season at the King Power Stadium.

James Maddison (AM) -
Capable of deciding a game with his dead-ball expertise and creativity.

3. Forwards

Barnes' output is done this season | Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Marc Albrighton (RW) - Managers have come and gone but Albrighton's presence as an important member of the squad has not wavered over the past few years.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) -
Scored against Man Utd at the weekend and probably should have netted a second.

Harvey Barnes (LW) -
Has managed two goals from four games in this competition this season.



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Source: 90min