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PL PREVIEW: Leicester City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion – Prediction, Team News, Lineups


Aiming to end a miserable run of four successive Premier League defeats, Leicester City host high-flying Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers’s side were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Nottingham Forest last weekend, while the Seagulls swooped and destroyed Liverpool 3-0 on the South Coast.


One minor positive for Rodgers is that he did not witness any more players enter the treatment room at the City Ground, where a total of eight players missed out, including long-term absentees Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand, James Justin, Jonny Evans and Boubakary Soumare.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and James Maddison should both have good chances of returning in a major boost for Rodgers, although Ayoze Perez is still touch and go.

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The Spaniard could therefore be in with a chance of displacing Marc Albrighton on the right, while another toothless attacking performance from Jamie Vardy will benefit Patson Daka or Kelechi Iheanacho’s chances of a recall to the first XI.

As for Brighton, Trossard has played his final game for the club after completing his move to Arsenal on Friday, while Levi Colwill is understood to be facing several weeks out with a quadriceps injury.

Polish midfielder Jakub Moder will take several more weeks out as he recovers from a knee injury, and thoughts are with former Brighton man Enock Mwepu, who retired in October following the discovery of a hereditary cardiac condition and was recently hospitalised in his native Zambia.

De Zerbi will certainly keep changes to a minimum, but Adam Webster is in line to deputise for the stricken Colwill, but Welbeck has done all that he can to displace 18-year-old Evan Ferguson at the tip of the attack.

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas; Ndidi, Mendy; Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans, Barnes; Daka

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Gross, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan; Caicedo, Mac Allister; March, Lallana, Mitoma; Welbeck


We say: Leicester City 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

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