Picking the Best Potential Leicester Lineup to Face Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday

Picking the Best Potential Leicester Lineup to Face Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday

​Leicester City will hope to put their Premier League misery behind them by beating Everton at Goodison Park in Saturday's Emirates FA Cup third round tie.


Claudio Ranieri's men are perilously close to the drop zone in England's top flight, and need a distraction to help them rediscover their best form as the second half of the season gets underway.


Here's how the Foxes may line up on Saturday.

Goalkeeper

  • Schmeichel
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​With Ron-Robert Zieler looking shaky during his spell in the side during the autumn, Kasper Schmeichel will likely retain his place between the goalposts.

Defence

  • Hernandez
    Hernandez2
  • Morgan
    Morgan5
  • Huth
    Huth6
  • Chilwell
    Chilwell3

​Talented full back Ben Chilwell may be handed another run out from the off against Everton again after he made his Premier League debut against the Toffees on Boxing Day.


The 20-year-old should slot in alongside usual centre back pair Wes Morgan and Robert Huth, while Luiz Hernandez could be preferred to Danny Simpson at right back.

Midfield

  • Gray
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  • King
    King10
  • Drinkwater
    Drinkwater4
  • Albrighton
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​Demarai Gray could be handed a start after impressing over the Christmas period - particularly with Riyad Mahrez missing due to his Algeria duties - and he is likely to be joined in the starting lineup by Marc Albrighton on the opposite flank.


In the centre of the park, Andy King come into midfield at the expense of Daniel Amartey, who is away on international duty with Ghana, alongside Danny Drinkwater, although recent January signing Wilfried Ndidi could also come into contention to make his debut.

Forwards

  • Vardy
    Vardy9
  • Musa
    Musa7

​Fresh from his three-match suspension following his red card against Stoke, Jamie Vardy is likely to be unleashed on Everton's defence for this one.


The England international may be joined in attacked by Ahmed Musa after Nigeria failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, with Islam Slimani unavailable due to his international commitments with Algeria, although Shinji Okazaki may be preferred instead.