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With a piece of cutlery already under the belt, Leicester City start the Premier League season 2021/22 against on Saturday Wolverhampton Wanderers in the King Power Stadium.
While Brendan Rodgers is preparing for his third full season in charge of the foxes, a new name to transport wolves back to their short-lived European days.
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Leicester City’s famous collapse at the end of the season proved fatal as they attempted to return to the Champions League, as three losses from their last four Premier League games in the 2020/21 season resulted in another fifth place and one further convicted stay in the Europa League.
Chelsea’s loss to Aston Villa cannot be used as they were sunk by one Gareth Bale-Inspired by Tottenham Hotspur on the final day, Leicester managed to march to their first-ever FA Cup triumph over the Blues, who made their appearance on the season’s annual curtain – the Community Shield.
Faced with a Manchester City team far from full strength, the foxes held pep Guardiola‘s men in check for 89 minutes in front of the former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho casually transformed from the penalty spot to promote Leicester to its first Community Shield triumph in 50 years.
Winning the opener is one thing, but Leicester fans are clearly craving a return to the Champions League and, as always, a smart selection of acquisitions in Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare and Ryan Bertrand could prove invaluable in their bid for a top four spot.
Leicester’s home form in 2021 has certainly been mixed so far – six wins and five of the eleven Premier League games lost since the turn of the year – while a record of one win from the last five games on opening day isn’t exactly the cause of optimism.
London came and called after Nuno Espirito Santo after failing to replicate the form that drove the Wolverhampton Wanderers to Europe with another Portuguese in the former Benfica coach Bruno location Arrival in Molineux during a major summer of change.
Of course, in the 2020-21 campaign, the wolves cause was not aided by the gross head injury it sustained Raul Jimenez, whereby Nuno’s team won only three of the last 13 games in the top division and thus finished 13th in the table – 17 points behind Europe and 17 before relegation.
Jimenez’s return to fitness was a truly welcome sight while taking over Francisco Trinçao, Yerson Mosquera, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Jose Sa represent a letter of intent from Lage, who oversaw a mixed selection of preseason outcomes with the West Midlands.
Successes against Coventry City, Al Shabab, Real Betis and Forest Green Rovers have been dampened by losses to Crewe Alexandra, Las Palmas and Celta Vigo, though the Wolves travel to Leicester knowing they have not suffered a defeat on opening day since 2012. 13 championship season.
ON Jamie Vardy Penalty was all that separated the two teams during the Wolves’ final trip to the King Power and worrying for the guests was that they haven’t found the end of the net in five of their six Premier League games against Leicester since 2018.
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Leicester responded with the news that Wesley Fofana broke his fibula after a challenge from Villarreal Fer Nino, and the foxes are supposed to be a deal for Jannik Vestergaard to fill the void.
Daniel Amartey should, however, continue to be represented in the defense for the time being Jonny Evans and James Justin will probably only be back after the international break.
Timothy Castagne wore a mask in training after suffering facial fractures during Euro 2020 with Belgium but the right-back is unlikely to be fit yet.
The wolves’ medical staff is also currently working with the attack duo Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence is still recovering from the surgery along with another long-term victim in Jonny.
Other defensive concerns are with Willy Boly and new signing Mosquera, who suffered thigh injuries in the pre-season, so Max Kilman should deserve a start on the side Romain Saiss and Conor Coady in the back three.
Jimenez has rediscovered his scoring chances in the pre-season and is expected to be won by Trincao and. flanked Adama Traorewhose future is still in the air.
Leicester City possible starting line-up:
Flattery; Pereira, Amartey, Soyuncu, Bertrand; Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting line-up:
Sa; Coady, Kilman, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Traore, Jimenez, Trincao
Probability: Leicester City 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
With Vardy, Iheanacho and Daka all battling for spots on Rodgers’ line-up, the Foxes, who have so far opposed offers for creative hub James Maddison, await all guns on opening day.
The hosts will be confident of beating anyone after beating Man City, and while the Wolves have quite the attack quota, Lage still finds the role and Leicester should achieve a comfortable success.
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