***In this previous Leicester City vs. Newcastle United you will know important details of the duel for Boxing Day. In addition, other relevant data from both teams
One of the most competitive leagues in the world returns: the Premier League. After the World Cup break, the English league gives us the popular Boxing Day.
Leicester City will host Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium. The commitment is valid for matchday 17 and will be at 12:00 pm (Chilean time).
The foxes will look to keep moving away from the red zone. For their part, the magpies want to consolidate themselves at the top of the table.
The locals are in 13th position with 17 points, four behind the relegation zone. The start of the campaign was difficult, but they took the course before the Qatar 2022 break. They have 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses.
While Newcastle is unstoppable and has been the revelation team in the first part of the season. Surprisingly they are in third position with 30 points, product of 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss.
An important fact is that in the last 16 games between the two they only tied once. The rest were 10 wins for Leicester and 5 for Newcastle.
Previous Leicester City vs. Newcastle United: How do the teams arrive?
The foxes accumulate 5 games without losing, with 4 wins and a draw. In the last game before the World Cup break they won 2-0 as visitors against West Ham. maddison and barnes they scored on that occasion.
They played a friendly before the start of the second part of the season against French Troyes, they drew 0-0. And they beat MK Dons 3-0 for the League Cup.
While the magpies also come in a streak. They haven’t lost in the Premier since matchday 5. On matchday 16 they beat Chelsea 1-0 at home. Willock converted the goal.
After that game they played two friendlies and also won, 5-0 against Al Hilal and 2-1 against Rayo Vallecano. In the week they beat Bournemouth by the minimum for the League Cup. And they entered their name in the next round.
Previous: possible casualties and absences
They have an infirmary on both teams. There are 8 injured, 4 per side, plus 2 doubts at Leicester.
in the foxes, James Justin and Ricardo Pereira They are injured in the Achilles tendon, they are waiting for them in January and February 2023.
Johnny Evans He will also be out due to a muscle injury, he will return early next year. Besides, Ryan Bertrand he won’t be available either due to a lengthy knee injury. He has been inactive for almost a year.
While Caglar Söyüncü is doubtful due to a hamstring injury and James Madison from a blow to the knee. The coaching staff waits for them until the last moment to see if they enter the call.
On the Newcastle side, alexander isak He will be out due to a calf injury, they expect him to return in January. Paul Dummett He also has a calf problem.
Elliott Anderson He will be out with a muscle injury. emil kraft He will not be leaving either due to a ligament injury, they expect him to return in May 2023.
Leicester City vs. Newcastle: Which players could stand out?
The player to stand out in the foxes could be James Madison, if it is from the game. He has been the engine of the team in the offensive zone. Accumulate 7 goals and 4 assists in 1100 minutes played.
youri tielemans It would be another player who could make a difference. The Belgian has played 15 Premier League games with 3 goals and one assist.
It is a fundamental part of the core area, it is in charge of distributing balls and supporting defense. He has 18 chances created, 50% in tackles, 10 clearances and 12 steals. He comes from scoring for the League Cup.
The player to put the magnifying glass on is Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan has had a mid-season in style. He accumulates 8 goals with an assist in 15 games played.
In addition, 85% accuracy in his passes, 12 goal opportunities. Also, he supports defense with 5 clearances, 2 headed clearances and 2 interceptions.
Possible Leicester City lineup
Brendan Rodgers will probably go with a 4-3-3 but over the course of the game he may have some variation. The eleven would be the following:
- Danny Ward under the three sticks.
- Line of 4 in the background with Luke Thomas on the left wing, Daniel Amartey, Wout Faes as central and Timothy Castagne as a right back.
- Boubakary Soumaré, Youri Tielemans and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in midfield.
- Harvey Barnes as winger to the left, Dennis Praet far right and Patson Daka like 9.
Possible Newcastle United line-up
The DT of the magpies will most likely also come out with a 4-3-3. It was the formation that used the most before the World Cup break and in the last friendlies.
- Nick Pope as goalkeeper.
- Kieran Trippier like the right side Fabian Schär, Sven Botman the center pair and Daniel Burn on the left wing.
- Bruno Guimaraes, Joseph Willock and Sean Longstaff like midfielders.
- Miguel Almiron as winger to the right, joelinton on the left and as a tip callum wilson.
Where to watch Leicester City vs. newcastle
The game between the foxes and the magpies will be valid for matchday 17. It will be broadcast by Star+ and ESPN. The duel is scheduled for 12 pm (Chile time).