Description: LEI Vs BUR Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Tricky challenge awaits Leicester City when they take on a relatively fresh Burnley outfit.
Although Burnley stepped out earlier in the week to ply their skill set in the Carabao Cup, the club is clearly more refreshed as compared to Leicester City. Playing a majorly second string side for their Carabao Cup clash, Burnley will come hot out of the blocks today when they step out for their first encounter of the new season of the showpiece league.
It’s a match where Burnley will be looking to show why they have been held in such high regard across a bevy of seasons now. From sitting precariously close to the relegation zone in the first half of the bygone season to marauding their way to a respectable finish, Burnley’s renaissance was a testament to their fight and character.
One of the grittiest and pluckiest sides in the competition, Burnley’s defensive setup is one which has struck fear in the best of attacks in the league. This is a backline so well disciplined and sound that it can clobber and placate any attack without any qualms.
And this defensive resolve, will and might will be needed in abundance when they go visiting Leicester City today. Defeating West Brom by three goals in their season opener, Leicester City provided glimpses of the same attacking impetuous which saw them end as high as fifth last edition.
However, Burnley’s defence is a whole new proposition. It’s a backline which will give the home side cold feet today, a nut which Leicester City will fail to crack to see this one curtail in a draw.
Probable Playing 11
- Ricardo and Filip will both continue to nurse previously sustained injuries, ones which rule the duo out of the fixture.
- Ashley, Johann, Ben and Cork are all going to unavailable for Burnley pertaining to their injuries.
Schmeichel, Castagne, Morgan, Soyuncu, Justin, Ayoze, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Brady, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Leicester City Vs Burnley
Date And Time: 20th September, Sunday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Vardy: Two Goals
- Wood: 14 Goals
West Brom Vs Leicester City: 0-3
LEI Vs BUR Picks
After just missing out on the Golden Glove by one cleansheet last season, Nick Pope saw a string of suitors clamour for his services. However, Burnley managed to hold onto their prized asset, a move which gives them the aura of one of the finest defences in the league.
Despite losing out on Mee late last season due to an injury, Burnley saw their defence remain stringent and stern as ever. It was largely down to CB James Tarkowski who took the brunt of compensating for Mee’s departure with his tenacious and well versed defending.
We are going to be pairing him up with Kevin Long with Burnley set to be efficient and compact as ever defensively. Elsewhere, Leicester City’s cleansheet the last time around sees us reign in a triad of defensive picks from the club.
That cleansheet wasn’t the only reasoning behind this trivalent though. New signing Timothy Castagne popped up with a goal while counterpart James Justin contributed an assist, attacking contributions which make the fullback pairing a must pick.
CB Caglar Soyuncu was at the heart of his side’s defence against West Brom to see him complete the docket of picks from the side.
Burnley’s Ashley Westwood was in stupendous touch across the course of the last season. The midfielder added the much needed shot in the arm to the side’s attacking plays owing to his ability to traverse past tight spaces.
Assisting him is Dwight McNeil with the two set to make life cumbersome for Leicester City as they move in tandem to layup the ball for each other. Leicester City on the other hand see us opt for Dennis Praet courtesy of his assist in the side’s season opener.
Scoring two penalties against West Brom, Leicester City’s striker, Jamie Vardy was quick to get off the mark for the club. Burnley’s leading striker from last season with 14 goals, Chris Wood will represent the club as we keep things finely poised in this ambit.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His assist and cleansheet from match one sees James captain our side while Tarkowski is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Pope, James, Castagne, Caglar, Long, James, Dennis, Dwight, Ashley, Vardy, Wood
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