4-4-1-1: Vardy, Mahrez & Schlupp STARTS – Leicester City STARTING XI vs Man Utd

Claudio Ranieri has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the huge home encounter with Man United.

Jamie Vardy has been declared as fully fit as he attempts to set a new Premier League record by scoring in 11 consecutive matches.

The one conundrum facing Ranieri will be whether to play Leonardo Ulloa alongside the England international in a 4-4-2 formation, as he did at Newcastle, or revert back to the 4-4-1-1 system and play Riyad Mahrez “in the hole” behind Vardy.

Given the opposition, the Italian may opt for the latter, with Jeffrey Schlupp earning a potential recall on the left-side of a four-man midfield.

Ranieri could also elect to start Shinji Okazaki in the number ten role, with Mahrez starting out wide. N’Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Marc Albrighton look certain to keep their starting berths elsewhere in midfield.

The back four of Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs has been settled over recent weeks and would likely to remain unchanged.

Matty James remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

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