The champions will get the honour of opening the 2016-17 BPL season and will be looking to get a head start as they travel to the KC Stadium on Saturday.
Leicester will be without important defender Robert Huth, as he’s still banned following his clash with Marouane Fellaini last season.
Other than that, Claudio Ranieri, who just renewed his contract until 2020, has a full squad to choose from. Richie de Laet and Gokhan Inler won’t be included as they are told they can find new clubs.
Leicester lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea and seven more players left the club in this transfer window: Jacob Blyth, Joseph Dodoo, Paul Konchesky, Johnny Maddison, Mark Schwarzer and Ryan Watson.
Leicester signed five players so far, and the best signing is forward Ahmed Musa who came from CSKA Moscow for £15m, and now Jamie Vardy will no longer be alone up front as Musa offers real presence in the final third.
Ron-Robert Zieler, Luis Hernandez, Nampalys Mendy and Bartosz Kapustka also joined the Foxes.
And here is the provisional squad of Leicester: Schmeichel, Zieler, Simpson, Morgan, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Fuchs, Chilwell, Amartey, Schlupp, Mendy, Drinkwater, James, King, Kapustka, Mahrez, Albrighton, Gray, Musa, Okazaki, Vardy, Ulloa.
They are expected to line up in a 4-4-2 formation with Vardy and Musa up front, and new signing Luis Hernandez in the heart of defence.
Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel – Simpson, Morgan, L.Hernandez, Fuchs – Mahrez, King, Drinkwater, Gray – Vardy, Musa. Manager Claudio Ranieri.
Hull have been shocked by the sudden resignation of manager Steve Bruce 21 days before the start of the season, and at the time Bruce only had 13 fit players available. Allan McGregor (back), Alex Bruce (Achilles), Moses Odubajo (knee) and Michael Dawson (knee) are all sidelined while Harry Maguire is still a couple of weeks away from full fitness. Manager Mike Phelan will have a hard time choosing a squad.
Provisional squad of Hull City only includes 15 names, which means they won’t have a proper bench in the season opener: Jakupovic, Kuciak, Davies, Robertson, Livermore, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Clucas, Livermore, Luer, Maloney, Hernandez, Diomande.
Hull are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation which will most likely often look like 4-5-1 with Diomande and Snodgrass falling back to midfield.
Hull City (4-3-3): Jakupovic – Elmohamady, Livermore, Davies, Robertson – Meyler, Huddlestone, Clucas – Snodgrass, A.Hernandez, Diomande. Manager Mike Phelan.
Leicester haven’t conceded a goal in any of their last three visits to Hull, and, knowing that Ranieri and Leicester won the title because of their rock-solid defence, the Foxes will be close to keeping a clean sheet in Hull again.
If you’re a betting man, it would make sense to back Leicester. Their defence will most likely hold, they got Mahrez, Musa and Vardy up front, and their game plan is superior to whatever Hull intend to do. In fact, Hull don’t intend to do much, they just hope that whatever they’re capable of doing is enough to get a point or all three here.
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