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Premier League: Leicester City vs Brentford | 7 August, 9 PM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

LEICESTER CITY:  

G | Danny Ward 

CB | Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana 

L FB | Timothy Castagne 

R FB | James Justin 

C MF | Wilfred Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall 

D MF | Youri Tielemans 

L MF | Harvey Barnes 

AM | James Maddison 

CF | Jamie Vardy 

 

BRENTFORD: 

G | David Raya 

CB | Pontus Jansson, Ben Mee 

L FB | Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey 

R FB | Bryan Mbeumo 

C MF | Mathias Jensen,  

D MF | Vitaly Janelt, Christian Nørgaard 

L MF | Keane Lewis-Potter  

CF | Ivan Toney 

 

 

This is it, folks! For the second day of the EPL’s new season, it seems it’s a bully versus the bullied for this Leicester City versus Brentford fixture. After defeating Brentford in all four of their previous matchups, Brentford is ready to face them once again for Sunday’s visit. 9 PM (PST) at the King Power Stadium at Leicester City, here’s what we’ve gathered of the Premier League action that’s about to unfold. 

Starting with our home team, Leicester City a.k.a. The Foxes, they evidently have a previous head-to-head advantage. As aforementioned, they’ve beaten Brentford four times; two of which were in the EPL and two in the English FA Cup. In terms of preseason training, their last five club-friendly matches consisted of four wins and a draw against Sevilla, Preston North End, Derby County, Hull City, and Oud Heverlee Leuven, respectively. However, as swimmingly as training went, Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira sustained injuries in their game against Sevilla. Manager Brendan Rogers notes that while Barnes’ knee strain isn’t likely to be severe, Pereira admittedly does not look all too good. For the upcoming game, we’ll be seeing familiar faces all around as the Foxes have been missing out on transfer market action, and Kasper Schmeichel, the team’s long-serving goalkeeper, has bid them farewell just as the season was about to start.   

 

As for the humble visitors, Brentford has offered a pleasant surprise to the league as they finished 13th for the ‘21-’22’s season. Compared to Leicester finishing 8th, this might seem underwhelming, but for a team like Brentford, this was an overachievement no one expected. At present, they’ve been exceedingly active in the transfer market, with some even saying they’ve taken the players the Foxes would usually go for. They’ve obtained Keane Lewis-Potter, Aaron Hickey, and Thomas Strakosha while holding on to players Ivan Toney and Christian Norgaard. With their lineup right now, they could reproduce and maybe even improve last season’s bearings. 

 

Alas, while a good streak is not something to rely on especially this early in the season, and with Leicester finishing last season being inconsistent, Brentford proves to have a chance with their new recruits. Nevertheless, while we’ve mentioned that Brentford does have the capacity to better last season’s results, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll win against Leicester City or not at this point at least. The Foxes have the players to send Brentford tumbling once again, regardless of Brentford’s newcomers.  

 

9 PM Philippine Standard Time, 7 August 2022.  King Power Stadium, LEI. 

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