The Premier League Champions Leicester City will kick start their new EPL season today against the newly promoted Hull City. The match will be played at KCOM stadium and is scheduled on 12:30 BST local time (17:00 IST).
Leicester City shocked the whole world by winning the Premier league last season but this season won’t be easy for them with the tight schedule and much strengthened opponents. They haven’t been able to reflect the same form of last season so far in the pre-season matches but this will be the match were Leicester will have to come back in their strides.
Hull City vs Leicester City Team News
Leicester City FC Squad : Kasper Shmeichel, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Ritchie De Laet, Danny Drinkwater, Matty James, Jamie Vardy, Andy King, Marc Albrighton, Ben Hamer, Daniel Amartey, Jeff Schlupp, Danny Simpson, Liam Moore, Shinji Okazaki, Demarai Gray, Leonardo Ulloa, Riyad Mahrez, Marcin Wasilewski, Christian Fuchs, Gokhan Inler, Ron-Robert Zieler, Luis Hernandez, Nempalys Mendy and Ahmed Musa.
Manager – Claudio Ranieri.
Leicester has done good transfer business this season as they have hold on to two of their best players last season, Mahrez and Vardy. They have also signed a promising player in the name of Ahmed Musa who impressed everyone in the match against Barcelona. They will be looking to bring things back like they were last season.
Hull City Squad : Eldin Jakupovic, Dušan Kuciak, Allan McGregor, Rory Watson, Ahmed Al-Muhammadi, Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies, Michael Dawson, Isaac Hayden, Harry Maguire, Andrew Robertson, Ryan Taylor, Josh Tymon, Sone Aluko, Sam Clucas, Momo Diamé, Tom Huddlestone, Brian Lenihan, Jake Livermore, Shaun Maloney, David Meyler, Moses Odubajo, Nick Powell, Robert Snodgrass,Chuba Akpom, Adama Diomandé and Abel Hernández.
Manager – Mike Phelan.
Hull City are not having their best time since qualifying for premier league last season. Their long time manager Steve Bruce has left them and they arrive in the English top flight without even having the full squad which will surely haunt them.
Prediction – Leicester City 2 : 0 Hull City.
This will be a walk in the park for the defending champions and they will be surely considering themselves lucky as they face a less fancied Hull City on their opening day. Hull has struggled since earning the qualification for Premier League and they still haven’t announced their manager.
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