Claude Puel will be without the suspended Wilfred Ndidi for the home clash against Newcastle United, while Matty James has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an Achilles injury. So Adrien Silva is likely to join Vicente Iborra in central midfield in the usual 4-4-1-1 formation. Kelechi Iheanacho, Fousseni Diabate and Demarai Gray provide alternatives to Shinji Okazaki in the support striker role, with the Japanese international’s starting spot potentially under threat after being replaced before the hour-mark last weekend. Other changes appear unlikely following the 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in what has been a pretty settled starting XI in recent months. Daniel Amartey remains sidelined, although he is due to return to training next week.
Simpson – Morgan – Maguire – Chilwell
Mahrez– Iborra – Silva – Albrighton