With the addition of Slimani...

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  1. THE FOXES 1884

    THE FOXES 1884 Well-Known Member

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    ... how do you think we will look this season ?

    Slimani, l assume, will be up top along side Vardy. Armatey is looking like he´s going to be cementing a place in the midfield. Schmeichel´s the No. 1 GK & our defence, l hope, will be left as it was last season, Hernandez is abit iffy.
    I really don´t know what our best midfeld is tbh. As l said Amatey looks good, Drinkwater & Mahrez (keep him away from the pen spot) we all know about, but who would you have in there aswell, Albrighton ? A few are saying he´ll be more or less a squad player so may be Musa ?

    Who would be your 11.

    The bench I think may look abit like this. (minus the missing midfielder)

    Zieler
    Hernandez
    King
    Gray
    Musa
    Albrighton
    Kapustka
    Okazaki

    Would you agree that would be our very best squad week in week out if all stayed fit ?
     
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  2. Proud Fox

    Proud Fox Well-Known Member

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    We have a lot of depth in attacking positions now.

    Vardy, Okazaki, Musa, Ulloa and Slimani competiting for the striker positions

    Mahrez, Albrighton, Gray, Schlupp and Kaputska competiting for the wide position

    Only positions that lack abit of depth is right back as Simpson is the only recognised right back in the squad and centre midfield with Inler and Kante going and only Mendy coming in leaving us with just Drinkwater, King, Amartey and Mendy plus Matty James if we can get him fit and he is still the same player he was before the injury
     
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  3. LeicesterWizard

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    Schmeichel
    Simpson - Huth - Morgan - Fuchs
    Amartey
    Mahrez - Drinkwater - Albrighton
    Slimani
    Vardy

    This for me... if we are looking for a goal, i'd swap to this...

    Schmeichel
    Simpson - Huth - Morgan - Fuchs
    Drinkwater
    Gray - Mahrez - Musa
    Vardy - Slimani
    Certainly an exciting squad, bit short at CB, RB and CM, but can't get much better in regards to wingers and strikers.
     
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  4. The_Mountain_Fox

    The_Mountain_Fox Well-Known Member

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    Crazy to drop Okazaki, we seem so much better with him in the team, play 3 up top for all I care!
     
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  5. Fantastisch Herr Fuchs

    Fantastisch Herr Fuchs Well-Known Member

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    I do like Okazaki, but one of his issues is that he can often play an hour at best. He might therefore be best utilised as an impact sub- I fully expect to see Slimani and Vardy playing together up top, and playing 3 up top to incorporate Vardy, Okazaki, and Slimani means two would be out wide. I expect Okazaki could attack to that but we know that Vardy is wasted out wide, and Slimani would be the obvious choice to play in the middle due to his height and strength. Haven't even begun to consider Musa, who would play well as a wide forward, but, like Okazaki, is useful as an impact sub right now. Ranieri is certainly going to have a headache in attacking positions.
     
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  6. AstroFox

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    But what a rather nice problem to have! I think I'd continue to start Okazaki at least for a few games as he really helps to knacker the opposition defence. At this stage we don't know how fit Slimani is so use him as the impact sub for now?
     
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  7. BigFox

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    He is match fit but I'd still keep him as a sub and ease him into the team - all the paperwork and physical was done in Italy and I don't think he's ever even visited England before.
     
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  8. leicester_ed

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    Okasaki and Vardy are, currently, unstoppable. Slimani's time will come
     
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  9. Jack Lesterfan

    Jack Lesterfan Well-Known Member

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    Loving the dilemma with all of our attacking options...

    Gone are the days of wondering how we would fit Matty Fryatt, Iain Hume and Barry Hayles in the same starting lineup <whistle>
     
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    Easy. We all want a team of Barry Hayles
     
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  11. Proud Fox

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    Cant leave out Steve Howard. We are a much better side with the big man in.

    Zsolt Laczko is 10 times the player Riyad Mahrez is
     
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  12. Jack Lesterfan

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    Yes, true! Admittedly the Howard/Fryatt combo served us well at one point in time...

    But, give me Slimani/Vardy any day! <yikes>
     
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  13. Diego

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    I have Musa in my FF team, do I now swap him for Slimani?
     
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  14. BigFox

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    Out of the two of them I would have Slimani - Musa most likely will be playing as a winger now.
     
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  15. Jack Lesterfan

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    Well that was an silly decision <yikes>

    Neither, you need players who are guaranteed to play 90 minutes every week, and you can't say that about either of them at the moment.
     
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  16. LeicesterWizard

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    Also think Okazaki will start the next few. Feel that Slimani will be in the Ulloa role until hes settled.

    Slimani will replace Okazaki and Musa will replace Albrighton, at least until they have proven that starting them is better for the team.
     
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  17. FosseFilberto

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    ... very much my thoughts <ok>
     
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  18. Proud Fox

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    i will be shocked if Okazaki doesnt start against Liverpool after Ranieri said he had one of the best games of his career against Swansea

    Its Okazaki's shirt to lose and Musa/Slimani's to take
     
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