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Predicted Leicester XI vs. Southampton: Match Preview as Foxes enter potential day of destiny

Following Tottenham Hotspur‘s failure to beat Liverpool on Saturday, Leicester City can take one giant step towards the Premier League title with a victory over Southampton.

Spurs fell behind to Philippe Coutinho’s opener, and while Harry Kane equalised for the visiting Lilywhites, Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to find a winner, and had to settle for a respectable—but potentially damaging—point at Anfield.

The draw moves Spurs to within four points of unlikely leaders Leicester, having played a game more.

The Foxes could establish a seven-point lead over their nearest challengers should they beat Southampton on Sunday which, with only six matches left to go before the end of the campaign, would push them to within touching distance of the title.

Claudio Ranieri can call upon an almost complete roster of players for Sunday’s clash, with Matty James—who is expected to be back in action later in the month—the only absentee.

The Italian tinkerman will stick with his tried and tested 4-4-2 formation, with Kasper Schmeichel protected by a back four of Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson.

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The dynamic and dominant midfield pairing of Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante will hold the fort, with Marc Albrighton and Riyad Mahrez providing menace in wide areas.

Up top, Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki offer goals and relentless work rate, and should trouble a Southampton backline that was certainly found wanting during the first half of their last EPL showing, a 3-2 victory over Liverpool.