Combined XI's: Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion

Leicester City

We pick the best combined XI from Leicester City's and West Bromwich Albion's squads ahead of the weekend's match between the two sides.

Leicester City take on West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in what looks a big fixture for both sides.

The two teams are currently out of the drop zone, but they will realise that a poor run of form could see them fall into the bottom three.

This is a game which both the sides will see as a presentable opportunity to gain three points to help them climb up the league and it should make a competitive encounter at the King Power Stadium.

In this article we take a look at the best combined XI which can be made from the two team's squads. Our pick is highlighted in bold:

Kasper Schmeichel vs Ben Foster

The two goalkeepers are key players for both their sides, but Foster has the edge in this contest due to his greater experience at the top level. Schmeichel is a fantastic shot-stopper, but he still can be prone to errors and Foster is the more secure option.

Ritchie De Laet vs Andre Wisdom

The Leicester City right-back has struggled somewhat to adapt to the demands of top level football since promotion last season. Wisdom, however, has stood out in the Baggies team after joining on loan from Liverpool. The youngster has great pace and power and can be a threat in both boxes. 

Wes Morgan vs Craig Dawson

Dawson looks to be a defender with great potential, but Morgan is arguably Leicester's most important player. The imposing centre-back is the rock at the heart of the Foxes defence, and his physicality makes him a tough opponent for any striker to come up against.

Liam Moore vs Joleon Lescott

Moore has impressed all viewers at the King Power Stadium this season and looks set to become an England international in the future. Still only 21-years-old, Moore has plenty of time to develop, but Lescott has already had a brilliant career and he is currently the better choice. 

Paul Konchesky vs Sebastian Pocognoli

The Belgian looks to be have been one of the Baggies better summer buys. A robust tackler, he has not struggled to adapt in England and he has been more impressive than an ageing Konchesky so far this season. 

Riyad Mahrez vs Chris Brunt

The Algerian winger has been Leicester's biggest attacking threat so far this season. He is a box of tricks and his direct running means he can cause problems for any defence. Brunt is a solid player, but Mahrez's match-winning qualities mean he edges this battle. 

Esteban Cambiasso vs Craig Gardner

Gardner was brought in this summer by the Baggies and has done a credible job, but he cannot match Cambiasso. The former Inter Milan central-midfielder has rolled back the years since joining Leicester in the previous transfer window and he will play a key part in the Foxes' survival battle this season.

Danny Drinkwater vs Stephane Sessegnon 

Sessegnon can be inconsistent, but his talent is unquestionable and he can be a match-winner when he finds the top of his game. Drinkwater is more likely to perform to a 6/10 standard every week, but for entertainment value there can be only one choice here.

Anthony Knockaert vs James Morrison

The French winger has not played as much as he would have been hoping for since promotion, but he remains one of the Foxes star players. Knockaert only has three appearances to his name this campaign, but he has shown his quality at lower-levels and he should come into Nigel Pearson's team sooner rather than later. 

Jamie Vardy vs Victor Anichebe

Vardy's rise to the top has been one of the most dramatic in modern day football history and he continues to impress at the top level. A tireless worker and a real goal-threat, Vardy is much more of a test to defences than Anichebe, who is fairly one-dimensional. 

Leandro Ulloa vs Saido Berahino

Ulloa has adapted to Premier League football well since signing from Brighton in the summer, but Berahino looks one of the finest strikers in the division. Quick, pacey and direct, the England youth-international already has eight goals for the season and this total is likely to increase if he keeps his form up.

Nigel Pearson vs Alan Irvine

Two managers who are new to taking charge of Premier League football teams, Pearson takes this battle due to his greater credentials. The Leicester boss has proven he is capable of making teams organised and successful, whilst Irvine remains a surprise pick at the Hawthorns, even if he has made a fairly encouraging start.

Overall: Leicester City 6 v 6 West Bromwich Albion

There really isn't too much to chose between these two teams, with the Baggies looking stronger in defence, but Leicester having slightly more threats going forward. It should be a very close match at the King Power Stadium on Saturday and predicting who will win is a tough task. 

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