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5th Dec, 2016 | 1:00pm

Leicester best possible 4-4-2 v Porto: Winger axed, striker starts

By Emma Sanders

Leicester have already secured qualification to the knock-out stages of the Champions League so should rest Riyad Mahrez for the trip to Porto on Wednesday evening.

The winger should be left out of the starting XI to make way for Ahmed Musa so last season’s Player of the Year can be rested for the crucial Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy should retain his place in attack though because the striker is in need of goals.

Leicester have done well in the Champions League this season and it’s a perfect opportunity for the striker to play without pressure.

Shinji Okazaki also deserves to start ahead of Islam Slimani after scoring two goals in his last three appearances, including during the 2-1 defeat against Sunderland on Saturday.

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Marc Albrighton should retain his place on the left, while Andy King and Daniel Amartey line-up in the centre of midfield.

Robert Huth and Wes Morgan cannot afford to be left out of the side, but Luis Hernandez should be given an opportunity at right-back in place of Danny Simpson.

Christian Fuchs should also start at left-back, making his 21st appearance of the season, while Ron-Robert Zieler retains his place in goal because the injured Casper Schmeical is still unavailable.

In other Leicester news, Mahrez mocked Tottenham for this.