Jamie Vardy was on the verge of joining Sheffield Wednesday from Leicester

By Emma Sanders

Claudio Ranieri should change the formation and bring in Andy King to the Leicester team for their Champions League fixture against Club Brugge on Tuesday.

Shinji Okazaki should be the player to be dropped as Ranieri should make a big formation change to pep up a side that have struggled in domestic competition.

Leicester have performed well in Europe and, as long as they don’t suffer a defeat, they will make it through to the next round of the competition.

Club Brugge have struggled in Europe this season and if they lose to Leicester it will become a club record of five straight European defeats for the Belgian outfit.

Leicester should use the game to test out other options in order to get the best out of Jamie Vardy and take some pressure off the striker who has not scored in 13 games for the club despite his superb form last season.

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Summer signing Islam Slimani is injured but Leicester could use the opportunity to try out a new formation, which would involve Andy King playing as a central attacking midfielder in place of Okazaki.

The 30-year-old has started Leicester’s last six games, but the club desperately need Vardy to re-find his form and could use this as an opportunity to test out a new system, where he might be provided more service, in what should be an easier fixture for Leicester.

King would line up in midfield alongside Danny Drinkwater and Daniel Amartey in a more attacking role, while Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton continue to provide a threat out wide.

Ron-Robert Zieler is the obvious choice in goal given Kasper Schmeichel’s long-term absence through injury and he should sit behind regular centre-backs Robert Huth and Wes Morgan.

Christian Fuchs and Danny Simpson would also be the strongest candidates to start in the full-back positions.

In other Champions League news, this Barcelona ace is set to make a return against Celtic in their crucial European fixture.