STARTING XIs: Buendia is back for Canaries but Vardy missing for Leicester

PUBLISHED: 19:18 28 February 2020 | UPDATED: 19:57 28 February 2020

Emi Buendia starts against Leicester for Norwich this evening Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Emi Buendia starts against Leicester for Norwich this evening Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Emi Buendia’s three-game absence from Norwich City’s starting line-up comes to an end this evening against high-flying Leicester.

The Argentine ace missed last month's 2-1 loss at Tottenham with a thigh injury and has only been used as a substitute in the three games which have followed.

Head coach Daniel Farke's comments about the seven-assist playmaker have caused controversy among some fans, with claims he has been too harsh on City's main creative talent, but the 23-year-old starts.

He replaces Lukas Rupp as the only change for Norwich, with Ralf Fahrmann missing out as back-up keeper and Michael McGovern coming in.

MORE: Maddison rise shows why Farke is so hard on his City youngsters

Leicester make three changes and are without 17-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy, who misses out completely with a calf injury.

England U21 duo Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury comes in alongside striker Ayoze Perez, with Vardy, veteran defender Christian Fuchs and midfielder Youri Tielemans missing out, in a return to the usual 4-1-4-1 formation.

NORWICH (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Hanley (C), Lewis; Tettey, McLean; Buendia, Duda, Cantwell; Pukki. Subs: McGovern (GK), Trybull, Vrancic, Stiepermann, Rupp, Drmic, Idah

LEICESTER (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Choudhury; Iheanacho, Praet, Maddison, Barnes; Perez. Subs: Ward (GK), Justin, Morgan, Gray, Tielemans, Albrighton, Ndidi.

REFEREE: Craig Pawson (South Yorks)

VAR: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

- Click here to follow all the analysis and reaction from Carrow Road in our Matchday Live blog

- And don't forget to download the Pink Un app for exclusive insight and analysis as our correspondents follow the Canaries around the country

Related articles

Most Read

Norwich City Video

Norwich City Audio

Norwich City Stats

The Pink Un magazine

cover
A must-read for any Norwich City fan with in-depth, straight-talking, analysis from the best writers around.
Purchase

Most Read

Latest from the Pink Un - Norwich City Football Club News