Leicester duo Harvey Barnes and Brendan Rodgers have talked up Wolves ahead of facing them tomorrow.

The opening weekend of the 2021/22 season of course also marks Bruno Lage’s first competitive game in charge.

Both Barnes and Rodgers are expecting a tight game at the King Power Stadium.

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Barnes told the Foxes’ website: “Wolves are never easy opponents and as you’ve seen over the last few seasons, games between us are usually quite tight.

“They obviously have a new manager now so there will be an element of the unexpected with them. But we’re feeling confident ourselves and really looking forward to it.”

And Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference: “Bruno [Lage] has done really good things at Benfica, where he normally played 4-4-1-1. He played that in his first few games in pre-season.

 

“But they’ve gone back a lot more to 3-4-3. All our games against Wolves have been very tough since I’ve come in – very tight. I would expect this one to be tight as well.”

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Three of the past four meetings between the sides have ended 0-0 and it could be another tight contest tomorrow.

As Rodgers touched on, Lage has decision to make over which system to go with.

The Foxes are capable of switching between a three-man and four-man defence themselves, and like Wolves, they have central defensive injuries in the shape of Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana.

Barnes is one of a host of dangerous forwards Wolves have to stop in what will be an intriguing game.

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