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The Blue Army Selects Leicester City's Premier League XI

Over the past two weeks, Leicester City supporters have voted in their thousands to build the Club's Premier League XI!

- Leicester City supporters have chosen their favourite Premier League XI on the Club's official Twitter feed
- Kasper Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs were voted for in defence
- Riyad Mahrez, N'Golo Kanté, Wilfred Ndidi and Steve Guppy are the midfielders selected by the Club's fans
- Current No.9 Jamie Vardy and late 1990s forward Emile Heskey were chosen in the striking positions 

With each day over the past 11 days bringing a new vote in each position, the Blue Army have now selected their favourite Premier League starting line-up.

Charting the Club's 13 seasons in the Premier League, the XI is a mix of generations, although naturally there is an emphasis on City's 2015/16 title-winning squad.

Seven of the 11 players chosen by the Foxes faithful were a part of Claudio Ranieri's odds-defying side four years ago, while two players from Martin O'Neill's era also feature.

Elsewhere, right-back Ricardo Pereira and Wilfred Ndidi also star in the line-up, a nod to the exciting squad currently being harnessed by manager Brendan Rodgers in the top flight.

Each category presented difficult decisions for the Club's supporters, with icons of yesteryear going head-to-head with modern day heroes, but here is your LCFC Premier League XI...

Goalkeeper

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Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

The Danish shot-stopper was the first player to be confirmed in the side.

Kasper Schmeichel
Time at LCFC: 2011-present
Apps: 367
Honours: Championship (2014), Premier League (2016)

After joining the Club from Leeds United in 2011, Kasper Schmeichel has been City's No.1 goalkeeper throughout the entirety of his nine years at King Power Stadium, six of which were in the top flight.

The Denmark international was a valuable presence in the remarkable Premier League success of 2015/16, keeping 15 clean sheets for the Foxes, while he has also achieved 10 shutouts this term.

Vote results: Kasper Schmeichel (90 per cent), Tim Flowers and Kasey Keller (5 per cent each).

Right-back

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Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira brilliant goal settled a clash with Man City last season at King Power Stadium.

Ricardo Pereira
Time at LCFC: 2018-present
Apps: 67

Ricardo Pereira joined the Foxes from FC Porto in the summer of 2018 and has firmly established a reputation as one of the best full-backs in English football at King Power Stadium.

Assured at the back and a fearsome presence in more advanced positions, the Portugal international has played in 28 of City's 29 fixtures this season, scoring three goals.

Vote results: Ricardo Pereira (71.9 per cent), Danny Simpson (21.2 per cent), Pontus Kåmark (4.8 per cent), other (2 per cent).

First centre-back

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Wes Morgan
Wes Morgan

Morgan is City's only Premier League-winning captain.

Wes Morgan
Time at LCFC: 2012-present
Apps: 306
Honours: Championship (2014), Premier League (2016)

When Nigel Pearson secured Wes Morgan's signature in 2012, it began a journey which would see the Nottingham-born centre-back become the Club's first Premier League title-winning captain.

Morgan was ever-present during the triumphant 2015/16 season, during a run of 88 consecutive top flight appearances, as well as also starring on City's run to the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals.

Vote results: Wes Morgan (52.3 per cent), Jonny Evans (27.3 per cent), Matt Elliott (17.7 per cent), Gerry Taggart (2.7 per cent).

Second centre-back

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Robert Huth
Robert Huth

The former Chelsea man's goal at Spurs was a defining moment of City's title win.

Robert Huth
Time at LCFC: 2015-2018
Apps: 92
Honours: Premier League (2016)

German centre-back Robert Huth, initially signed on loan by Pearson, is accredited with being a massive figure for City during three of their most extraordinary achievements.

Huth helped spark the 'Great Escape' of 2014/15 before also forging a fearsome partnership with Morgan in the Premier League title win of 2016 and subsequent Champions League run.

Vote results: Robert Huth (36.8 per cent), Çağlar Söyüncü (28.3 per cent), Steve Walsh (23.5 per cent), Harry Maguire (11.4 per cent).

Left-back

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Christian Fuchs
Christian Fuchs

After winning the title and representing the Club in Europe, Fuchs is still a key man for City.

Christian Fuchs
Time at LCFC: 2015-present
Apps: 129
Honours: Premier League (2016) 

Christian Fuchs' first season in England ended in City's breath-taking 2016 Premier League title victory, a season in which the Austrian left-back made 32 appearances under Ranieri.

Fuchs made a further nine outings in the run to the Champions League Quarter-Finals in 2016/17, and remains a valuable member of Rodgers squad.

Vote results: Christian Fuchs (58 per cent), Ben Chilwell (32.8 per cent), Paul Konchesky (6.7 per cent), Mike Whitlow (2.5 per cent).

Right winger

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Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez was signed for a reportedly nominal fee in 2014, but went on to earn legendary status.

Riyad Mahrez
Time at LCFC: 2014-2018
Apps: 178
Honours: Championship (2014), Premier League (2016)

Algerian international winger Riyad Mahrez will be remembered forever as one of the most skilful and talented players to ever pull on City's famous colours, while also scoring huge goals for the Foxes.

Mahrez netted 17 strikes during the Club's 2015/16 Premier League title-winning campaign, while also being integral to Leicester's run to the Champions League Quarter-Finals in 2016/17.

Vote results: Riyad Mahrez (82 per cent), Marc Albrighton (13 per cent), Demarai Gray (3 per cent), Andy Impey (2 per cent).

First central midfielder

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N'Golo Kanté
N'Golo Kanté

The French midfielder was a star of Leicester's 2015/16 title-winning squad.

N'Golo Kanté
Time at LCFC: 2015-2016
Apps: 40
Honours: Premier League (2016)

Despite spending just one year on Filbert Way, N'Golo Kanté was the engine room in Ranieri's title-winning squad, forging a formidable partnership in midfield with Danny Drinkwater.

Kanté was an immensely popular member of the squad with his beaming smile being complemented with a frightening ability in the defensive midfield position during Leicester's greatest-ever season.

Vote results: N'Golo Kanté (75 per cent), Esteban Cambiasso (12 per cent), James Maddison (10 per cent), Neil Lennon (3 per cent).

Second central midfielder

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Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi wheels away, closely followed by his Foxes colleagues, after netting an equaliser at Chelsea.

Wilfred Ndidi
Time at LCFC: 2017-present
Apps: 130

Regularly at the top of the Premier League's tackling charts over his three years at King Power Stadium, Wilfred Ndidi's importance to Leicester's midfield cannot be overestimated. 

Now a fully established Nigeria international, despite still being just 23, Ndidi is recognised as one of the most talented central midfielders currently playing in England.

Vote results: Wilfred Ndidi (40 per cent), Muzzy Izzet (29 per cent), Danny Drinkwater (16 per cent), Andy King (15 per cent).

Left winger

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Steve Guppy
Steve Guppy

This goal at Chelsea is among Guppy's highlights as a Fox.

Steve Guppy
Time at LCFC: 1997-2001 & 2004
Apps: 189
Honours: League Cup (2000)

Having already played under O'Neill at Wycombe Wanderers, Steve Guppy quickly settled as Leicester's undisputed first-choice left-sided player from 1997 onwards.

With a pin-point accuracy to his deliveries and the ability to score remarkable goals, the one-time capped England winger also returned to the Club for half a season in 2004.

Vote results: Steve Guppy (38 per cent), Harvey Barnes (34 per cent), Jeff Schlupp (18 per cent), Julian Joachim (9 per cent).

First striker 

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Making history against Manchester United at King Power Stadium, Vardy scored in his 11th consecutive Premier League fixture.

Jamie Vardy
Time at LCFC: 2012-present
Apps: 299
Honours: Championship (2014), Premier League (2016)

City's current No.9 is top of the scoring charts in the Premier League during 2019/20 with 19 goals - just the latest reminder of his status as one of the very best strikers in the game.

Jamie Vardy netted 24 league goals - including a record-breaking 11-game consecutive scoring run - as the Club won the Premier League in 2016, before going on to score 13, 20 and 18 times in following seasons.

Vote results: Jamie Vardy (93 per cent), Leo Ulloa (3 per cent), Paul Dickov and Steve Claridge (2 per cent).

Second striker

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Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

Heskey enjoyed six successful seasons as a senior player at Leicester City.

Emile Heskey
Time at LCFC: 1987-2000
Apps: 197
Honours: League Cup (1997 and 2000)

A Leicester lad born and bred, Emile Heskey was a ball boy at Wembley as City lost out to Swindon Town in the 1993 First Division Play-Offs before going to achieve excellent success at the Club.

After helping City win promotion in 1996, Heskey scored the equalising goal in the 1997 League Cup Final, to set up a replay, while also netting 33 Premier League goals over four seasons in the top flight.

Vote results: Emile Heskey (59 per cent), Shinji Okazaki (31 per cent), Tony Cottee (7 per cent), Ian Marshall (3 per cent).

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