Newcastle United play host to Leicester City this weekend in the Premier League.

It will be a difficult fixture for the Magpies, but definitely one that is winnable.

Rafa Benitez’s men are in the relegation zone at the moment. They sit 18th after two draws and three losses in their opening five Premier League games.

Searching for their first win of the season, here are the three key men for Leicester that need to be dealt with.

Kasper Schmeichel

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at King Power Stadium on September 22nd , 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester’s defence is usually solid and reliable. It changes sometimes but there is one constant.

Schmeichel has been an integral part of this Leicester side for so many years now, through highs and lows.

The Denmark international is a fine goalkeeper and he is widely regarded as one of the best in the division.

If Newcastle can get past the likes of Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans, they still face the daunting task of sticking the ball past Schmeichel.

James Maddison

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: James Maddison of Leicester City tries to pull back Adama Diakhaby of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at The King Power Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

This kid is going to develop into a special talent. At the age of 21, he is already standing out in Leicester’s midfield.

The former Coventry City and Norwich City midfielder has so much technical ability.

If Newcastle want to win, then they must ensure Maddison is kept quiet this weekend.

Jamie Vardy

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City reacts during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on September 25, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Everyone knows about the threat that Vardy possesses but he is still difficult to deal with.

The 31-year-old is quick and tenacious up front. His non-stop running is a challenge for any defender.

Newcastle must make sure that they do not play a high defensive line as Vardy loves using the space between the defenders and the goalkeeper.