Following both teams’ game in the weekend was postponed due to covid outbreak in the opposition squad, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are ready to go head-to-head on Wednesday night in a crucial Premier League.
Spurs are currently sitting sixth in the table with 33 points in 18 games. Four points behind the fourth-placed West Ham United who have played four games more. If Antonio Conte’s side wins their remaining games then they will go above third-placed Chelsea.
On the other hand, after fighting for the Champions League spot in the last two seasons, the Foxes have started this campaign on a disappointing note. Brendon Rodgers’ side is currently sitting in 10 in the table with 25 points in 18 games. Meanwhile, if they win their remaining games then they will also match the points of fourth-placed David Moyes’ side.
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Preview
Leicester City has won two of their last four games against Tottenham Hotspur. This is as many as they did in the previous 12 games. Meanwhile, Spurs have won in this fixture last season by 4-2 in a thrilling encounter.
Since the Foxes’ promotion to the top-flight back in 2014. This fixture has produced one of the highest goals in the Premier League with 54.
Spurs have suffered defeats in four of the last five occasions in the Premier League when they played a game on Wednesday.
Leicester City form (all competitions): L-W-L-L-W-W
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):
Leicester City has a long list of absentees coming into this game as Wilfred Ndidi, Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy and Kelechi Iheanacho are all away for their international duties in the AFCON. And Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand and Jamie Vardy are excited to miss out on this game due to injury issues.
Tottenham Hotspur will be without their forward Son Heung-Min. Eric Dier, Christian Romero and Sergio Reguilon will be assessed ahead of the game. Steven Bergwijn is also in doubt about this encounter.
Leicester City possible starting lineup(4-2-3-1):
Kasper Schmeichel; Marc Albrighton, Caglar Soyuncu, Jannik Vestergaard, Luke Thomas; Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall; Ademola Lookman, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup(3-4-3):
Hugo Lloris; Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ryan Sessegnon; Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura