Leicester City will be hosting Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. The fixture will take place on 23rd January at 7:30 pm IST. Leicester will play their 20th match of the league whereas Brighton will play their 22nd match of the league. Both clubs are fighting for a finish in the top half of the table and this match can be a six-pointer for both of them.
Leicester City have been a headache for the top clubs this season and they are difficult to win against. However, they still find themselves in the 10th spot which is not a place where Leicester should be. The Foxes have to get their act together as they will also need a little bit of luck as that is what they are lacking this season.
Leicester City Premier League form: L W L W L
Brighton have performed well this season and are 9th on the Premier League table. However, they have to keep performing to these standards or other clubs can pounce upon the opportunities they fail to grab. Losing against Leicester will not only mean that they will lose points but it will also mean that Leicester will gain 3 more points.
Brighton Premier League form: W D W D D
Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion: The Foxes team news
Leicester will once again miss their key players like Jamie Vardy, Wesley Fofana, Ricardo Pereira, Timothy Castagne, Ryan Bertrand, and Jonny Evans due to injury. Further absentees include Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Nampalys Mendy who are all busy playing for their countries in the AFCON.
However, Daniel Amartey is back for Leicester due to Ghana’s early elimination in the AFCON. Whereas Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been deemed fit to play against Brighton. James Justin could be given a start instead of starting the game on the bench and Harvey Barnes could also be a part of the starting 11.
Leicester City possible starting lineup
Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Daniel Amartey, Caglar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas; Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Youri Tielemans; Ademola Lookman, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Leicester City: The Seagulls team news
Brighton’s assistant head coach Reid confirmed that Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana won’t be available to face Leicester City. The Seagulls will miss Jeremy Sarmiento, Enock Mwepu, Jason Steele, and Yves Bissouma on Sunday.
Lewis Dunk remains a doubt for the fixture and can only play if he trains well on Saturday without any issues. Moreover, Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard started the game on the bench against Chelsea, however, they are likely to start against Leicester City.
Brighton possible starting lineup
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Adam Webster, Daniel Burn, Marc Cucurella; Jakub Moder, Pascal Gross; Tariq Lamptey, Alexis Mac Allister, Leandro Trossard; Neal Maupay
Leicester City 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Both teams are in fine form and this can turn out to be a tight match. This fixture can either be a goalscoring event or a match of canceling each other out. However, depending upon the clubs’ previous few performances it can be a goalscoring event as none of them will settle for a draw. It is an important match for both clubs in terms of climbing the ladder of the Premier League table.
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