The Game-week 17 of the Premier League will feature Leicester City taking on Tottenham Hotspur on Friday, 17th December at 01:00 AM IST. The fixture will take place at the King Power Stadium and hence will be an away game for Spurs.
Leicester are currently sitting 8th in the PL and are coming off of a 4-0 win against Newcastle United. Brendan Rodgers’ side are slowly recovering their lost form and delivering big results. With Spurs just above them at 7th with a 3 points gap, the Foxes will desperately look for a win to steal the spot.
Leicester Premier League form: W L D W L
On the other hand, Tottenham are sitting 7th in the league and will be coming fresh with their game against Brighton postponed due to Covid-19. However, Antonio Conte could have a few major players miss out due to the same reason.
Tottenham Premier League form: W W W D L
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: The Foxes’ team news and injury updates:
Jonny Evans suffered a hamstring injury in the clash against Newcastle and will most likely miss the upcoming game. James Justin and Wesley Fofana continue to remain unavailable. The club’s COVID-19 contingent are believed to include Jannik Vestergaard, Ayoze Perez, Ademola Lookman, Daniel Amartey, Kelechi Iheanacho, Hamza Choudhury and Filip Benkovic, with none of them set to take part this weekend.
Boubakary Soumare could replace Evans while Rodgers would want to give Jamie Vardy another week of rest.
Leicester Predicted Lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Soumare, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Daka
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs’ team news and injury updates:
Spurs will be without the Cristian Romero until 2022, but Sergio Reguilon is expected to be fine despite coming off injured in the Norwich win. The potential and major absentees due to coronavirus include Emerson Royal, Son Heung-min, Oliver Skipp, and Lucas Moura.
Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Steven Bergwijn and Dele Alli could feature in the team’s starting 11.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup:
Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Tanganga, Hojbjerg, Winks, Reguilon; Alli, Bergwijn; Kane
Our score predictions: Leicester 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
With Spurs expected to be without a number of major players, Leicester could very well look to take the advantage. In form James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Patson Daka and Youri Tielemans could all create problems for the visitors. Without Son, Moura and Emerson Royal, Conte could look forward to play a rather defensive system. However, Rodger’s attacking cavalry would eventually break through to grab the win.
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