English Premier League

Leicester vs Tottenham: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

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Leicester City host Tottenham Hotspurs at the King Power Stadium in the rescheduled Premier League matchday 17 fixture on Thursday.

Tottenham had a shaky start to the season. But ever since Antonio Conte’s arrival as the new head coach, the club are still yet to lose a league match. Spurs are currently 6th in the Premier League table, they have picked up 33 points from 18 league games. But they do have at least two games in hand compared to the cubs above them in the league table.

Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: WWDWDW

While Leicester City are not enjoying the best season of their recent standards. Leicester are currently 10th in the league table having picked up 25 points from 18 league games so far. The foxes have not played a league game since the turn of the year.

Leicester City Premier League form: WDLWLW

Spurs will be hoping to put the exit from the EFL Cup behind them and grab the three points. Antonio Conte’s side will rise to 5th in the league table with a win over Leicester City. While Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to get their season back on track with a victory over Spurs.

Key facts

  • The foxes have won two of their last four league meetings against Spurs.
  • Their most recent meeting between Tottenham and Leicester came in May 2021. It was a six-goal thriller that ended with Tottenham securing a 4-2 away victory on the final day of the last campaign.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in the league since Antonio Conte’s arrival.
  • Brendan Rodgers’ side have won three of their last five games in all competitions.

Team news

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The foxes will be without Wilfred Ndidi, Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy and Kelechi Iheanacho who are all involved in the AFCON. While the likes of  Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand and Jamie Vardy are all ruled out due to injuries.

Patson Daka will lead the line alongside Ademola Lookman. While Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will extend his stay in the starting line-up in the middle of the park alongside Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Spurs have their star man Son Heung-min ruled out until the end of the month due to an injury. While Centre-backs Eric Dier and Cristian Romero and left-back Sergio Reguilon are all minor doubts ahead of the clash.

Predicted lineup

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Leicester City predicted lineup:

Schmeichel; Albrighton, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Thomas; Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Daka

Tottenham Hotspurs predicted lineup:

Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Royal, Winks, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Alli, Kane, Moura

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