Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick off: 3:05PMLeicester City play host to Manchester United this afternoon on the back of registering an impressive 1-1 draw at Liverpool earlier this week.
Claude Puel remains a man under pressure at the Foxes with just 11 points coming from their last 10 outings in the Premier League, but the result at Liverpool was a reminder of the capabilities of this team under the guidance of the Frenchman.
Leicester rode their luck at times on Merseyside, but the visitors equally managed to keep Liverpool out for 87 minutes plus added-on time after conceding an early goal.
Puel would have feared the worst given how his side defended in their previous outing against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the club’s boss will now feel that he has a bit more margin for error ahead of the visit of Manchester United and trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Nevertheless, it remains imperative that Leicester eventually return to winning ways if they are to achieve their target of seventh place, a position currently held by Wolves who sit three points clear of Puel’s side.
Leicester will need to improve their home form if they are to challenge for the final Europa League position, with just 14 points coming from 11 outings in front of their own supporters.
Defeats to Cardiff City and Southampton have been registered since their dramatic 2-1 triumph against Manchester City over the Christmas period, although facing an attack-minded United may play into Leicester’s favour.
Jamie Vardy and James Maddison have netted the bulk of the goals for Leicester in the Premier League, but neither player has built on their excellent returns during the opening months of the season.
Puel has been reliant on the pair with no other player contributing more than three goals or assists, and that will likely need to change if Leicester are to achieve the results which they require over the next three-and-a-half months.
United, however make the trip to the King Power Stadium having been held by Burnley at Old Trafford, but caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will still be delighted with his side’s form ahead of the visit to the East Midlands.
The Norwegian will take the positafternoon witnessing his side’s late fightback, and there will be nothing but optimism when assessing the bigger picture.
Leicester City possible XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell, Gray, Ndidi, Mendy, Maddison, Albrighton, Vardy.
Man U possible XI: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Pogba, Martial, Rashford.