Leicester City vs. Leeds United
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick off: 3PM
Leicester City will be looking to maintain their good run of form and keep their Premier League title aspirations on course when they face Leeds United.
The Foxes head into today’s fixtures third in the division, five points behind leaders Manchester City, while Leeds are 12th after returning to winning ways in midweek.
Leicester are now unbeaten in seven top-flight matches following their respectable 1-1 draw with Everton on Wednesday evening.
Brendan Rodgers’s side fell behind to a James Rodriguez strike against the run of play, but Youri Tielemans continued his hot streak to earn his side a deserved point.
Only Man City (12 games) are on a longer unbeaten run than Leicester in the Premier League, and the Foxes are very much in title contention with 18 games of their season to go.
City have won their last two home league matches, as many as they managed in their previous seven, and another win would make this their best run since December 2019.
Leeds have looked good on their travels of late, though, beating West Bromwich Albion 5-0 and Newcastle 2-1 either side of a 3-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.
The win at Newcastle last time out was described as “much needed” by boss Marcelo Bielsa, coming on the back of three defeats in a row in all competitions.
Raphinha produced another fine showing by scoring one and assisting another at St James’ Park, taking the winger to six goals involvements in six away league starts for Leeds.
Bielsa’s men are positioned firmly in mid-table following that victory, 12 points behind Leicester in third and the same number of points above the relegation zone.
This will be just the second time that the sides have met at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League, with Leeds losing 4-0 under Peter Reid on their previous visit in 2003.
Leicester were 4-1 winners when the teams faced off nearly three months ago and are looking to record a league double in this fixture for the first time in 16 years.
Leicester City possible XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu, Justin, Tielemans, Mendy, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Iheanacho.
Leeds United possible XI: Meslier, Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Klich, Harrison, Bamford.