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Leicester v Spurs: Injury updates, head to head & prediction

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 20/09/2019

Leicester City welcome Tottenham Hotspur to King Power Stadium in the Premier League week six on Saturday afternoon on the back of suffering their first defeat of the campaign at Manchester United.

Mauricio Pochettino's men after coming back from a 2-2 away draw with Greek side Olympiakos in the first group stage match in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Team News 

England international Ben Chilwell is expected to be available for the Foxes despite a minor fitness issue this week, while Matty James continues his recovery from Achilles surgery and is only reported absentee from the clash.

Spurs full-backs Serge Aurier and Danny Rose could return after being rested against Olympiakos, but Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon remain out, while Juan Foyth is also currently out injured, although he is closing in on a return and Premier Injuries suggest that the home game against Southampton on Saturday, September 28 is a potential return date for him.

Forward Son Heung-min is likely to start after beginning on the bench in midweek.

Head to Head

Saturday's clash will represent the 113th competitive meeting between the two clubs, with Tottenham registering 56 wins in comparison to 35 victories for Leicester City.

The North Londoners have had the better of this rivalry over the past three campaigns, recording four triumphs and scoring 18 goals in the process, while former Premier League Champions have only prevailed in the corresponding fixture on one occasion from six attempts in all competitions since 2014.

Mangers Quotes

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said via BBC: "We never get too carried away. When we win, we are not too disappointed, and when you lose, you can't be too down because you have to get ready for the next game."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino asked about Harry Kane's claim that Spurs keep making "similar mistakes": "Be careful when you translate what the players say after the game to media because some times we can take in a different way the words.

"Always I respect what player[s] say and you can assess what [they] say.

"I am not going to judge what one or another player is telling you because I wasn't there, so I cannot talk about the words and the intention. When you are disappointed you always look to try and improve."

Foxes possible starting lineup: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Vardy

Spur possible starting lineup: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Ndombele; Moura, Alli, Son; Kane

Prediction: Leicester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
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