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Saturday 1 November 2014 | King Power Stadium | Kick-off 15:00

Leicester
Leicester
0 - 0
West Brom
West Brom

Match preview

Leicester City will be aiming to end their recent Barclays Premier League dip when West Bromwich Albion visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Foxes have failed to win a top-flight game since recording a 5-3 victory over Manchester United in a pulsating clash on 21 September. Nigel Pearson's side have claimed one point in the four matches following that fixture, drawing at home to Burnley.

The manager accepts his side fell well below the required standard in last Saturday's 2-0 loss at Swansea City but is confident his team can reverse their recent fortunes.

"The game against Swansea wasn't a good day for us, but I don't think I've said that too many times," Pearson said. "The margins are very small, but I know we are capable of returning to winning ways against West Brom on Saturday."

Leicester captain Wes Morgan is hopeful he can feature despite picking up a knock against the Swans but back-up goalkeeper Ben Hamer is not in the squad after dislocating his finger in training.

West Brom head into the match on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Championship side Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup and Chris Baird insists the players must shoulder the blame and respond in the correct manner.

"Every club changes selection," he told The Express and Star. "We need games and it's the perfect chance to show what we can do.It's just that it didn't work out and we're very disappointed by that.

"What's important now is the Premier League and you hope playing on Tuesday night will help some of the lads be ready to step up for that when they're needed."

West Brom are winless in the last three BPL matches, but they showed plenty of spirit to overturn a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace last weekend.

Victor Anichebe came off the bench at half-time and impressed with a goal and winning the penalty from which Saido Berahino scored his seventh league goal of the season - only Chelsea's Diego Costa and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero have more.

Baggies head coach Alan Irvine is expected to revert to a similar XI that started against Palace but he remains without Jonas Olsson (Achilles) and Claudio Yacob (personal reasons). Silvestre Varela has resumed full training after a groin injury, but Irvine confirmed the winger is likely to be unavailable until late November.

Leicester City (from): Schmeichel, Smith, De Laet, Konchesky, Moore, Morgan, Simpson, Wasilewski, Albrighton, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Hammond, James, King, Knockaert, Mahrez, Powell, Hopper, Lawrence, Nugent, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy, Wood.

West Bromwich Albion (from): Daniels, Foster, Myhill, Baird, Davidson, Dawson, Gamboa, Lescott, McAuley, O'Neil, Pocognoli, Wisdom, Blanco, Brunt, Dorrans, Gardner, Morrison, Mulumbu, Sessegnon, Roofe, Anichebe, Berahino, Ideye, Nabi, Samaras.

Match Appointments
Referee:
Stuart Attwell Assistants: G Beswick, M Wilkes Fourth Official: P Dowd

Current form

Last six matches

lost

2 - 0 v Swansea (A) 25 Oct 2014

lost

1 - 0 v Newcastle (A) 18 Oct 2014

drawn

2 - 2 v Burnley (H) 04 Oct 2014

lost

2 - 0 v Crystal Palace (A) 27 Sep 2014

won

5 - 3 v Man Utd (H) 21 Sep 2014

won

0 - 1 v Stoke (A) 13 Sep 2014
Last win/defeat

won

5 - 3 v Man Utd (H) 21 Sep 2014

lost

2 - 0 v Swansea (A) 25 Oct 2014

Current form

Last six matches

drawn

2 - 2 v Crystal Palace (H) 25 Oct 2014

drawn

2 - 2 v Man Utd (H) 20 Oct 2014

lost

2 - 1 v Liverpool (A) 04 Oct 2014

won

4 - 0 v Burnley (H) 28 Sep 2014

won

0 - 1 v Spurs (A) 21 Sep 2014

lost

0 - 2 v Everton (H) 13 Sep 2014
Last win/defeat

won

4 - 0 v Burnley (H) 28 Sep 2014

lost

2 - 1 v Liverpool (A) 04 Oct 2014

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