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Leicester v Crystal Palace: Maddison a doubt for Foxes

2 Jul 2020
Leicester City v Crystal Palace

Third-placed Leicester City are seeking their first win in four matches as they look to stay ahead of the chasing pack in the battle for a top-four spot.

The Eagles are aiming for a third consecutive victory at King Power Stadium, which would end a run of back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.

Team news

James Maddison (hip) is a doubt for Leicester, who remain without long-term absentee Ricardo Pereira.

Roy Hodgson revealed Christian Benteke is available having recovered from a muscular problem. 

Martin Kelly (calf) is likely to remain unavailable for the Eagles while Nikola Tavares, Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins are all ruled out.

Did you know?

Leicester’s 2-0 win at Selhurst Park in the reverse fixture ended a run of four straight league defeats against Palace, having last completed the double over the south London side in their title-winning 2015/16 campaign. 

This would be the first Premier League campaign since 2000/01 that the Foxes remain unbeaten in home matches against London sides if they can avoid defeat on Saturday.

Palace have triumphed on their last two league visits to Leicester, winning 3-0 in December 2017 and 4-1 in February 2019.

Eagles winger Wilfried Zaha has been involved in more goals against Leicester (nine) than he has against any other side, producing five goals and four assists.   

Match officials

Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Peter Kirkup. Fourth official: Jarred Gillett. Replacement official: Andrew Fox. VAR: Martin Atkinson. Assistant VAR: Adam Nunn. 

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