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West Brom v Leicester: Can Vardy equal Van Nistelrooy's record?

12 Sep 2020
Jamie Vardy

West Bromwich Albion return to the Premier League for the first time in two years and will aim for a third successive opening-day win.

Leicester City are looking for a fifth successive victory at The Hawthorns.

Team news

James Maddison (hip), Christian Fuchs (groin) Daniel Amartey (ankle) and captain Wes Morgan (hamstring) have all been in training this week as they step up their recoveries from injury.

Ricardo Pereira (knee) and Filip Benkovic (hip) are definitely out for Sunday's trip to The Hawthorns.

Did you know? 

West Brom have won three of their last four opening matches in a league season, after winning two of their previous 18

The Baggies are aiming to record a hat-trick of opening day Premier League successes having beaten AFC Bournemouth in 2017/18 and Crystal Palace in 2016/17.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy could match Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of five goals in five matches against Newcastle United, having struck four times at West Brom.

The Foxes have never won five consecutive away Premier League matches against a single opponent.

Match officials

Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Peter Bankes. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

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