Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Match preview

7 Dec 2018
James Maddison and Jamie Vardy

Leicester City are aiming to extend their unbeaten run to seven Premier League matches as they host third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who are seeking a second successive victory after beating Southampton in midweek.

Team News

Leicester will be without their top scorer Jamie Vardy (groin), but welcome back defenders Harry Maguire (knee) and Jonny Evans (knock) as well as Algeria international Rachid Ghezzal (leg).

Spurs defenders Juan Foyth (hamstring) and Kieran Trippier (groin) have been ruled out of the trip to King Power Stadium.

Mousa Dembele (ankle), Erik Lamela (thigh), Davinson Sanchez (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are continuing to progress with their rehabilitation but remain sidelined.

Did you know?

Since Leicester returned to the top flight in 2014/15, PL matches between the Foxes and Spurs have produced 34 goals. Only meetings between Arsenal and Liverpool have had more in that time, with 38.

None of Spurs' last 19 PL matches have ended in a draw and Mauricio Pochettino's side have won 14 of those.

Jamie Vardy has scored four goals and assisted three in his last seven PL appearances against Spurs.

Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in 11 appearances against Leicester in all competitions, more than against any other opponent. He has had a hand in eight goals in his last three PL appearances against the Foxes, striking seven times and contributing an assist.

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin
Fourth official: Roger East

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