LEICESTER host Crystal Palace as the Premier League rolls on today.
The pressure is on the Foxes, with Chelsea and Man Utd on their tail for third place.
- Kick-off: 3pm
- TV/live stream: Sky Sports
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Here are some pre-match stats and facts for you to get your teeth into ahead of kick-off, which is 20 minutes away…
- Leicester’s 2-0 win at Selhurst Park in the reverse fixture ended a run of four straight Premier League defeats against Crystal Palace – they last did the league double over them in 2015-16.
- Crystal Palace have won their last two Premier League away games against Leicester, winning 3-0 in December 2017 and 4-1 in February 2019.
- Crystal Palace were the last London club to win away at Leicester in the Premier League (4-1 in February 2019). Since then, Leicester have won five and drawn two home games against London sides, while this could be the first campaign they remain unbeaten in such matches since 2000-01.
- Since collecting maximum points across eight Premier League games between October 19th and December 8th, Leicester City have won just 17 points from their last 16 Premier League games (W4 D5 L7).
- After a run of four consecutive victories without conceding, Crystal Palace have lost their last two Premier League games without scoring. They remain the only side yet to score more than twice in any of their 32 Premier League games this season.
Scott Dann, Andros Townsend and Cheikhou Kouyate are the three men who drop out and all three are among the subs.
Palace subs: Hennessey, Dann, Kouyate, McCarthy, Meyer, Townsend, Mitchell, Woods, Pierrick
CRYSTAL PALACE XI
Roy Hodgson has made three changes from the side that lost 1-0 at Burnley on Monday.
He has opted to bring Jairo Riedewald, Mamadou Sakho and Christian Benteke into the team.
Palace team: 31 Guaita, 2 Ward, 12 Sakho, 24 Cahill, 3 Van Aanholt, 18 McArthur, 4 Milivojevic, 44 Riedewald, Ayew, 11 Zaha, Benteke
Again there are not too many attacking options for Brendan Rodgers on the bench with his two strikers starting.
Two centre-backs and two holding midfielders are among the subs.
Subs: 12 Ward, 5 Morgan, 29 Bennett, 28 Fuchs, 24 Mendy, 20 Choudhury, 26 Praet, 7 Gray, 15 Barnes.
The big news from the King Power from a Leicester perspective is that James Maddison is not involved due to injury.
After coming off the bench to score on Wednesday, Kelechi Iheanacho starts alongside Jamie Vardy, who is still looking for his 100th Premier League goal.
Leicester team: 1 Schmeichel, 2 Justin, 6 Evans, 4 Soyuncu, 3 Chilwell, 17 Perez, 25 Ndidi, 8 Tielemans, 11 Albrighton, 9 Vardy, 14 Iheanacho
HELLO, AND WELCOME!
LEICESTER are taking on Crystal Palace in the Premier League this afternoon.
And the Foxes are now holding on to their Champions League place after some woeful results since the Premier League restart.
Boss Brendan Rodgers is keeping positive despite the slump.
They are just three points away from falling out of the European spots now.
Rodgers said: “Whether we end up in there or not, we will be better for it. Absolutely. Because it's something you need to have to improve. You need that adverse moment in order to be better.'
“I think either if we do or don't (make the top four), it'll help us… the process we've been on since I've been in, has mainly been on the up.
“But that isn't how football always works. You'll go through periods where there will be bumps in the road and then it's managing that process.”
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