Leicester City will look to end their rocky post-restart form as they welcome Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.
The fourth-placed Foxes are yet to win since the season resumed, having collected a total of 2 points from their 4 matches since Project Restart began.
Such dreary form has seen Leicester’s 8 point cushion in the top 4 slashed to just 2 points, with in-form Wolves and Manchester United hot on the Champions League trail.
Brendan Rodgers would have breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday evening, as Chelsea missed the opportunity to leapfrog his side by losing late on to relegation-threatened West Ham.
The Foxes had already lost earlier on that evening at Everton, a 2-1 reverse at Goodison Park – so Chelsea’s slip up will have curbed the disappointment slightly.
For Crystal Palace, hopes of an unlikely Europa League berth have taken a blow of late, with a thrashing at Anfield followed by a disappointing defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.
Consecutive losses have caused the Eagles to drop out of the Premier League top 10, although supporters still harbour faint dreams of European football at Selhurst Park for the first time since the 1998 Intertoto Cup.
Roy Hodgson’s side are 5 points off the pace, although 8th spot may well be enough for a European place this season depending on the outcome of Manchester City’s court case with UEFA.
Leicester could start James Maddison against Palace, with the midfielder coming off the bench against Everton following a spell out with a hip injury that needed injections.
The impressive Ricardo Pereira won’t play however, he’s out for the rest of the season. Daniel Amartey also misses out with injury.
Jamie Vardy will likely retain his place upfront, with the striker stuck on 99 Premier League goals and yet to find the net since the restart.
Crystal Palace will be without trio Jeff Schlupp, Martin Kelly and James Tomkins who are all sidelined.
Christian Benteke is a doubt with a thigh strain, but Wilfried Zaha is expected to feature for Roy Hodgson.
Leicester City v Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium is a 3pm kick off on Saturday, July 4.