Leicester City will look to get their title ambitions back on track when they travel to relegation threatened Fulham in the Premier League on Wednesday.
The Foxes were pegged back in their pursuit of leaders Manchester City at the weekend when they were on the end of a 3-1 loss to Leeds United.
Considering fellow Premier League challengers Manchester United also dropped points, Brendan Rodgers will see the game with Leeds as an opportunity missed.
Talking of missed opportunities, Fulham couldn’t take theirs against fellow relegation candidates West Brom on Saturday, despite dominating the shot count.
The Cottagers let their one-goal lead slip and eventually had to come from 2-1 behind to rescue a point against the Baggies at the Hawthorns.
To further compound the frustration for Fulham boss Scott Parker, there is now a 7-point gap between his side and safety after Brighton’s victory over Tottenham saw the Seagulls extend their cushion – and with a game in hand.
Fulham have looked better of late, but they are on one of the worst winless streaks in the Premier League along with Wolves. The London club have picked up their fair share of draws, but they need a full allocation of points to close the gap to the dotted line.
Much like the game against West Brom, Scott Parker won’t have Terence Kongolo or Tom Cairney available to him against Leicester, but aside from that the Cottagers’ boss has a clean bill of health to choose from.
Leicester meanwhile will still be missing striker Jamie Vardy as he continues his recovery from keyhole surgery. Timothy Castagne is also out after tightness in his thigh picked up in the defeat to Leeds.
Dennis Praet remains sidelined with a hamstring strain set to keep him out for three months, whilst Wilfred Ndidi also has a tear in his thigh but significantly less severe.
Nampalys Mendy will likely deputise for Ndidi, whilst Wesley Fofana will be put through a late fitness test to determine his availability for the trip to West London.
Fulham v Leicester is a 6pm kick off on Wednesday 3rd February.