Leicester City will look to keep pace in the Premier League title race when they welcome Leeds United to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
The Foxes have had an excellent season so far, heading in to the weekend’s top flight action 3rd in the table and 2 points off leaders Manchester City after 20 games.
Fellow title challengers Manchester United slipped up with a shock defeat to rock bottom Sheffield United midweek, but Leicester were unable to capitalise in their game against Everton on Wednesday which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Brendan Rodgers’ side threw plenty at the Toffees at Goodison Park and eventually breached the Everton backline when Youri Tielemans’ strike squirmed through the arms of Jordan Pickford on a rain-soaked evening in Liverpool.
Leeds meanwhile got the job done over lowly Newcastle in their midweek affair, a win which manager Marcelo Bielsa described as ‘much needed’.
The Whites are about as mid table as it gets – 12 points from opponents Leicester City but also 12 points above the relegation zone.
Leeds lost the reverse fixture at Elland Road 1-4 in early November and they face a Foxes side with the bit between their teeth – Leicester are on a 7-game unbeaten stretch in the Premier League with only current leaders Manchester City enjoying a better run.
In terms of team news, Wilfred Ndidi had to be substituted in the first half of Leicester’s game with Everton due to injury and will likely be replaced by Nampalys Mendy for the game with Leeds on Sunday.
Jonny Evans will also be stringently assessed ahead of the game after concerns he may be suffering with concussion.
The Foxes are still without Jamie Vardy who continues to recover from minor surgery, so Kelechi Iheanacho or Ayoze Perez are likely to deputise.
Leeds United won’t have Robin Koch or Gaetano Berardi available due to injury, and centre back Diego Llorente is also a huge doubt to face Leicester after he lasted just ten minutes in the midweek game with Newcastle.
Leicester City v Leeds United is a 2pm kick off on Sunday 31st January.