Premier League Preview: Leicester City v Manchester United

The Foxes edged out a 2-0 win over Tottenham last time out and boss Brendan Rodgers is set to stick with the majority of his team against United.

Star man Jamie Vardy did go off in the final minutes against Spurs, but he should be OK to play with the returning Christian Fuchs in line to replace Timothy Castagne in defence.

For United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to make too many changes to his own winning team after they thrashed Leeds 6-2.

Scott McTominay was the goal scoring hero against Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but a groin injury will keep him out of this one, with Donny van de Beek set to fill in and Alex Telles replacing Luke Shaw at left back.

And it’s an early start on Boxing Day at the King Power Stadium with a 12.30pm kick off.

Premier League Preview: Leicester City v Brighton

Brendan Rodgers’ side returned to winning ways at Sheffield United last weekend and he could stick with an unchanged team against the Seagulls.

James Maddison has shaken off a knock and should be OK to start and despite Timothy Castagne returning to training this week, James Justin should keep his place.

Brighton’s form has dipped in the last month, with Graham Potter’s team winning just once since September.

Potter has experimented with different systems to try and change that run of luck and he is expected to rotate once again against the Foxes.

Neil Maupay, Leandro Trossard and Davy Propper could all come in to start with Aaron Connolly, Danny Welbeck and Solly March potentially dropping out.

And Kick Off is set for 7.15pm tomorrow night at the King Power Stadium

Premier League Preview: Leicester City v Fulham

The Foxes are still in a strong position in the opening weeks of the campaign, but that defeat will have dented some confidence in their side.

However, Rodgers could stick by his players, and name an unchanged side this weekend, with Ricardo Pereira, Timothy Castagne and Wilf Ndidi all still sidelined.

Turkish international Cengiz Under impressed off the bench at Liverpool and he could be one potential change, if Rodgers opts to rest Marc Albrighton.

For Fulham, things don’t get any easier for under fire boss Scott Parker, with no away wins so far this season ahead of the trip to Leicester.

But with his options limited by a struggling squad, he is also set for minor changes with Aleksandr Mitrovic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both set to start.

And it’ll be a 5.15pm kick on Monday night at the King Power Stadium

Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Leicester City

Jurgen Klopp is already without both of his first-choice centre backs after Joe Gomez joined Virgil Van Dijk on the sidelines.

Skipper Jordan Henderson is also out, after picking up a groin injury on international duty, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and
Mo Salah also missing from a depleted Reds side.

James Milner is expected to fill in for Trent at right back, with Fabinho moving back into defence in place of Gomez.

However, despite the mounting injury list for Klopp, Thiago Alcantara and Andy Robertson have both been passed fit to return.

For the Foxes, Rodgers also has issues in defence, with right backs Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castagne ruled out.

Wesley Fofana should be OK to start at centre back, meaning Rodgers could name an unchanged starting line up from their win against Wolves last time out.

And it’s all set up for a 7.15pm kick off tomorrow night at Anfield.

Premier League Preview: Leeds United v Leicester City

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have lost just once at home this season and their visitors have won all three Premier League away games so far.

Leeds overpowered Aston Villa on their last outing and Bielsa is only expected to make a few changes against the Foxes.

Captain Liam Cooper is back fit and should replace Pascal Struijk in defence, but key midfielder Kalvin Phillips remains sidelined.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will wait on late fitness tests for Jonny Evans and Christian Fuchs with Wes Morgan and Luke Thomas on standby to fill in.

James Justin is expected to start at right back in place of Timothy Castagne but Harvey Barnes it fit to play.

Kick Off will be 8pm on Monday night at Elland Road.

Leicester City seal impressive 4-2 Premier League home win against Burnley

The Foxes took a while to get going at the King Power, but two quick fire second half goals secured all three points for Rodgers.

Burnley actually started the brighter of the two sides, as Chris Wood volleyed home the opening goal on 10 minutes.

However, Leicester showed their class with a quick response, as Harvey Barnes started and finished a flowing Foxes attack.

The England international fed in Jamie Vardy on the edge of the box, and instead of admiring his pass, he strode on to the return ball to fire past Nick Pope.

That goal swung the game in Leicester’s favour and they simply had too much for Burnley after the break.

Timothy Castagne’s wicked cross forced an own goal from Erik Pieters, before James Justin reacted quickest to some pinball inside the box to make it 3-1.

The Clarets did look to make a fight off it in the final 15 minutes as debutant Jimmy Dunne headed past Kasper Schmeichel.

But with the hosts in no mood to let the win slip away, Belgian international Denis Praet crash home a superb winner.

FULL TIME AT THE KING POWER STADIUM IT’S LEICESTER CITY 4 BURNLEY 2

Jamie Vardy powers Leicester City to 3-0 West Brom win

Second half goals from debutant Timothy Castagne and a penalty brace from Jamie Vardy secured all three points for Brendan Rodgers’ side, as the Baggies comeback party was firmly spoilt.

Neither side created much in a poor first half in the West Midlands, with half chances for Harvey Barnes and Vardy the closest to an opening goal.

Leicester looked to put their foot on the gas after the break, and Castagne deservedly nodded them in front on 56 minutes.

West Brom stayed in the game from there, with Kasper Schmeichel called into action to deny Callum Robinson.

But with the Baggies unable to make their spells of key pressure count, Leicester and Vardy handed them a lesson in Premier League reality.

Baggies centre back Kyle Bartley tangled with Barnes inside the box, and Vardy showed his trademark dead eye to power home from the spot.

With the points already lost, West Brom lost their discipline in the closing minutes, as Dara O’Shea clattered Barnes over for another penalty.

And it was rinse and repeat from Vardy once again as the former England international showed Mo Salah he will push him all the way for the Golden Boot.

FULL TIME AT THE HAWTHORNS IT’S WEST BROM 0 LEICESTER CITY 3

Jamie Vardy powers Leicester City to 3-0 West Brom win

Second half goals from debutant Timothy Castagne and a penalty brace from Jamie Vardy secured all three points for Brendan Rodgers’ side, as the Baggies comeback party was firmly spoilt.

Neither side created much in a poor first half in the West Midlands, with half chances for Harvey Barnes and Vardy the closest to an opening goal.

Leicester looked to put their foot on the gas after the break, and Castagne deservedly nodded them in front on 56 minutes.

West Brom stayed in the game from there, with Kasper Schmeichel called into action to deny Callum Robinson.

But with the Baggies unable to make their spells of key pressure count, Leicester and Vardy handed them a lesson in Premier League reality.

Baggies centre back Kyle Bartley tangled with Barnes inside the box, and Vardy showed his trademark dead eye to power home from the spot.

With the points already lost, West Brom lost their discipline in the closing minutes, as Dara O’Shea clattered Barnes over for another penalty.

And it was rinse and repeat from Vardy once again as the former England international showed Mo Salah he will push him all the way for the Golden Boot.

FULL TIME AT THE HAWTHORNS IT’S WEST BROM 0 LEICESTER CITY 3

Kenedy and Zappacosta approach Chelsea exit

Winger Kenedy, who has been loaned almost as many times as an old Blockbuster DVD, is heading to Spain to sign on loan for Granada.

The Brazilian winger is only 24, but has failed to nail down a first team place at Stamford Bridge since signing from Fluminense way back in 2015.

Two spells at Newcastle United, where he initially impressed, failed to materialise into a permanent move, before he spent last season in Spain at Getafe.

And now he’s set for another year in Spain, with Granada keen to give him another chance to impress.

Another name heading for Europe is Davide Zappacosta, who has attracted interest from Atalanta.

The Italian defender was brought to England by Antonio Conte but has fallen out of favour at right-back, with club captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James ahead of him.

Atalanta recently sold Timothy Castagne to Leicester City, and see Zappacosta as an ideal replacement, with a loan with option to buy the most likely deal to be struck.

Leicester land Belgium international Timothy Castagne

The 24-year-old will link up with Brendan Rodgers’ squad on his return from his country’s Nations League fixtures against Denmark and Iceland.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “Leicester City Football Club have agreed terms with Atalanta for the transfer of full-back Timothy Castagne, subject to Premier League and international clearance.

“The 24-year-old Belgian international has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the Foxes and will link up with his new team-mates after the conclusion of the current international break.”

Castagne, who has signed for an undisclosed fee, has been capped seven times by Belgium and can operate in either full-back role.

He spent three seasons in Serie A after joining Atalanta from Belgian side Genk and helped the Italian club qualify for the Champions League for the first time.

The defender made six appearances on the European stage last season as Atalanta reached the quarter-finals before going out to beaten finalists Paris St Germain, and helped them finish third in the league for the second successive campaign, this time behind Juventus and Inter Milan.

A former youth international, he was handed his senior debut against Scotland in a friendly at Hampden Park in September 2018.