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Fulham vs Leicester LIVE: Cottagers aim to return to winning ways and inflict more misery on struggling Foxes

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May 8, 2023
Fulham vs Leicester LIVE: Cottagers aim to return to winning ways and inflict more misery on struggling Foxes


Fulham can pile more misery on relegation-threatened Leicester when the two sides meet in the Premier League on Monday.

The Cottagers’ European dreams have started to fizzle out after three successive defeats but securing a club points record finish this season remains on the cards.

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Fulham are looking to return to winning ways

Marco Silva’s side have lost to Aston Villa, Manchester City and most recently Liverpool to drop down to tenth with four games left.

But the Londoners know three victories or two wins and two draws from their games left will be enough to equal Roy Hodgson’s haul of 53 points in 2009.

Leicester meanwhile are deep in the relegation battle, only outside the drop zone on goal difference after their 2-2 draw with Everton.

Fulham v Leicester: How to follow

This Premier League clash will take place on Monday, May 8.

Kick-off at Craven Cottage is scheduled for 3pm.

Unfortunately, this game has not been chosen for television coverage so will not be broadcast in the UK.

However, talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will be on hand to take you through all the key goals as they go in from the final day of the Championship season as well as Fulham v Leicester.

That will be part of our live and exclusive coverage of Millwall’s clash against Blackburn.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


Leicester are fighting to secure their survival

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Leicester are fighting to secure their survival

Fulham v Leicester: Team news

Aleksandar Mitrovic will serve the final game of his eight-match suspension so Carlos Vinicius will once again lead the line.

Fulham also have several injury concerns to contend with, as Andreas Pereira, Tim Ream and Layvin Kurzawa are all sidelined.

The visitors will be without Kelechi Iheanacho after he tore an adductor muscle with Jamie Vardy fronting the attack instead.

Leicester have other absentees in the treatment room as well, with Jannik Vestergaard, James Justin, Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira all out.

Mitrovic saw red after a furious outburst in the ref’s direction

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Mitrovic saw red after a furious outburst in the ref’s direction

Fulham v Leicester: Match facts

  • Jamie Vardy has scored in his last two Premier League appearances for Leicester, having netted just once in his first 31 games this term. He last scored in more consecutively in September/October 2021 (4).
  • James Maddison has more Premier League goal involvements than any other Leicester player this season (17 – 9 goals, 8 assists). He’s assisted in his last two appearances, with Riyad Mahrez the last Foxes player to do so in three in a row in February 2016.
  • Leicester have earned five points from their last three Premier League games (W1 D2), despite conceding the first goal each time. It’s one more point than they’d earned in their previous 10 games (W1 D1 L8), while they last had a longer unbeaten run between May-August 2022 (5 games).
  • Only Southampton (24) have conceded the first goal in more different Premier League games than Leicester this season (21). The Foxes have conceded first in 16 of their last 17, losing the only game in which they opened the scoring in this run (1-2 vs Crystal Palace).
  • Fulham have lost three of their last four Premier League home games (W1), as many as they had in their first 13 at Craven Cottage this season (W6 D4).
  • Leicester won three consecutive Premier League away games without conceding a single goal before the World Cup break. Since the resumption, they’ve won just one of their nine on the road (D2 L6), failing to keep a single clean sheet.
  • Fulham have lost their last two Premier League games on a Monday, last losing more consecutively between January and October 2004 (4).
  • Leicester have won just two of their last 14 Premier League away games against London sides (D3 L9), beating Brentford 2-1 in October 2021 and West Ham 2-0 in November this season.
  • Leicester won 2-0 on their last Premier League visit to Fulham in February 2021 – they’ve never won consecutive away league games against the Cottagers before.
  • Following their 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium in January, Fulham are looking to complete the Premier League double over Leicester for the second time, previously doing so in 2003-04.

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