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Leicester v Tottenham LIVE commentary: Antonio Conte to return after surgery as record-breaker Harry Kane faces favourite opponent

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Feb 11, 2023
Leicester v Tottenham LIVE commentary: Antonio Conte to return after surgery as record-breaker Harry Kane faces favourite opponent

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Tottenham will welcome back manager Antonio Conte for their trip to Leicester today and all the action will be live on talkSPORT 2.

The Italian wasn’t in attendance for the club’s 1-0 win over Manchester City after having surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Conte is set to return to the dugout after recovering from surgery in Italy

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Conte is set to return to the dugout after recovering from surgery in Italy

But Conte has since returned to London to oversee Tottenham’s training and will take his place in the dugout against Leicester.

Spurs are just one point outside the top four and will be looking to make it three straight wins in the Premier League.

Leicester, meanwhile, will be out for revenge following their 6-2 defeat in the reverse fixture.

The Foxes claimed their first top-flight win of 2023 with a 4-2 victory away at Aston Villa that continued their march away from the relegation zone.

Leicester v Tottenham: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League match will take place on Saturday, February 11.

talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage of the game at the King Power Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm.

Dan Windle will be your presenter, while commentary comes from Ian Danter and Micky Gray.

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

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

Kane is now Tottenham’s all-time top scorer

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Kane is now Tottenham’s all-time top scorer


Leicester v Tottenham: Team news

The hosts have a host of injuries to contend with, but Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans and Boubakary Soumare are all closing in on returns.

Ryan Bertrand and James Justin are both still sideline although Wilfred Ndidi is expected to be back involved after a personal issue kept him out of the win at Villa.

Spurs will be without skipper Hugo Lloris after he sustained knee ligament damage so Fraser Forster will start in goal.

Harry Kane, who eclipsed Jimmy Greaves’ 266 goals for the club last time out, has scored 18 goals in 15 Premier League games against his former loan side Leicester.

Leicester finally secured their first Premier League win of the year

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Leicester finally secured their first Premier League win of the year

Leicester v Tottenham: What has been said?

Kane has been urged to join Bayern Munich in search of silverware instead of staying at Spurs.

Speaking on the White and Jordan show, Danny Murphy said: “He’s not going to win anything decent with Tottenham.

“They’re nowhere near it, are they? The thing is, it depends where your options are.

“There’s rumours about Bayern Munich, winning three Bundesliga titles and maybe a Champions League, which is possible, they are one of the best teams in Europe.

“And being Tottenham’s all-time greatest scorer and being one of England’s all-time greatest goalscorers and being one of the best goalscorers the Premier League has ever seen, it’s still a hell of a way to be remembered.

“And I think the trophy bit at the end which is highly likely in going to a club like Munich, is more beneficial to him personally when he’s finished and will look back, than maybe breaking the Premier League record.”

Kane loves facing his former loan side Leicester

Kane loves facing his former loan side Leicester

Leicester v Tottenham: Match facts

  • Kelechi Iheanacho has been directly involved in five goals in his last five games for Leicester in all competitions (3 goals, 2 assists), more than he had in his previous 30 appearances for the Foxes (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Leicester’s James Maddison has been directly involved in nine goals in his last nine Premier League starts (6 goals, 3 assists), picking up where he left off with a goal against Aston Villa on his return to the starting XI last time out.
  • Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has been directly involved in six goals in his last two Premier League games against Leicester (5 goals, 1 assist), coming off the bench to score a hat-trick in Spurs’ 6-2 win in the reverse fixture.
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 18 goals in 15 Premier League games against Leicester, with only Alan Shearer netting more against a single opponent in the competition (20 vs Leeds).
  • After a run of one clean sheet in 10 Premier League games, across which they’d conceded 21 goals, Tottenham have won their last two league games by a 1-0 scoreline. They last won three in a row without conceding in their final three games last season.
  • Leicester City picked up their first Premier League win since the competition resumed following the World Cup break last time out, scoring more goals in their 4-2 win over Aston Villa than they had in their five previous games (3).
  • Tottenham won this exact fixture 3-2 last season, having found themselves behind still after 94:51, the latest a side has been trailing in a game they’ve gone on to win in Premier League history. Indeed, Spurs have conceded the first goal in each of their last two trips to the King Power but come back to win both (4-2 in 2020-21 & 3-2 in 2021-22).
  • Since Leicester’s return to the Premier League in 2014, their games against Tottenham have produced a total of 71 goals, the most of any fixture in the competition in that time.
  • Tottenham have won their last four Premier League games against Leicester, their best winning run against the Foxes in their league history.
  • Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their 16 Premier League home games against Tottenham, shipping at least once in each of the last 13 since a 3-0 win in September 1997.

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