A top rated-4 place is the incentive for Tottenham Hotspur, who travel to the King Ability to face Leicester City, completely live on talkSPORT 2.
Spurs’ manager Antonio Conte is expected to be back on the touchline in the East Midlands right after undergoing surgical procedure to have his gallbladder taken out last week.
Club captain Hugo Lloris is absent following sustaining a knee injury in the victory more than Manchester Town with Fraser Forster established to substitute him.
The Frenchman is predicted to be absent for up to eight weeks, but does not demand surgical treatment.
But will the sort of Son Heung-min in opposition to Leicester be the pinpointing factor? Son has been straight involved in 6 objectives in his last two Premier League online games against Leicester – 5 targets and a single guide.
Leicester pose a difficult take a look at, with the Foxes rejuvenated by three January signings and a major away gain at Aston Villa past weekend – their initial of 2023.
Victor Kristiansen, Tete and Harry Souttar all impressed Leicester supporters in their first starts versus the Foxes’ midlands rivals, irrespective of the latter scoring an very own goal at Villa Park.
Spurs’ new £39million signing Pedro Porro is pushing to make his debut in put of the substantially-criticised Emerson Royal, whose general performance versus Manchester Metropolis was regarded as his very best for Tottenham.
The Brazilian’s general performance was described as ‘one of the most important’ of all his players, by assistant manager Cristian Stellini. And the 25 year-old is likely to keep his put, regardless of competition from new guy Porro.
Leicester are buoyed by the return of James Maddison just after a thirty day period in the remedy place.
The England midfielder scored in this dramatic fixture past period when Tottenham netted two times to gain it in injury time, many thanks to a thrilling late brace from Steven Bergwijn.
Can Spurs climb into the best 4 this Saturday, or will Leicester Metropolis make it 3 wins on the spin? talkSPORT EDGE usually takes a closer search…
- Kelechi Iheanacho has been specifically involved in five objectives in his previous five online games for Leicester in all competitions (3 plans, 2 assists), far more than he had in his past 30 appearances for the Foxes (3 aims, 1 assist).
- Leicester’s James Maddison has been directly involved in 9 aims in his last nine Leading League commences (6 objectives, 3 helps), buying up where by he remaining off with a target towards Aston Villa on his return to the beginning XI final time out.
- Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has been immediately concerned in 6 ambitions in his last two Leading League video games in opposition to Leicester (5 aims, 1 support), coming off the bench to rating a hat-trick in Spurs’ 6-2 get in the reverse fixture.
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 18 targets in 15 Premier League game titles against Leicester, with only Alan Shearer netting a lot more against a solitary opponent in the level of competition (20 vs Leeds).
- Soon after a operate of one thoroughly clean sheet in 10 Leading League online games, across which they’d conceded 21 ambitions, Tottenham have received their past two league game titles by a 1- scoreline. They last gained three in a row with out conceding in their remaining a few video games last season.
- Leicester Town picked up their initial Premier League get since the competitiveness resumed adhering to the World Cup crack very last time out, scoring far more goals in their 4-2 earn over Aston Villa than they had in their five past game titles (3).
- Tottenham received this correct fixture 3-2 past year, acquiring found on their own driving even now following 94:51, the hottest a aspect has been trailing in a activity they’ve long gone on to acquire in Leading League historical past. Indeed, Spurs have conceded the initially aim in each of their last two journeys to the King Energy but come back to earn both of those (4-2 in 2020-21 & 3-2 in 2021-22).
- Considering the fact that Leicester’s return to the Premier League in 2014, their online games from Tottenham have generated a overall of 71 plans, the most of any fixture in the levels of competition in that time.
- Tottenham have gained their past 4 Premier League games from Leicester, their best winning run in opposition to the Foxes in their league history.
- Leicester have saved just a person thoroughly clean sheet in their 16 Leading League residence video games in opposition to Tottenham, shipping at minimum once in each and every of the final 13 considering the fact that a 3- earn in September 1997.
Prepared by Adam MacDonald