Leicester vs Man City LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today


Leicester City will look to strengthen their grip on a top-four spot on Saturday afternoon, when they host Premier League leaders Manchester City.

While it will of course be one of the toughest tests of the season, there is extra motivation for Brendan Rodgers’ side to earn a positive result after Chelsea were beaten by West Brom earlier in the day. Three points for the Foxes will take them eight clear of the Blues, and even up to second place for a day as Manchester United are not in action until Sunday night.

Both Leicester and City won their two previous league games before the international break and, while Leicester’s big aim remains to simply finish in the top four, their manager feels they have shown their capacity to compete with the biggest sides on a more regular basis.

Man City, meanwhile, will look to extend their monster gap at the top of the table, which already stands at 14 points. Failing to win this game would be by no means any kind of setback, as they’re likely to walk to the title anyway, but the manager will want consistency and confidence throughout the side as they look to win the Champions League, too.

City face Borussia Dortmund in midweek and they won’t want to follow up a two-week club break with a poor domestic showing, before then needing to bounce back suddenly with a big performance in Europe.

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Prior to the international break, Leicester beat Brighton and Sheffield United in the league and knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup. But three wins came after a defeat to Arsenal, a draw with Burnley and being knocked out of Europe by Slavia Prague.

Man City had been on a record-breaking win streak prior to the loss to Man United in early March, but since then it has been another four straight wins: Southampton, Fulham, ‘Gladbach and Everton.

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