Fresh from beating Manchester City, Tottenham will on Saturday travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City at 15”00 GMT.
Brendan Rodgers’ and his mean are experiencing a positive turn in their season with a win and a draw from their last two matches; they will seek to continue with this run when they host Tottenham on Saturday.
Their impressive win over Man City will have buoyed Tottenham, and they will be looking to press home their advantage as they seek to push for a top-four position.
Leicester’s Form and Survival Fight
On 21 points, Brendan Rodgers and his charges are just three points above the relegation zone. They will be looking to get the points they need to expand this gap to the drop zone, starting with the clash with Tottenham on Saturday.
Rodgers is trying to rebuild the form and composure of his side, which has been lacking for most of the season.
This drop in quality at the King Power is highlighted by the fact that they have won just 6 matches all season while losing 12 and drawing 3 in the process.
Tottenham’s Top-Four Hopes
After dropping off the top four and losing some ground, Antonio Conte’s charges made a statement when they beat Man City to come to within a point of Newcastle on fourth, albeit having played one more match.
However, Conte could have been hearted by their resilience and discipline in getting a steely 1-0 against the defending Champions.
Tottenham will be looking to take three points from the King Power on Saturday to give their bid for the top four a shot in the arm.
The record-setting Harry Kane will once again be at the tip of the Tottenham attack as they look to step up their form in the second half of the season.
Brendan Rodgers has to deal with a substantial injury list even as he navigates to avoid being drawn into the scrap at the bottom.
Ryan Bertrand (knee surgery), James Justin (Achilles tendon rupture), and Ricardo Pereira (Achilles tendon rupture) are all unavailable for selection in the clash with Tottenham on Saturday.
Rodgers is also without the services of Jonny Evans (calf injury), James Maddison (knee injury), and Dennis Praet (unknown injury) have all been out and missed chunks of the season for Leicester City.
Antonio Conte will have to do without center-forward Richarlison. The 25-year-old forward has been sidelined with a hamstring since December 9th and has missed 9 matches so far; the club has set no return date.
D. Ward; V. Kristiansen, W. Faes, H. Souttar, T. Castagne; K. Drewsbury-Hall, Y. Tielemans; H. Barnes, J. Maddison, Tete; K. Iheanacho
H. Lloris; B. Davies, E. Dier, Davinson Sanchez; Emerson, Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg, R. Bentancur, I. Perisic; D. Kulusevki, H. Son; H. Kane
Leicester will look to be compact when out of possession. They will squeeze all the space in their half and force Tottenham to pass sideways. Rodgers’ men will look to leverage their pace on the break to put Totteham’s rear guard under pressure and create goal-scoring chances.
Tottenham will focus on dominating territory, possession, and the match’s tempo. They will look to pass quickly to create chances for their attacking players. Quick-passing will be needed to bypass the defensive bloc Leicester are likely to erect during the game.
Tottenham will have the edge in this match. They are the favorites to win the match and take the three points while piling more misery on Leicester and their bid to avoid the drop.
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