Match Threads Leicester City vs Spurs - Match Thread

Bulletspur

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LEICESTER 0-2 SPURS
Son, Dele
Spurs: Lloris (C), Aurier (Walker-Peters), Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Winks, Dele, Son (Kane), Lucas (Eriksen).

Leicester: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan, Evans, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Iborra, Maddison, Gray, Iheanacho
Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Maguire, Choudhury, Albrighton, Ghezzal, Okazaki

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Five changes to the team that started against Southampton on Wednesday night. Serge Aurier and Ben Davies replace full-backs Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen returns from suspension in place of Juan Foyth, Moussa Sissoko is in for Christian Eriksen and Dele comes in for Harry Kane.

Rose, Eriksen and Kane are all on the bench, GK Nkoudou also returns to the 18.


Match: ____ English Premier League (EPL) - Match Day 16

When: ____ Saturday 8th December 2018

Where: ____ King Power Stadium

Kick Off: ____ 7:45pm

Referee: ____ Craig Pawson

Team Form : ____ Leicester DDDWD ____ Spurs WWWLW ____ All Competitions

Both us and Leicester have won our respective home EPL meetings last season. There were 12 goals scored in matches between us, with only Arsenal vs Everton (13) producing more last season. We have won 4 of our 7 matches at the King power Stadium in all competitions (D1 L2), but one of our two defeats came in the EPL last season.

Since Leicester were promoted back to the top flight in 2014 -15, EPL fixtures between us have produced 34 goals, only Arsenal vs Liverpool (38) has had more in that time.

None of our last 19 games in the EPL have ended in a draw, with us winning 14 of those (L5). We lost our last away game league game against Arsenal, but have last lost consecutive games on the road in November 2017, in a run of three that includes defeats at Arsenal and Leicester

Kane has scored 13 goals in 11 appearances against Leicester City in all competitions during his career, more than he has versus any other opponent. He has had a hand in 8 goals in his last 3 EPL appearances against Leicester (7 goals 1 assist). Vardy has scored 4 goals and assisted 3 in his last 7 EPL appearances against us but has not yet recovered from injury.

James Maddison has been directly involved in more EPL goals than any other Leicester player his season (5 goals 2 assists)
 
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TheChosenOne

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A crazy late start (and finish) but the match is pivotal, all our immediate rivals in action prior to our kick off.

That said we need a win whatever happens elsewhere, COYLW's

Thanks again for the that start Bulletspur,
 

Colonel Dax

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Feels like this fixture has an edge to it nowadays. Leicester fans have created this faux rivalry with us after our title tussle a couple of seasons back. Personally I don’t care about them- just want the 3 points.
 

Gb160

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Feels like this fixture has an edge to it nowadays. Leicester fans have created this faux rivalry with us after our title tussle a couple of seasons back. Personally I don’t care about them- just want the 3 points.
We're quite popular in that respect...West Ham, Chelsea, Leicester.
The only real rivalry is that shithouse lot squatting at the other end of Seven Sisters Road.
 
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From the Leicester fans forums I've visited they aren't holding out much hope of a win.

Many of their fans think they're doomed in attack without Vardy, and that they give possession away far too easily, with attack minded players often not bothered about tracking back.

According to some, Maddison is the only glimmer of hope of them nicking a draw.

Must confess, I think they're ripe for the picking, but we must not pussyfoot about from the start and allow them to get a foothold in the game.

Hard and fast Baby, hard and fast.
 
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