Leicester will face Arsenal at lunchtime today, seeking to place second in the Premier League table.
The Foxes beat Aston Villa last weekend to continue their good form and can overtake Manchester United with another victory.
This weekend they welcome an Arsenal side who are eleventh in the table and lost to Manchester City last time.
Leicester beat Arsenal 1-0 in October thanks to winner Jamie Vardy and the Gunners are in desperate need of revenge.
Three points for Mikel Arteta’s side will put them above north London rivals Tottenham, who will play later today.
Leicester vs Arsenal: how to listen
This match will start at 12 p.m. on Sunday February 28.
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Leicester vs Arsenal: team news
Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castagne are expected to be called up to face Arsenal.
The trio started on the bench in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League loss to Slavia Prague, which knocked out the Foxes.
James Maddison came out with a hip problem and James Justin, Dennis Praet, Wesley Fofana, Ayoze Perez, and Wes Morgan are all sidelined.
Arsenal, meanwhile, should have a fully fit squad to take King Power.
Thomas Partey came off the bench in Thursday’s Europa League win over Benfica and will be pushing for a recall following a hamstring injury.
Rob Holding missed the trip due to a concussion, but is expected to be in good shape again.
Leicester vs Arsenal: What was said?
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “We have to go back on a four-hour flight, but we won’t use that as an excuse,” he said. “We have to face that, we know that when you play in a European competition you have to be able to play all three days and we will prepare to play Leicester with the same intensity as we always do.
“They’ve been really consistent in the league. I think they’ve done a lot of good things, there’s no luck or anything in the way they’ve developed as a team.
“Obviously they have a great manager, great coaching staff and they’ve made a lot of good decisions over the last few seasons.
“They built a way of playing perfectly suited to their recruiting policy, and with a little time the quality that they already had in the squad – plus some young talents that they recruited and experienced players that they already have – they have a really good mix. I think they totally deserve the position they are in now.
Leicester vs Arsenal: statistics and facts about the match
- Leicester City have won four of their last six Premier League games against Arsenal (D1 L1), one more than in their 36 top league appearances against the Gunners (D10 L23).
- Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League away matches against Leicester, receiving more red cards (2) than goals scored (1) in those three matches.
- Leicester have lost to Arsenal at King Power once this season, losing 0-2 in the League Cup. The only team to have beaten the Foxes twice at King Power in one season is Chelsea, who did so in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
- Arsenal have won just 14.3% of their Premier League games at King Power Stadium (1/7) – of the stadiums where they have played at least five games, only Hillsborough (12.5%) and Old Trafford ( 13.8%) do so they have a lower win rate in the competition.
- Three different teams have already achieved the Premier League double against Arsenal this season (Aston Villa, Man City, Wolves), the most in a single campaign against the Gunners since 1994-95 (4 – Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and QPR) .
- Leicester City have won six of their seven Premier League games immediately following a European game this season (L1), while Arsenal have lost six of their seven such games (W1).
- Arsenal have lost five consecutive away league games under Mikel Arteta (including one running race), last three in a row in February 2019. On each of the previous four occasions, the Gunners have lost two back-to-back games at the outside under the Spanish. , they won their next game.
- Only Wayne Rooney (12) has scored more Premier League goals against Arsenal than Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who has scored 11 goals in 12 appearances against the Gunners.
- James Maddison (8) and Harvey Barnes (9) are enjoying their best scoring season for Leicester in the Premier League. Between them they have been involved in 19 of Leicester’s last 26 Premier League goals.
- Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 38 goals in 50 Premier League games played on Sunday, 14 more than all other days of the week combined in the competition (24 of 56).