Group information, stats and prediction forward of Leeds United vs Leicester Metropolis within the Premier League on Monday; kick-off 8pm.
Leeds captain Liam Cooper is again in rivalry for Monday evening’s house Premier League recreation towards Leicester.
Cooper missed final week’s win at Aston Villa resulting from a groin harm sustained earlier this month whereas on worldwide obligation with Scotland.
Fellow central defender Diego Llorente, signed from Actual Sociedad final month, additionally sustained a groin harm, whereas on worldwide obligation for Spain.
Kalvin Phillips remains to be out after tearing shoulder ligaments towards Wolves and isn’t anticipated to return till a minimum of the center of subsequent month.
Jonny Evans and Timothy Castagne have joined Leicester‘s rising harm record.
Centre-back Evans missed Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League win at AEK Athens with a again drawback and Castagne is out till after the worldwide break with a hamstring harm.
Caglar Soyuncu, Wilfred Ndidi (each groin) and Daniel Amartey (thigh) are sidelined, with Ricardo Pereira nonetheless but to return to health following an Achilles harm.
The right way to observe
Leeds vs Leicester shall be broadcast dwell on Sky Sports activities Premier League from 7pm on Monday Evening Soccer; kick-off at 8pm. Sky Sports activities prospects can watch in-game clips within the dwell match weblog on the Sky Sports activities web site and app. Highlights will even be printed on the Sky Sports activities digital platforms and the Sky Sports activities Soccer YouTube channel shortly after the ultimate whistle.
One factor we learnt from the Thursday spherical of midweek Europa League fixtures is Leicester Metropolis are taking their enterprise into Europe very significantly. Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy all began as they got here away from Athens with most factors. An amazing outcome, actually, however such an arduous journey shouldn’t be precisely ultimate preparation for a visit to Leeds, whose intense fashion is a demanding expertise for the opposition.
Leeds prime the Premier League for common distance lined this season with 114km per recreation – some 10km greater than the likes of Fulham or Wolves. Any heavy legs within the Leicester camp shall be discovered at Elland Highway. Brendan Rodgers may have a plan to cease them, most likely in the identical defensive form that noticed them rip by means of Manchester Metropolis. Nevertheless, Marcelo Bielsa, whose powers have turned Patrick Bamford into Dennis Bergkamp, is taken to maintain Leeds rolling at their relentless stage for just a few weeks extra but.
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- That is the primary Premier League assembly between Leeds and Leicester since April 2004, with Leeds successful 3-2 at Elland Highway in a season that noticed either side relegated.
- Leicester have misplaced simply two of their final 13 league conferences with Leeds (W5 D6), with this the primary such assembly between the edges since a 1-Zero win for the Foxes in January 2014.
- Leeds United have gained 15 of their final 20 league matches (D2 L3) and solely Liverpool (66) and Manchester Metropolis (60) have gained extra league matches in England’s prime 4 tiers than the Whites since Marcelo Bielsa took cost in August 2018 (57).
- Leicester Metropolis shall be seeking to win 5 of their first seven video games to a top-flight season for the primary time of their historical past.
- Since Brendan Rodgers took cost of his first Leicester Metropolis recreation in March 2019, solely Liverpool (45) and Manchester Metropolis (37) have gained extra Premier League video games than the Foxes (27), whereas their factors complete on this interval (91) is bettered by simply three sides (Liverpool 140, Man Metropolis 116, Chelsea 94).
- Leeds have scored 12 objectives within the Premier League this season, probably the most by a newly promoted workforce since Middlesbrough in 1992-93 (additionally 12). The Whites have scored 3+ objectives in three of their first six video games (towards Liverpool, Fulham and Aston Villa), the primary newly promoted workforce to try this since Luton City in 1982-83.
- Leeds striker Patrick Bamford has scored six objectives in his first six league matches this season, the primary Whites participant to attain as many as six objectives within the membership’s first six league video games of a season since Jermaine Beckford in 2008-09, and the primary to take action in a top-flight season since Eric Cantona in 1992-93.
- Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored 12 objectives in his final 15 Premier League appearances towards newly promoted groups, together with 9 objectives in his final seven such matches.
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