Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur

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Leicester will look to derail Tottenham’s strong start to the Premier League campaign when they clash in the East Midlands.

Leicester will look to derail Tottenham’s strong start to the Premier League campaign when they clash in the East Midlands.

The two clubs will square off in the unusual 7:45pm kick-off on Saturday and Leicester’s strong home form will be tested.

Leicester have lost just once in their last five outings at the King Power Stadium although their last two games ended in draws against Brighton and Fulham.

Claude Puel will be without former England international Jamie Vardy due to a groin injury but the Frenchman looks set to get a boost at the back.

Harry Maguire has missed the last five weeks with a knee issue but is likely to return to the fold against Spurs.

Jonny Evans and Rachid Ghezzal could also be named in the starting XI despite missing Wednesday’s draw at the Cottagers.

Tottenham recovered from their north London derby defeat to see off Southampton in midweek and Mauricio Pochettino will demand another big performance.

Spurs need to continue picking up victories if they are to have any chance of catching leaders Manchester City and they welcome back Jan Vertonghen after a one-game ban.

Defensive duo Kieran Trippier and Juan Foyth have been ruled out due to groin and hamstring injuries respectively.

Leicester claimed a 2-1 win in this fixture last season but that is their only win over Tottenham in the last five meetings.

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