Leicester City will be pushing for a win after losing grip of third spot following defeat against Bournemouth but face a tough match against Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium later this evening.

The Blades are currently buzzing after their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chelsea in their last Premier League match and are hoping to push for a Champions League spot with another huge win tonight.

The Foxes are currently placed fourth with 59 points while Sheffield sit eighth with 54points heading into the final round of matches.

Team News

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City is substituted off for Demarai Gray of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Norwich City at The King Power Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Caglar Soyuncu serves the first of a three-match ban following his red card at AFC Bournemouth. Ben Chilwell (foot) and James Maddison (hip) are doubts, while Marc Albrighton will be assessed.

Sheff Utd could have John Fleck (groin) available, with Chris Wilder reporting no new injury problems.

Head-to-Head

Leicester City and Sheffield United have played just once and the Foxes won away from home. Brendan Rodgers will hope to do a double over the Blades and cost the gap on Chelsea.

Leicester City will look to respond after their 4-1 defeat at AFC Bournemouth and reassert themselves in the race for a top-four finish.images 59

Sheffield United are looking for a fourth win in five matches as they push for European qualification.

Key Stats

Leicester can keep a fourth consecutive home clean sheet in the Premier League for the first time since February 2016.

Thursday remains the only day of the week when Leicester have failed to win a Premier League match, after five attempts.

Sheff Utd were defeated 2-1 in August’s reverse fixture but haven’t lost both league matches against Leicester in a top-flight season since 1928/29. This is the 38th campaign they have met in since then.

The Blades are attempting to win a third straight Premier League match for the first time since December.

Probable XIimages 60

Leicester City: Schmeichel;
James Justin, Evans, Morgan, Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Fuchs, Pérez, Iheanacho, Vardy

Sheffield United: Dean Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Berge, Norwood,
Ben Osborn, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick

Officials of the Game

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Peter Bankes. Replacement official: Steven Meredith. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Sheffield.

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