Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Kelechi Iheanacho of Keicester City celebrates scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group G stage match between Leicester City and SC Braga at The King Power Stadium on November 5, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Leicester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday night for an all Midlands affair at the King Power Stadium.

With the international break coming up the Foxes will be wanting to go into the break with six wins on the bounce in all competitions, having beaten; Arsenal, Leeds United, FC Zorya Luhansk, AEK Athens and S.C. Braga in that run.

A win for the Foxes will also take them top of the table depending on whether Liverpool fail to beat Manchester City on Sunday night.

Wolves are unbeaten in their previous four matches and will be confident they can spoil the Foxes recent good run.

Team News:

The Foxes will be without their three main long-term absentees; Caglar Soyuncu (Abductor), Wilfred Ndidi (Abductor), Ricardo Pereira (ACL) and Timothy Castagne (Hamstring).

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However, supporters will be pleased to know that Jonny Evans has been passed as fit and could be in contention to start following a back injury.

Brendan Rodgers has also confirmed that midfielder James Maddison is passed fit following treatment on a dead leg he received against Braga.

Wolves on the other hand only without long term absentee Jonny who suffered a knee injury back in August and Marcal who has suffered with a thigh injury since joining the club in the summer.

Apart from that, Nuno Espirito Santo has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Predicted Line Up:

Leicester: Schmeichel; Albrighton, Evans, Fofana, Fuchs, Justin; Mendy, Tielemans; Maddison, Vardy, Barnes

Wolves: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Ait-Nouri; Neto, Podence, Jimenez

Last Meeting:

Last season both times the two sides met in the Premier League; the games ended in 0-0 draws. However, in the game at Molineux, it was a bit more exciting than a stereotypical bore draw.

The home team were controversially denied a goal by VAR for an apparent offside in the build-up, with replays showing there was millimetres in it.

Leicester also received a red card in the second half when Hamza Choudhury received his marching orders for a second bookable offence.   

Ones to watch:

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One of the standout players for Leicester so far this season has been Harvey Barnes. The England international has been in sensational form this season and has been one of the main reasons as to why the Foxes are placed so high up the table.

Having missed out on the latest England squad to a lot of fans amazement. Barnes will definitely be out there trying to prove to Gareth Southgate that he should be in that squad.

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As always, a Wolves player to watch has to be Mexican forward, Raul Jimenez.

The Mexican has scored 34 goals in 83 Premier League appearances and has already scored four goals this campaign. His physical presence as well as his pace will cause the Leicester back line a number of problems during the game and they will need to be on top of their game to keep him quiet.

Pre-Match Thoughts:

Speaking before the match in his pre-match press conference Rodgers shared his thoughts of the on the opponents whilst speaking very highly of Wolves in the process.

He said: “Last year we had two 0-0s! It will be a tight game. Nuno’s teams have a clear structure, that back five, and he’s done a fantastic job. They’ve been very consistent. They’ve got no European football this year so have a clear run.”

On the manager and their squad, he went on to say: “I think he’s done an outstanding job. They’ve got a balance in their team. Conor leads them so well, a great communicator and plays with real quality. Jimenez has great mobility and scores all types of goals. They’re a very good side. I’m looking forward to it on the back of how we’ve been playing.”

Nuno also spoke highly of Leicester in his pre-match press conference saying: “Leicester is a fantastic team and you can see in their previous games, even yesterday against Braga, how well they played.”

Having played in the UEFA Europa League last season, the manager related to Leicester’s congested fixture list and the pressure it puts on the squad. He said: “Last season, we faced a calendar like Leicester, with only three days between games, it’s really hard, but you consider how well Leicester are doing, and yesterday, you can see a team that has competed very well with a lot of talented players.”

How to Watch:

Kick-off for the game is 14:00 and will be live on Sky Sports Premier League as part of their Super Sunday. You can also follow live updates on the Vavel Website and Twitter page.

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