Leicester City vs Burnley Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Leicester City are yet to hit the ground running this season, and will look to do so with victory over winless Burnley at the King Power Stadium this weekend.

The Foxes won their opening game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers but have struggled since, picking up just the one win since.

And life hasn’t been any easier for Sean Dyche and his side, yet to find victory once this season despite leading in three of them.

Both sides did pick up big, morale-boosting wins in the Carabao Cup in midweek, so will look to build on that.

  • Team news

Brendan Rodgers has almost a full squad available to him, with just James Justin and Wesley Fofana missing as long-term absentees.

Jonny Evans made it through 90 minutes at Millwall in the cup and should be ready for this weekend, but is expected to be on the bench.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman scored in the week and are both pushing to start, as Ayoze Perez, Patson Daka and James Maddison also in contention.

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For The Clarets, new signing Maxwel Cornet made a great impression from the bench against Arsenal in his first Premier League appearance.

He could replace Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the right side of midfield, while Jack Cork might replace Josh Brownhill who missed the midweek rout of Rochdale with a dead leg.

And the striker dilemma still needs sorting, with Jay Rodriguez staking his claim with his four goals on Tuesday.

  • Potential lineups

Leicester City.

Schmeichel; Castagne, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Ndidi, Tielemans; Iheanacho, Lookman, Barnes; Vardy.

Burnley.

Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Cornet, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez

  • Ones to watch

Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes has bounced back from the injury that ended last season with a set of good performances but has yet to register a goal or assist this campaign.

He is a direct runner with the ball and will look to cause some pain to the Burnley full backs who have struggled in one on one situations at times this season.

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Barnes can go left or right and can create for himself or others but, as many of his teammates have, has struggled with the end product so far this season.

It is only a matter of time until his form picks up, he will be hoping that can be the case this weekend.

Maxwel Cornet

It seems to all be about Maxwel Cornet at Turf Moor at the moment.

The Ivory Coast international dazzled in the week – albeit against League Two opposition – when he could have scored three himself.

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He did make a huge difference last weekend when he came on in the defeat against Arsenal, and Clarets fans are clamouring to see their new star man in action.

Like Barnes, he is direct and always looking to create for his team, going down the line or coming inside.

Should he make his debut this weekend, it will be exciting to see himself and Dwight McNeil as a dual threat with their crosses.

  • Past meeting

Burnley 1-1 Leicester City (03/03/21)

Kelechi Iheanacho’s thunderous volley rescued a point for Champions League chasing Leicester, despite being second best for large parts at Turf Moor.

Matej Vydra gave the hosts an early lead, pouncing on Hamza Choudhury’s mistake in the fourth minute.

Iheanacho was then sent through on goal Wilfred Ndidi and he powered a brilliant strike past Nick Pope first time.

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Kasper Schmeichel saved smartly from Chris Wood from a header just after half time, before Ashley Westwood struck the post with a half volley.

Youri Tielemans hit the post himself with a deflected strike as Leicester pushed for a winner.

The draw was probably fair on the balance of play and helped take Burnley a point closer to survival, while Leicester stayed third.

  • How to watch?

Leicester City vs Burnley is a 3pm kick off on Saturday, September 25.

The game is not live on British television.

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