The Foxes return to the King Power Stadium after losing their last two home games. This form appears to have alarmed the boardroom, with John Percy of The Telegraph reporting that chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is set to attend his first game in over six weeks on Monday.
According to the report, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his job after a disastrous start to the season, but Srivaddhanaprabha is also determined to support the 49-year-old, who has been in charge since February 2019 and has won the FA Cup and Community Shield with the Foxes.
Only Leicester's dismal start to the season prevents Nottingham Forest, who have three more points than their opponents, from currently being at the bottom of the Premier League. That will change, though, if Forest lose this match, which would see them finishing the ninth game week at the bottom of the table.
This season, the Reds have taken the lead first in four of their seven games, but have only collected four points from those games. They have taken the lead in their last two games against fellow promoted teams Fulham and Bournemouth, but have lost both games 3-2.
Steve Cooper's flurry of new signings are struggling to gel cohesively, and he will be hoping that this fixture will be the one to change that. Forest's emphatic 4-1 FA Cup win over Leicester last season will instil confidence in the team, who are hoping to avoid losing their fifth consecutive league match in a single season for the first time since 2004.
Lewis O'Brien and Jesse Lingard may make their return to the starting lineup, while Cooper may be tempted to start with a back four after recent performances, with Loic Badé hoping to come into the defence to make his Forest debut.
Ward; Castagne, Evans, Faes, Justin; Ndidi; Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy.
Henderson; Williams, Worrall, Badé, Lodi; Yates, Freuler, O’Brien; Johnson, Lingard; Awoniyi.
After finishing last season with four goals and three assists in Leicester's final four Premier League games, Maddison has carried that form into this season, scoring three goals and registering one assist in the first six games.
The 25-year-old has scored his side's opener in four of his last goal scoring outings and will be hoping to put Leicester ahead again during this match.
Johnson will be eager to add to his goal involvements this season after such a productive season in the Championship last year.
The 21-year-old scored 18 goals and registered 10 assists in the Championship last term and has two goals in the Premier League this season, but if he wants to remain Forest's talisman, he will need to be more involved during this campaign.
Where is the game being played?
What time is kick-off?
This match is on Monday, October 3, and kicks off at 8pm.
How can I watch?
The fixture will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League as part of Monday Night Football.