Tottenham Hotspur duo out of Leicester City clash

Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans Ben Chilwell and Jamie Vardy celebrate after the match against Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium in Leicester

Spurs have drawn with defending Premier League champions Manchester City and north London rivals Arsenal in the current campaign.

Tottenham have two players missing for their trip to Leicester this weekend with summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon ruled out of the contest.

Son Heung-min was a surprise omission against Olmypiakos - starting on the bench - so the South Korean will nearly certainly get the nod this weekend - and there could be recalls for Spurs full-backs Serge Aurier and Danny Rose. Mauricio Pochettino's men have won four of their last five meetings with the Foxes but will need his side to put the game against Olympiakos out of their system. He will add cover to the backline while Tanguy Ndombele might have to make way for the rested Moussa Sissoko in the Tottenham lineup.

Under Rodgers, Leicester have a good record at home as they have lost just one game at their home fortress.

One thing which the Leicester fans can take some heart from is the fact that they have managed to net 44 top flight goals against Spurs, which is more than they have netted against any other side. However, they have conceded more goals only against Manchester United (58) and Arsenal (57) in the top-flight than against their weekend opponents (48).


Both teams haven't looked at their best in the new season and will enter into Saturday's contest searching for a win, having failed to come out on top in their most recent fixtures.

Tottenham Hotspur must improve on maintaining in-game leads and managing the game better after throwing away a 2-0 lead in two of their last three matches, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday (Sept 19). The former England worldwide has netted in each of his last three appearances against Tottenham, banging in four goals.

What are the expected weather conditions for Leicester vs Tottenham? . They have not really been at it so far this season.

The bookies are wise to that though - both teams to score is fairly skinny at 4/6 (PaddyPower) - however, backing over 2.5 goals appeals at 4/5 (Bet 365) - a punt that would have generated profit from all Spurs' away days this season.

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