Leicester City play against Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, with the hosts hoping to pick-up a much-needed three Premier League points.

The Foxes are currently on a good run of form and have won three of their last four league games. There is no doubt that they will fancy their chances of securing European football next season.

Leicester have recalled youngster Harvey Barnes from his loan spell with Championship club West Bromwich Albion and the 21-year-old could be in line to play during the game, according to a report published by BBC Sport. 

Meanwhile, Foxes defender Jonny Evans faces time on the sidelines after having suffered a broken toe.

The last time that the two teams met was in the Premier League was back in August at the St Mary’s Stadium and Claude Puel’s team won 2-1 through goals from Demarai Gray and a Harry Maguire injury time winner. Ryan Bertand was the goalscorer on the day for Southampton.

Leicester have since knocked the Saints out of the Carabao Cup on penalties.

Southampton will also fancy their chances of getting something from the game. Their performances have improved since Ralph Hasenhuttl replaced the sacked Mark Hughes as manager of the south coast club.

Their recent performances at the King Power Stadium have also been decent and the past three games between the two sides at the ground have ended in 0-0 draws.

Leicester will also be looking to bounce back following their humiliating FA Cup exit at the hands of League Two side Newport County last Sunday.

Puel’s team, who are in seventh place on the Premier League standings, will fancy their chances of winning against their opponents, who are currently struggling to avoid relegation.

The Leicester manager has the added motivation of facing his former employers, who he will feel showed him the door at St Mary’s prematurely.


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