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Leicester team news: Star to return for Aston Villa clash, wideman to be assessed

Champions League hopefuls Leicester City will face off against relegation candidates Aston Villa in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.

The Foxes enter the game on the back of two successive league defeats but have a good opportunity to return to winning ways against the Villans.

Leicester will enter the clash as the favourites but are facing a team desperate for points.

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes side are confident that they will have star striker Jamie Vardy available again after a recent calf problem, according to BBC Sport.  

Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell has been nursing a hamstring problem and will be assessed, added the report.

The reverse fixture between the two teams took place at Villa Park in December and the Foxes won 4-1 following a brace from Vardy and goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans. 

Rodgers’ side can however not afford to take  Dean Smith’s outfit lightly.

The Villans did after all beat them in their League Cup semi-final tie this season 3-2 on aggregate.

If Leicester do manage to win, it will mark the first time that they would have completed the league double over Villa since the 1996-97 season.

Villa have not had the best of luck when playing Leicester away and have won just one of their ten Premier League games away to the Foxes.

With Wilfried Ndidi and Vardy back in the starting XI, Leicester’s side will be strengthened.

They will need to regain form now if they want to ensure that they finish in the top four this season.  

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