Preview - Leicester vs Burnley 2 Dec

Started by Bensergi, Dec 02, 2017, 11:58 AM

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Leicester vs Burnley

After taking down Tottenham in midweek, Leicester manager Claude Puel is out for another scalp as Burnley pay them a visit.

Puel has described the win over Tottenham as the best so far of his short spell at the club.

Burnley won 1-0 in the most recent meeting, which ended a ten-match winless run in this fixture. They will be aiming for back-to-back wins against the Foxes for the first time since a run of three in a row back in 1968.

The Foxes have only failed to score in one of their last 14 home league matches, the 2-0 defeat by Manchester City.

Meanwhile, the tricky Riyad Mahrez is regaining the form which won him the League Player of the Year in 2016. The Algerian has been involved in five goals in his last seven league appearances, scoring three and setting up two.

Cracking the Burnley iron defence won't be easy. Only Manchester United and Manchester City have conceded fewer Premier League goals than their haul of 11 goals.

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs returns to the squad after missing the Tottenham win following the birth of his daughter.
Puel has reported no fresh injury concerns.

Burnley full-back Matt Lowton was ruled out of the 2-1 midweek victory at Bournemouth because of a minor knee injury and he remains a fitness doubt.

Steven Defour was forced off against the Cherries after taking a bang to the knee but he should be available.

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Burnley


Match Stats:

  • Leicester 1-0 Burnley
  • Shots: 16-14
  • Possession: 51%-49%
  • Corner kicks: 10-7

Damarai Gray scored the only goal as Leicester City won for the second time in a week to edge Burnley.

After only six minutes Riyad Mahrez curled a cross into the box, which was parried by Nick Pope, before falling to Gray, who bundled in before colliding with a post.

Chris Wood came close to equalising but his effort was smothered by Kasper Schmeichel.

Phil Bardsley thwarted Jamie Vardy with a superb tackle, while Gray was denied a second when his strike hit the woodwork.

Successive wins leave Leicester ninth, while Burnley, whose winger Robbie Brady was carried off on a stretcher in the first half, drop to seventh.

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