Manchester City vs Leicester City: Team news, kick-off time, likely line-ups,and team news

Gabriel Jesus was on target as Manchester City defeater Leicester 2-1 at the Etihad last term

Leicester team news

Riyad Mahrez will miss a third successive match for Leicester when they travel to Manchester City. The winger has not been seen by the club since a move to the Etihad collapsed on the final day of the transfer window, missing training and the games against Everton and Swansea. The only change to the squad will see Shinji Okazaki drop out with a knee injury that could sideline him for up to two weeks. Leicester provisional squad Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Simpson, Chilwell, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Iborra, Choudhury, Vardy, Iheanacho, Diabate Manchester City have lost 67 per cent of their home Premier League matches against Leicester (four out of six), their highest percentage of home defeats against any club in the Premier League. Leicester City haven’t lost three consecutive league matches against Man City since August 1961. City have scored at least three goals in each of their last five Premier League home games; the most they’ve done is six (December 2013), while the record in the division is seven games, by Manchester United in March 2010. Leicester City haven’t collected a single point in any of their last nine Premier League matches against sides starting that day top of the league, losing all nine by an aggregate score of 3-20. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 25 home Premier League games (W20 D5); it’s the 14th such run of 25-plus games in Premier League history, and the longest since Chelsea’s run of 26 that ended in April 2014. After a seven-game unbeaten run on the road (W3 D4), the Foxes have picked up just one point from their last 12 available away in the Premier League (W0 D1 L3). Leicester have both scored and conceded in nine of their last 11 Premier League away games, with the other two results finishing 0-0 in that run. Jamie Vardy’s three Premier League goals against Man City all came in the same game, a 4-2 win in December 2016; he is one just three players to score three Premier League goals against Man City with all goals coming in a hat-trick, along with Gabby Agbonlahor and Tony Cottee. Vardy has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances – the last time he scored in more consecutively was his record run of 11 between August and November 2015. Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last six games at the Etihad in all competitions, netting 10 goals in that run. He’s never previously scored in seven consecutive home games for Manchester City.

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