09 September 2021, 14:45 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Leicester City F.C. vs. Manchester City F.C. kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at the King Power Stadium.
Preview Leicester City Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview The Foxes return after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road on the third day of the English Premier League. An unmarked Jamie Vardy (8') found the back of the net in the opening minutes with a fine strike from range after he was picked out by Ricardo Pereira. Minutes later, Çağlar Söyüncü thought he had made a legitimate challenge on a Yellow in the box, but the referee pointed to the spot after a consultation with the VAR. Teemu Pukki (44 ' P.) converted from 12 yards, leveling the score-line after sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way. Late in the second-half, a series of quick and intelligent passes from the skulk left the flock stretched. It presented a fine opportunity for Marc Albrighton (76') to restore the lead for Leicester City. Minutes later, Norwich thought they had found the equalizer, but the VAR spotted Todd Cantwell in an offside position. 2-1! It finished in favor of Leicester City. The Foxes are in 9th place with 6 points after 2W, 0D & 1L, and will return behind a form that reads, WLW. A conventional 4—4—2 formation is expected from Brendan Rodgers with James Maddison and Jamie Vardy in attack. In the game against Norwich, Harvey Barnes made way for Kelechi Iheanacho in the 67th minute, but the Nigerian failed to find the back of the net. He is expected to make another off-the-bench appearance on Saturday against City.
Preview Manchester City Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Meanwhile, the Premier League champions return to action after the 5-0 thrashing of Arsenal at the Etihad on Matchday 3. A brace from Ferran Torres (12' & 84') coupled with goals from Ilkay Guendogan (7'), Gabriel Jesus (43'), and Rodri (53') saw off the Gunners as City secured their second win of the season. The resounding victory leaves the Cityzens in 7th place with 6 points after three games: 2W, 0D & 1L. Having a form that reads LWW, Pep will be on the hunt for the third consecutive win in the Premier League this season. He appears to have settled for the 4—3—3 formation with Torres playing through the middle while flanked by Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus. However, with the expected return of Kevin De Bruyne, the shape could change entirely in the coming weeks. The 30-year-old is nursing an ankle injury and remains doubtful for this fixture alongside Phil Foden who has failed to feature in any of City's games this season. According to reports from the Daily Mirror, a contract extension appears to be on the table to keep the 21-year-old at Etihad until 2027. Ederson and Gabriel Jesus will miss the trip to the King Power Stadium due to quarantine measures which are in place. Riyad Mahrez is expected to start on the right on Saturday.