Leicester and Chelsea played out a goalless stalemate on the final day on the Premier League season. The 0-0 draw at the King Power saw Maurizio Sarri’s Blues seal third spot behind Man City and Liverpool. Leicester finished 9th with a 15-7-16 record, same as West Ham, but above the latter on goal difference.
Leicester’s quest to bounce back immediately from the home loss to Newcastle got a slight boost after Lee Probert was announced as the referee for their next fixture against West Ham at the London Stadium.
The Foxes have a wonderful recent record under Probert- they’re unbeaten in their last eight games across all competitions under him, and last suffered defeat back in 2014.
Leicester’s record under Lee Probert in the current 2018/19 season
Leicester 2-1 Brighton
Chelsea 0-1 Leicester
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Former Newcastle legend Alan Shearer named a Premier League Team of the Week consisting of entirely Leicester City players, lauding them for their spirit and resilience to beat Cardiff after the tragic death of their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Shearer said their performance against the Bluebirds reminded him of the Foxes’ fairytale march to the Premier League title in 2016. Continue reading
Both teams have failed to win a single league game between them this month, but Leicester are being considered as favourites going into Saturday’s clash against West Ham.
11th placed Leicester are being quoted at 11/9 to win this clash, while 14th place West Ham are at 27/10 to win at the King Power. A draw, at the time of writing, is at 5/2.
Several pundits have made their predictions for this clash, and all of them reckon Leicester should atleast be able to draw this game, if not win it. West Ham’s injury problems- there will be no Andriy Yarmolenko this weekend, and star marksman Marko Arnautovic struggles to train because of a knee injury, has raised the Foxes’ odds of winning this clash.
West Ham were poor on the road last season too, but did manage a 2-0 win over Leicester in the corresponding 2017/18 fixture.
Leicester’s three game winning streak across all competitions was brought to an abrupt halt as Everton came away from the King Power Stadium with three points thanks to a superb second half strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The visitors had taken the lead through Richarlison’s 7th minute strike, but a superb counter attack before half time saw Ricardo Pereira draw the Foxes level.
Leicester’s Wes Morgan had been sent off in mid September against Bournemouth, and he collected another second half sending off here, dismissed in the 63rd minute. Morgan’s dismissal helped Everton register back to back wins for the first time this season, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring a superb individual goal from long range to sink the Foxes. The Toffees had beaten Fulham 3-0 prior to their visit to the King Power, and are now level on points with Leicester, with both teams having 12 points to show for their efforts after 8 games. Continue reading