Leicester vs Man City confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Alex Jennings
Leicester travel to Wolves on Friday night: EPA

Manchester City’s hectic schedule rolls on with a visit to Leicester City in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Pep Guardiola may be relieved to focus on on-field matters as his club continues to escalate their response to a two-year European ban handed down by UEFA last Friday.

The visitors could extend their lead over Leicester to seven points should they secure a win following their 2-0 victory over West Ham in midweek, but Guardiola has lost two of his three league trips to the King Power.

Leicester will hope an upcoming trip to the Santiago Bernabeu could prove to be a fatal distraction for the Citizens, but their injury-ravaged defensive midfield might be punished by De Bruyne and co.

Here's what you need to know.

When is the match?

The match kicks off at 5.30pm at the King Power stadium.

What TV channel is it on?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Subscribers will be able to stream the match through the SkyGo app.

Team news

David Silva is a doubt for the visitors after picking up a knock in midweek but Raheem Sterling will definitely miss out. Oleksandr Zinchenko is back from suspension.

Wilfred Ndidi will not be risked by Leicester, who are also without Nampalys Mendy, Daniel Amartey and the suspended Hamza Choudhury. Ryan Bennett could make his Foxes debut if Brendan Rodgers opts for a back three.

Confirmed line-ups

Leicester: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Fuchs, Ricardo Pereira, Maddison, Tielemans, Praet, Chilwell, Iheanacho, Vardy

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, Rodri, Mahrez, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Aguero

Prediction

Neither side will be at their best here. Leicester’s defensive midfielders are all sidelined, meaning Rodgers will have to play a very attacking trio or alternate to a back three and hand loanee Ryan Bennett a baptism of fire. City will have an eye on their tie with Real Madrid in the Champions League and will likely rotate as a result. A draw between a slightly out-of-form Leicester and distracted City seems a likely result.

Leicester City 1-1 Manchester City