Our live stream ahead of Monday evening’s Premier League match Leicester v Fulham is now up, kicking off at 5:30pm.
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more
In each side’s previous game, Leicester City earned point to book their place in the Europa League round of 32; Jamie Vardy scored A 95th-minute equaliser after Fransergio thought he had won game for hosts (90) in Portugal.
Fulham lost 3-2 to Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin climbed to the top of the Premier League table of scoring charts with Craven Cottage double; Fulham left to rue defensive mistakes and another missed penalty as second-half fightback falls short.
Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker addressed a range of topics in Thursday’s pre-Leicester City press conference.
Fans potentially returning to matches…
“It’s a breath of fresh air. It’s what we all want. It’s what the fans want, certainly us as a team we want nothing more than for the fans to come back into stadiums, so that news in terms of where we are in London is perfect. Fans are why we play the game, so it’s good news and hopefully we’re on an upward curve now.”
“They’re a very good side. Brendan [Rodgers] has done a fantastic job there. They’ve got a lot of quality in their ranks and it will be a tough game for us. Another tough game. We understand that, but as always, these are the challenges that we embrace this year. It’s a challenge that we look forward to. This is why we worked as hard and as relentlessly as we did last year to get out of the Championship, to play in these sorts of games every week.”
How close Fulham are to clicking…
“I feel as a team we’re going in the right direction. It’s the fine margins, it’s the nous sometimes in this league. You can’t afford to lose a minute of concentration in this division. You can’t afford to be the wrong side of someone or to make individual errors, because you get punished. At times this year we’ve fallen short on that in terms of understanding. But in saying that, I think anyone who watches us play who has half a clue on football, will see where some of our deficiencies are, but will see clearly where we are as a team, what we’re doing, and how good we are at times. That takes courage with the way we play, and we’ve caused many teams a lot of problems. I feel we’re definitely on the right track.”
“We’re practising, but we always practise penalties. We’ll put a process in place and work out who we think is best equipped to take the penalty. It’s down to who feels the most confident, who feels that they can step up, and we’ll work from there. That will decided in the weeks and days leading into games. A decision on the penalty taker will never be taken on the spur of the moment.”
Ahead of City’s clash with Fulham, manager Brendan Rodgers said: “It will be the same squad. Some of the other boys are training.
We’ve got the likes of Ricardo [Pereira], Wilf [Ndidi] and Çağlar [Söyüncü]… we’re hopeful of getting them some game time in Luhansk when we go there for our next European venture (next Thursday night).
That’s great news for us, coming into a busy period, but otherwise we’re pretty much the same squad.”
Leicester City Premier League form: LLWWWL
Leicester City form (all competitions): WWWWLD
Fulham Premier League form: LDLWLL
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin; Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Reed, Lemina; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro; Mitrovic
Leicester to Win – 1/2 with FanTeam
Fulham’s defence is wide open. Virtually every side they have played have found creating chances far too easy and if the Cottagers are to survive something needs to change quickly. Unfortunately for them, Leicester are one of the form sides in the league and are likely to get the better of them.
Despite a glut of injuries to first-team players, the Foxes have acquitted themselves well this campaign. Vardy and co are likely to get plenty of chances and a win is overwhelmingly likely.
Mark Lawrenson predicts: Leicester 2-0 Fulham
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