Defeat last time out ended Leicester City’s unbeaten start to the campaign (W2, D3 – 90 mins only), although they are yet to concede more than a single goal in any of their six competitive fixtures. However, it was the third Premier League (PL) game this season in which they have conceded a goal within the first 16 minutes.
When it comes to scoring at home, the ‘Foxes’ either struggle to find the net or double down against their opponents after making the breakthrough. Across their previous eight PL home matches, they drew a blank three times, but scored two or more goals in the other five fixtures. Additionally, their last three PL home victories saw at least one goal arrive after the 70th minute.
Tottenham have won just two of their opening six competitive matches (W2, D3, L1), and their 2-2 draw vs Olympiakos in the Champions League midweek was the second time this season they have been pegged back from a two-goal lead. This has contributed to 14 of the previous 19 goals scored in Spurs’ matches arriving before half-time.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won four of the previous five top-flight H2Hs (W4, L1). Impressively, three of those five matches produced at least four total goals.
Players to watch: Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has three league goals this season, and he boasts a record of four goals in four appearances vs Spurs.
Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son scored a brace in his last league match and can boast a record of two in two vs Leicester.
Stat attack: Leicester has conceded just two goals across their previous six PL home games.
Tottenham’s previous three competitive away matches have finished 2-2 – they took the lead in two of those games.
There has been an average of 3.67 yellow cards per game across the previous three H2Hs.
Will not play
Lo Celso G.
(Achilles Tendon Injury)
Referee: Tierney P. (Eng),
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)