Leicester vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham can continue their march towards the top four of the Premier League when they go to the King Power Stadium to take on bottom side Leicester City.

It was a familiar story for the Foxes at the weekend as a performance full of determination and graft went unrewarded with opponents West Ham United proving superior in both penalty areas, although the opening goal was gift-wrapped by Paul Konchesky.

Manager Nigel Pearson is trying everything possible to get his side out of the rut which has befallen them since the latter part of September, but he is still waiting for a positive outcome and gaining a victory soon is crucial as they already sit five points adrift of safety.

It has taken a while, but Spurs finally seem to have found their feet under Mauricio Pochettino, thanks in no small part to the impact of Harry Kane, who scored again last time out against Burnley as the club moved to within four points of the Champions League places, which look very much up for grabs.

For Erik Lamela, it must have come as a massive relief to score his long-awaited first Premier League goal, as the Argentine is at last beginning to fulfil his potential and justify his transfer fee, and his youth will look to trouble an experienced Leicester backline here.

Kasper Schmeichel remains out for the home side, so Ben Hamer keeps his place in goal. Meanwhile, Matthew Upson is out and Chris Wood will be assessed after an illness.

The visitors hope to have Ryan Mason available after he was forced off against Burnley, but otherwise their squad is fully-fit.

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