West Brom vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Leicester City are determined to build on their win last time out and they will be aiming to boost their survival prospects with a win at West Bromwich Albion.

The home side are probably still wondering what hit them in their last game as they were blitzed by struggling Queens Park Rangers, so they will feel that they owe their home fans a response on Jeff Astle Day. It was a display of slack defending which is not associated with teams led by Tony Pulis.

The Head Coach will be keen to stress that there is still work to do to ensure Premier League safety, so defeat to another side in the bottom three would be far from ideal. Victor Anichebe’s presence could prove crucial, and the powerful former Everton striker’s battle with Wes Morgan will be one to watch.

Victory over West Ham United has brought Leicester right back into the reckoning, as they were finally rewarded for their industry and determination. It looked like it would be another bad luck story as David Nugent saw a penalty saved and the Londoners drew level, but a first Premier League goal for Andy King edged them over the line.

It was the evergreen Esteban Cambiasso who got the first with a wonderful strike, and he will be involved in a fascinating duel with the equally experienced Darren Fletcher in the midfield. This is one of just three away games left for the Foxes, who undoubtedly have the quality to compete at this level, but must utilise it better.

West Brom are unable to call upon Youssouf Mulumbu, who begins a three-match ban after his sending off against QPR. Ben Foster and Callum McManaman are both injured, but Craig Dawson returns from suspension.

The away side have a fully-fit squad to choose from, but King could start after his match-winning contribution against West Ham.

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