Swansea vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Kept off the top of the Premier League by goal difference only, Leicester City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches when they travel to South Wales to face out-of-form Swansea City. It was a brave effort from Garry Monk’s men last weekend at Liverpool as they put in a strong defensive performance to frustrate their upwardly mobile hosts, but their downfall came when Neil Taylor was penalised for handling in the area and the resultant penalty kick was converted. Lacking in threat going forward, they…

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Leicester vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

The top two in the Premier League meet in a massively intriguing encounter as Leicester City look to retain their far from expected residence at the summit with a win over Manchester United. After Claudio Ranieri was appointed in the summer, the Foxes were earmarked as serious relegation candidates, so to find themselves leading the way after 13 games is nothing short of remarkable. Although Riyad Mahrez and free-scoring Jamie Vardy have received most of the plaudits, the whole team deserves immense credit for what they are achieving, which is largely due…

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Newcastle vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Having climbed out of the bottom three, Newcastle United will be aiming to put together a strong run of form, but here they face the challenge of coming up against a Leicester City side that is just one point off the top of the Premier League. They barely ventured out of their own half, but the Magpies were able to claim a vital win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth before the international break thanks to Ayoze Perez’s goal. The Spaniard’s toe-poke came from one of their rare attacks, as they hardly…

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Leicester vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

They have had their titanic battles in the Championship over recent years, but now Leicester City and Watford meet in the Premier League with both sides ecstatic with the start they have made to the season. There was clearly luck involved for Leicester regarding a couple of penalty shouts at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, but on the balance of play they certainly deserved to come out on top. Ahead of that game against their Midlands rivals, there were questions posed over whether the top-flight’s current most dynamic duo could get…

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West Brom vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to continue their rise up the Premier League table by gaining a third straight victory, but opponents Leicester City have lost fewer matches than anyone in the top-flight so far this season. It was a rearguard action early on for Albion last time out at Norwich City, but once the pressure had subsided they took control of the game and created a number of very presentable goalscoring opportunities. It took until early in the second half to make one of them pay, with the technically…

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Leicester vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Two members of the Premier League’s top six meet at the King Power Stadium, where Leicester City come up against a Crystal Palace side that has had the better of the majority of their recent meetings. Leicester’s game at Southampton last weekend followed a familiar pattern, as they went in at half-time two goals down only to make up the deficit in the second period and extend their unbeaten run on the road to eight matches. They are simply an incredibly difficult side to shake off and they never know…

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Southampton vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be looking to continue their rise up the Premier League with a win at home to Leicester City on Saturday, which would see them leapfrog their opponents in the table. Ronald Koeman’s side seem to have rediscovered their best form of last season, and will hope that the international break has not disrupted their momentum. A comprehensive win over Swansea City was followed by a superlative display at the home of the champions, exposing Chelsea’s recent frailties in the most ruthless style after going behind to an early…

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England vs Estonia – Match preview and team news

England can be expected to play with a certain degree of freedom as they face Estonia in their final home Euro 2016 qualifier, with the visitors needing a result to keep alive their chances of making the play-offs. With Wayne Rooney having become his country’s record scorer last time out against Switzerland, the only remaining target from this relative cakewalk of a campaign is to finish with maximum points. Indeed, Rooney may not even be fit for this clash, so manager Roy Hodgson may sense an opportunity to experiment slightly…

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Norwich vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Norwich City will be hoping to take their unbeaten run in all competitions to five games as they entertain a Leicester City side whose own run without defeat eventually came to an end last time out. The Canaries are catching the eye with their enterprising football and have made a positive start to life back in the Premier League. It could have been even better for them last weekend, only for them to succumb to incessant late pressure and concede a late equaliser to West Ham United, depriving them of…

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Leicester vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Leicester City are now the only remaining unbeaten side in the Premier League, but that record is sure to be tested by an Arsenal side that will be buoyed by a Capital One Cup triumph over rivals Tottenham in midweek. Few would have predicted that the Foxes would be the last team standing with no defeats to their name, but they have been relentlessly difficult to shake off so far. Stoke City were the latest side to be frustrated, emerging with just a point after taking what looked a comfortable 2-0…

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Leicester vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Leicester City will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run when they come up against Midlands rivals Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The attack-minded approach adopted by the Foxes has reaped its rewards and is certainly playing to the strengths of a squad that boasts a wealth of attacking options. The system that they play relies heavily on the two wing-backs, and fortunately former Villa man Marc Albrighton and the long-serving Jeffrey Schlupp are excellent in their roles, making a valuable contribution going forward as…

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England’s confirmed line-up vs San Marino: Everton trio and Jamie Vardy start for Three Lions in Euro 2016 qualifier

Roy Hodgson has named the team that he will be expecting to comfortably claim victory over San Marino this afternoon, and possibly secure qualification for Euro 2016 in the process. Everton trio Phil Jagielka, John Stones, and Ross Barkley will all start the Group E clash in Serravalle, as does Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, despite the racism row that cast some doubt over his international future. Meanwhile, Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been rewarded for his fine start to the season by being awarded his second cap nearly three…

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How the England team would look based on current form: Man United striker and Chelsea defender nowhere near

With England set to qualify for Euro 2016 this weekend, many wondered why Roy Hodgson didn’t decide to experiment a little for the clash with San Marino. Instead, the Three Lions boss opted to spring for a full strength squad, though the announcement may have been lost amid all of the transfer deadline hubbub. But thanks to WhoScored (via The Guardian) we’re now able to see what the best England XI would look like if Roy picked solely on form alone. It’s quite an eye opener. GK: Jack Butland Stoke…

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England international apologises after allegedly racially abusing man in casino

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy has apologised after allegedly racially abusing a man at a casino, according to the Telegraph. The 28-year-old – who opened the scoring during the Foxes’ opening day win over Sunderland yesterday – became involved in a confrontation after he felt that a man was standing behind him at a poker table so he could look at his cards (via Telegraph). The former Fleetwood Town forward then reportedly used a derogatory term to describe the bystander, and had to be restrained by teammate Ritchie…

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Republic of Ireland v England confirmed line ups: Charlie Austin and Jamie Vardy forced to wait for debut

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Roy Hodgson’s starting line up for England’s first game against the Republic of Ireland in Ireland for 20 years has been announced, and there is no place in the eleven for any of three uncapped names in the squad. Strikers Jamie Vardy, Charlie Austin, and goalkeeper Tom Heaton – who have all been rewarded with their first call-ups following promising seasons in the Premier League – will begin the game on the bench. However, with it just being a friendly, and a much more important clash against Slovenia coming next…

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