Preview: Trossard fit for visit of the Foxes

Albion are back in Premier League action this weekend, hosting Leicester City at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm. Graham Potter's men will be looking bounce back from the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last time out at Old Trafford.

By Alex Stedman • 21 November 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard will be fit for the game against Leicester City on Saturday.

The Seagulls will be aiming to make it four home victories in a row following the trio of successes on the south coast against Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Norwich City.

This weekend’s opposition picked up a 2-0 home victory over Arsenal before the international break, as second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison gave the Foxes their fifth straight win in all competitions coming into Saturday’s contest.

By Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring against Manchester United.

Team news…

Graham Potter has confirmed that the Seagulls will still be without Bernardo and Jose Izquierdo for the game on Saturday, whilst Aaron Connolly's groin injury that he picked up against Manchester United will see him miss the contest. 

Lewis Dunk will also miss the match through suspension having picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign against Manchester United last time out. 

But there was positive news regarding Leandro Trossard and Adam Webster - Potter revealed that both could be in contention for the match this weekend, and also gave an update on a selection of faces who have recently been away on international duty.  

In his pre-match press conference, the head coach said, "Leandro Trossard rolled his ankle while he was away - it was more precautionary that he was left out of the Belgian squad.

"He's trained with us and he's fine for the weekend. Shane Duffy and Davy Propper are also back fine. Steven Alzate got back late last night, but he's okay too. Aaron Connolly will miss the game this weekend with the same groin problem from the Manchester United game, but hopefully he'll be back for next weekend. Bernardo has been back in training this week, but the weekend is too soon for him.

"Adam Webster has a chance of being fit for the weekend and it's a lot earlier than expected. He's trained today [Thursday] and we'll see how he is tomorrow [Friday]. We have good options in that area of the field."

This weekend’s visitors will wait to hear of news from a late fitness test to Jonny Evans ahead of Saturday. Other than that, Brendan Rogers should have a fully fit squad available.


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Extended highlights: Man United 3 Albion 1

Our last fixture…

Manchester United 3
Pereira (17)
McTominay (19)
Rashford (66)

Albion 1
Dunk (64)

Albion line-up: Ryan (GK); Montoya (March 45), Dunk, Duffy, Burn; Trossard (Gross 59), Stephens, Propper, Alzate; Connolly (Murray 45), Maupay.

Subs not used: Button (GK), Balogun, Schelotto, Mooy.

Their last fixture…

Leicester City 2
Vardy (68)
Maddison (75)

Arsenal 0

Leicester City line-up: Schmeichel (GK); Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chigwell; Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison; Barnes (Praet 74), Vardy, Perez (Gray 60).

Subs not used: Ward (GK), Justin, Morgan, Albrighton, Choudhury.

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Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Southampton earlier this season.

Leicester City’s player to watch…

Jamie Vardy leads the Premier League goalscoring charts having notched 11 times so far this term. The striker has scored in each of his last four league outings and has contributed to 38% of the side’s goals this season - the highest contribution of any player in the division.

Vardy netted in wins against both Sheffield United and AFC Bournemouth in August, before grabbing a brace in the 5-0 home win over Newcastle United in September. A goal against Burnley and a hat-trick in the 9-0 win away to Southampton followed in October, and the 32-year-old then added to his account most recently with goals against Crystal Palace and Arsenal. 

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