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Lamptey setback ahead of Leicester visit

Latest team news and everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's game at the Amex.

By Alex Stedman • 04 March 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey will not be available to face Leicester City this Saturday.

Albion are back in action when they face Leicester City at the Amex on Saturday, kick-off 8pm.  

Albion lost 1-0 to West Brom last time out in a dramatic game at The Hawthorns that saw the visitors miss two penalties and have a goal from Lewis Dunk ruled out in the first half. 

Leicester sit third after they drew 1-1 away to Burnley on Wednesday. 


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Alzate's Journey to the Premier League

The Foxes' last win was a 2-1 success away to Aston Villa last month thanks to goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, both of whom will be missing on Saturday through injury.

The two teams met in the Emirates FA Cup last month at the King Power Stadium, with the hosts claiming a 1-0 win with a last-gasp goal from Kelechi Iheanacho. 

Team news...  

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster is aiming to return to full fitness after the international break.

Graham Potter provided an update on his squad when he spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon.  

The boss confirmed that Tariq Lamptey has suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury, while Adam Webster and Solly March will also miss the visit of the Foxes.

Our last fixture…

West Brom 1
Bartley (11) 

Albion 0 

Albion line-up: Sanchez (GK); Veltman, White (Moder 83), Dunk, Burn; Bissouma, Mac Allister (Lallana 45), Gross; Trossard, Maupay, Connolly (Welbeck 61).  

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Propper, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Tau, Zeqiri. 

Their last fixture… 

Burnley 1
Vydra (4) 

Leicester City 1
Iheanacho (34) 

Leicester line-up: Schmeichel (GK); Pereira, Soyuncu, Amartey, Castagne; Tielemans, Choudhury (Tavares 77), Mendy (Fofana 66), Ndidi; Vardy, Iheanacho (Albrighton 67). 

Subs not used: Ward (GK), Fuchs, Thomas, Daley-Campbell, Under, Leshabela.  

The history… 


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FA Cup Highlights: Leicester 1 Albion 0

Albion and Leicester City have played each other 37 times dating back to 1931.

Albion's last win over Leicester City was a 4-1 success at the King Power Stadium in 2014. A brace from Leonardo Ulloa and a goal each from Stephen Ward and Jesse Lingard gave the visitors a convincing success. Ulloa would go on and win the Premier League title with the Foxes.  

The Leicester City Player to Watch… 

By Paul Hazlewood
Jamie Vardy has 12 Premier League goals to his name so far this campaign.

Jamie Vardy has netted 12 times in 23 league matches so far this season and continues to lead the goalscoring charts for the Foxes. 

The fleet-footed forward has taken 45 shots this term and been on target with 60% of those.  

The former England international was on target when Leicester beat Albion 3-0 in the league back in December and most recently found the net against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. 

Match Officials… 

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Keith Stroud.  

VAR:Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday. 

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