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Team news: Gross and Webster to miss Leicester City

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All the latest ahead of Sunday's game against the Foxes.

By Charlie Hanson • 19 September 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster was substituted in the first half against Brentford last weekend.

Albion will look to make it four wins from their opening five Premier League games when they face Leicester City at the Amex on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.

The game is not being broadcast live in the UK, so the only way to watch the game is by getting your hands on a ticket.

Albion sit on nine points and are at least five points better off after four games than in any of their previous four seasons in the Premier League.

The Foxes on the other hand have six points (two wins, two defeats), suffering their defeats to West Ham and Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers' team played on Thursday in the Europa League, drawing 2-2 with Napoli at the King Power, having been 2-0 up.

Team news

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster had to go off in the first half against Brentford.

Graham Potter said, “Pascal Gross and Adam Webster will miss the game, Dan Burn is back in contention, as is Enock Mwepu

"Tariq Lamptey has made really good progress, he's looking better and better each day. He's still on target to be involved in the Carabao Cup next week.

"Adam [Webster] will probably be back the other side of the international break - it's not the best news, but not the worst news."

Our last meeting

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PL Highlights: Albion 1 Leicester 2

Since Albion’s promotion to the Premier League, the Foxes have enjoyed the better of the eight Premier League matches.

Leicester have won six, as well as defeating Albion in the FA Cup last season. The two last played in March with Adam Lallana’s strike after ten minutes being cancelled out by Kelechi Iheanacho’s effort on the hour. Albion were left to rue not taking advantage of their dominance, as Daniel Amartey’s header with three minutes to go secured a 2-1 win for the visitors. They had also won 3-0 at the King Power Stadium in December.

Leicester City player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has enjoyed facing Albion in recent years.

While the Foxes have changed significantly since their Premier League title victory in 2016, Jamie Vardy has remained a constant throughout that time. He also has a taste for netting against Albion, scoring on five occasions against us in the last four years. The 34-year-old has scored 149 goals in 358 appearances for Leicester and has two already this campaign. He has hit double figures in each of his last six seasons.

Match officials

Referee: Stuart Attwell.

Assistants: Dan Cook, Simon Long.

Fourth official: Graham Scott.

VAR: Peter Bankes.

Assistant VAR: Wade Smith.