Match Previews

Leicester team news: Dunk nearing return to action

All the team news ahead of Sunday's game at the King Power Stadium.

By Charlie Hanson • 21 January 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk could be involved in Sunday's game at Leicester City.

Albion will look to complete a Premier League double over Leicester City on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.

Graham Potter’s men secured a 2-1 victory over the Foxes at the Amex in September, with Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck getting the goals for Albion that day.

Now on a five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, Albion could finish the weekend as high as eighth with a win – depending on how Wolves fair against Brentford on Saturday – while Leicester would cut the gap between themselves and Albion down to a single point with a victory.

Albion have enjoyed as many wins on the road as they have at home, with three of their away wins secured by a one-goal margin, most recently on 2 January when they won 3-2 at Everton.

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Extended PL Highlights: Everton 2 Albion 3

Leicester on the other hand head into this one on the back of a tough defeat. Having led Spurs 2-1 on Wednesday with less than 15 seconds of second-half added time to play, they were somehow defeated 3-2 thanks to two goals from Steven Bergwijn.

Team news

Assistant head coach Billy Reid provided an update on Adam Lallana, Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.

"Shane Duffy won't be fit in time for Sunday's game and neither will Adam Lallana.

"If Lewis Dunk comes through tomorrow's training session, then it's possible he will be involved against Leicester."

Our last meeting

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Extended PL Highlights: Albion 2 Leicester 1

Neal Maupay slotted home from the penalty spot after Jannik Vestergaard handled in the box before Danny Welbeck smartly nodded in to extend Albion’s lead. Jamie Vardy got a goal back for the Foxes with 30 minutes to go and Albion rode out the storm to ensure they took all three points, although Leicester had two goals disallowed.

Leicester player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
James Maddison scored against Tottenham in midweek.

James Maddison is rediscovering the form that has made him one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in recent seasons. With five goals and three assists in his last seven appearances – including a strike in the Foxes’ midweek defeat to Tottenham – the 25-year-old has found his form in front of goal. 

Match officials

Referee: Martin Atkinson.

Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Dan Robathan.

Fourth official: Tony Harrington.

VAR: Graham Scott.

Assistant VAR: Stuart Burt.