Leicester Football News

Thibaut Courtois urges Chelsea to keep up pressure on Manchester City

Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea must maintain their winning sequence to be in a position to pounce if Manchester City slip up. And Courtois reckons the Blues must prove they are the best of the rest if City, who won a 16th successive Premier League game against Tottenham on Saturday, do not relinquish their grip on top spot. “It’s important to ...

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: We can still do much, much better

Pep Guardiola insists his Manchester City team can get even better despite sweeping almost all comers aside this season. City are 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League after winning their last 15 games, a record in the English top flight. Plaudits have poured in for the stylish and resilient football City have played this term but, ...

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Leicester V Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium : Match Preview

Strong midweek display gives Puel a selection dilemma Leicester boss Claude Puel has a selection dilemma ahead of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace. Shinji Okazaki scored twice after starting against Southampton while Andy King also scored on his return to the team as Demarai Gray, Marc Albrighton and Vicente Iborra were rested for the 4-1 away win. Christian ...

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Christian Benteke – I let Palace down with penalty miss against Cherries

Christian Benteke concedes he let his Crystal Palace team-mates down when he ignored instructions and took the penalty which he then missed in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. The striker, still to score in 12 appearances this season, defied those around him when Palace won a late penalty to take it instead of Luka Milivojevic, who had already converted one ...

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Pellegrino tasks all Southampton players with keeping Eden Hazard quiet

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino says his whole team will be tasked with containing Eden Hazard on Saturday as the Belgian is too good to be man-marked. Saints face third-placed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, hoping to bounce back from their embarrassing 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester on Wednesday. Their chances are likely to depend on keeping Hazard quiet. The forward ...

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Hodgson warns goal-shy Benteke and could turn to Sako

Roy Hodgson has warned the goalless Christian Benteke he is willing to use Bakary Sako as a striker and that Crystal Palace “cannot afford to carry anyone”. The club-record £27million signing is yet to score in 12 appearances this season, and despite being their only senior recognised striker, is under growing pressure after Sako came off the bench against Watford ...

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Guardiola envisages an even more polished Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has promised Manchester City will keep on improving after setting a new Premier League record for consecutive wins. City chalked up a 15th successive victory on Wednesday night as bottom club Swansea were swept aside 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium. They remain 11 points clear at the top and Guardiola insisted ahead of Saturday’s visit from Tottenham that ...

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A closer look at Manchester City's record 15-match unbeaten run

Manchester City set a new Premier League-record winning run of 15 games by beating Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday evening. Here, Press Association Sport breaks down the games and the statistics involved in their streak, which exceeds Arsenal’s in 2002. Bournemouth 1 Manchester City 2, August 26 Raheem Sterling’s late goal proved decisive after Gabriel Jesus cancelled ...

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Southampton 1-4 Leicester – 13-Dec-2017 : Match Report

Leicester thrash Saints as Puel proves point Claude Puel exacted revenge on his first return to Southampton as Leicester romped to a 4-1 Premier League win at St Mary’s. Shinji Okazaki’s brace and further goals from Riyad Mahrez and Andy King eased Leicester past the struggling Saints, who could only muster a scrappy effort from Maya Yoshida. Frenchman Puel was ...

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Southampton V Leicester at St. Mary's Stadium : Match Preview

Saints hoping for Cedric Soares fitness boost ahead of Leicester clash Cedric Soares could return from hamstring trouble for Southampton’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Wednesday. The Portugal full-back returned to full training on Monday, but will still be assessed further ahead of the St Mary’s encounter. Boss Mauricio Pellegrino could mix up his selection following Sunday’s 1-1 ...

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