Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy signed a new contract in February this year to remain with Leicester City until 2019Getty

Leicester City take on Newcastle United in the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on 14 March.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Leicester are firm favourites to win the 2015/16 Premier League title after an impressive run this season. They come into the fixture after registering a narrow 1-0 victory over Watford in the last league tie.

The Foxes are no longer involved in any other competition, which allows them to completely focus on the league. Claudio Ranieri's side have 60 points after 29 games, leading second place Tottenham Hotspur by two points, who have played one game more than Leicester.

N'Golo Kante
Kante has been impressive in the midfield for the FoxesGetty

Newcastle, on the other hand, are struggling to avoid relegation. They have managed just six wins in the league this term and after the Magpies's last defeat to AFC Bournemouth, they were forced them to sack Steve McClaren from his post at St James' Park.

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has taken charge at the club. The Spaniard will face league leaders in his first match as in charge of Newcastle.

What manager says

Claudio Ranieri: "I don't like so much to play Monday night but that is the rule and I can't change it. I don't like it, is strange. Friday, Saturday, Sunday yes, Monday is too long a wait."

Rafael Benitez: "I am coming from the academy – I was a coach in the academy of Real Madrid in the first division, second division, with some promotions and relegations. I have some experience because I am getting older. At the end it is more or less the same."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Leicester City to win: 4/7
  • Draw: 29/10
  • Newcastle United to win:5

Team form

Leicester City

  • Last five: L L W W W
  • Last result: Watford 0-1 Leicester City

Newcastle United

  • Last five: W W W W D
  • Last result: Newcastle United 1-3 AFC Bournemouth

Team news

Rafael Benitez
Benitez was sacked by Real Madrid after just seven months in charge and has now joined NewcastleReuters

Leicester City

Possible XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez; Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.

Newcastle United

Possible XI: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Mbabu, Colback; Shelvey, Tiote; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez; Cisse.