Leicester City

Leicester City host Arsenal in the 2014/15 Premier League season at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is 4 pm BST. Live TV coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, and radio coverage on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 at 10.30 pm BSTon BBC1.


Leicester City welcome the Gunners to the King Power Stadium on Sunday and it's the third match in a row that they are facing a team from last year's top five. They hosted Everton on the opening day and then faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

The Foxes have showen a lot of grit and performed admirably against both teams, earning a draw against the Toffees and lost 2-0 to Chelsea after a fighting performance.

Nigel Pearson has almost a fully fit squad to choose from apart form Matthew Upson, who is out with a long-term injury. Leicester recently completed the signing of veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso from Inter Milan and he could be in line for his debut this weekend.

Arsene Wenger
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Meanwhile, Arsenal come into this game on the back of a grueling 1-0 victory over Besiktas in the Champions League qualifier, but the relief of making to Europe's elite competition for the 18<sup>th consecutive time will give them confidence ahead of this game.

However, it was an intense and physical game and that might prompt Arsene Wenger to make some personnel changes ahead of the fixture against Leicester. Arsenal will be without Olivier Giroud, who is ruled out for at least four months with a fractured tibia, but will welcome back Aaron Ramsey, who sat out the Champions League game through suspension.

Stat of the Match: Leicester won their first Premier League home game against Arsenal (2-1 in November 1994) but none of the subsequent seven games saw them claim three points.

What Managers Say

Nigel Pearson (Leicester City): "Our philosophy in terms of dealing with all of our opponents is to try and find the way for us to play to our strengths. It's about us trying to exploit any potential weaknesses that they have and they'll be doing exactly the same thing."

Arsene Wenger (Arsenal): "It is a team with a lot of threats. I think they have just bought two players as well. They bought Cambiasso from Inter Milan who is a very good, intelligent player so they will be a big challenge for us."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Leicester City to win: 18/5
  • Arsenal to win: 7/9
  • Draw: 27/10

Team News

Leicester City

Probable Line-up: Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Mahrez, King, Hammond, Schlupp; Nugent, Ulloa.


Probable Line-up: Szczesny; Debuchy, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Özil; Sánchez.