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Nigel Pearson
Pearson will hope his team can arrest their current slide and cause an upset against Tottenham on Boxing Day Getty

Leicester welcomes Tottenham Hotspur to the King Power Stadium for a Premier League clash on Friday.

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Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. There is no live TV or radio coverage. Catch the highlights of the match on BBC One and BBC One HD at 11pm GMT.


Leicester City welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day in a clash which is crucial for both teams in the opposite end of the table.

The Foxes remain rooted to the bottom of the table and will remain there post Christmas, and only two teams have managed not to get relegated after being in a similar position in previous seasons. The first was West Bromwich Albion a decade ago and the second team was Sunderland last season.

Nigel Pearson will hope to arrest the slide his team are on, which has seen them win just one of their last ten games. He is also without first choice keeper Kasper Schmeichel for the visit of the Spurs.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane will hope to continue his goal scoring form when Tottenham visit the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day Getty Images

Meanwhile, Tottenham come into this game on the back of three consecutive wins. Following a stuttering start, the White Hart Lane outfit have got a good run going, which has seen them make up ground on their rivals.

Mauricio Pochettino has a fully fit squad to choose from, but will stick to the same lineup that beat Burnley last weekend, which means skipper Younes Kaboul misses out yet again. Emmanuel Adebayor is back in the squad, but will join Roberto Soldado on the bench as the manager prefers in-form striker Harry Kane.

What Managers Say

Nigel Pearson: "What would be a success for us would be to get the elusive win. This period throws up a lot of fixtures in a short period of time. We'll be doing everything we can to change our fortunes on Boxing Day first and foremost."

Mauricio Pochettino: "I think the most important game is the next one. In this type of period you need to believe that. If you plan for another game, if you think another game ahead, and not about the first, you can be wrong. It is important to keep the good feeling in the whole squad. This period is a very busy period that we have. And we need every player fit, ready to play."

Betting Odds (

  • Leicester City to win: 13/5
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Tottenham to win: 11/10

Team News

Leicester City

  • Injured: Schmeichel (metatarsal), Matt Upson (foot)
  • Doubtful: Chris Wood (sick)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hamer, Simpson, Morgan, Konchesky, Wasilewski, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, King, Schlupp, Mahrez, Ulloa.


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Ryan Mason (ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane.