Claudio Ranieri Leicester City
Ranieri replaces Nigel Pearson at the Leicester helm. Getty Images

Leicester City host Tottenham at the King Power stadium as the north London club look for their first win of the campaign.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:20pm BST.


Leicester City have started the season in tremendous fashion, winning both their games, scoring six goals in the process. The appointment of manager Claudio Ranieri was heavily criticised but the gamble seems to have paid off, with the Foxes playing some free flowing football in the opening exchanges. Although there are concerns over their ability to keep the ball off their own net, the form of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy would be a major plus for the team, with Shinji Okazaki also looking good to pile in the numbers.

A victory here will see them win their fifth consecutive home game over two seasons and their sixth game in seven interchanges over the past few months. Manager Nigel Pierson pulled off an incredible task of keeping Leicester in the league and they need to keep up their performance to extend that run.

Mauricio Pochettino will be concerned over his team's disastrous start to the campaign, having taken only a solitary point from their opening exchanges. Spurs were undone by their profligacy in front of the goal against United, but put in a disappointing performance at home against Stoke, where they drew 2-2.

The manger has called on the supporters to judge him after 10 games but Harry Kane's fitness has turned into a major cause for concern, with the England international currently their only source of goals. The striker has not had the best pre-season and is still making his way into the league, but the team need him to fire on all cylinders as soon as possible to keep their top four hopes alive.

What Managers Say

Claudio Ranieri: "If we start to build maybe, in three or four years, a lot of players will want to come to Leicester. Why not? Our chairman wants to build a very good team and that's why I'm here. We want to build our foundation and with a big foundation you can then build the first floor, second floor and everything."

Mauricio Pochettino: "They've started very well. I think they played very well last season, they signed some very good players, got good organisation. Ranieri has a lot of experience in football and they've started the season very well. We expect a very tough game against Leicester. The Premier League is very long and we need to keep the same level. We need to improve in areas like the defence and we need to be more consistent. I think everyone says that we need an offensive player but we need to be more consistent because we conceded a lot of goals last season and scoring wasn't our problem."

Betting Odds (By 888Sport)

  • Leicester City win: 22/13
  • Draw: 31/18
  • Tottenham Win: 12/5

Team News

Leicester City

Possible XI: Schmeichel, De Laet, Drinkwater, Morgan, Huth, Vardy, King, Albrighton, Schlupp, Okazaki, Mahrez


Possible XI: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Mason, Chadli, Dembele, Eriksen, Kane