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Burnley vs Leicester: Lookman, Iheanacho, Ndidi, Look To Help Foxes Record First League Win In Two Months

Burnley vs Leicester: Lookman, Iheanacho, Ndidi, Look To Help Foxes Record First League Win In Two Months

The trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman, would hope to help Leicester City end their poor run in the Premier League when they visit Burnley on Tuesday.

Going into today’s fixture Leicester are winless in their last five Premier League games, losing three and drawing two.

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Leicester’s last win came on 28 December, 2021, when they edged Liverpool 1-0 at the King Power thanks to Lookman’s goal.

But they will have their work cut out when they face Burnley, as the Clarets have only lost once at home in the Premier League since the start of October.

Sean Dyche’s men have managed to put together a decent run of form lately as they are unbeaten in their last three games, winning two and drawing one.

It would take a major turnaround in fortunes for Leicester to suddenly surge back into European contention in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers’ side currently occupy 13th position on 27 points in the league standing but have four games in hand.

And while Iheanacho will hope to score his first Premier League goal since December 2021, Lookman will be looking to net his fifth of the season in the English topflight.

On his part, Ndidi is yet to find the back of the net in the league after 16 games played.

And concerning injuries, Burnley attacker Matej Vydra is back training following his hernia operation but will not be ready for Tuesday’s game, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will not be back anytime soon.

Charlie Taylor and Maxwel Cornet were both fit enough for places on the bench at Selhurst Park, and the former will expect to displace Erik Pieters after he left with an injured knee on the hour mark on Saturday, but Dale Stephens has picked up a minor strain.

Cornet is also a strong candidate to take Jay Rodriguez’s place in attack, and Jack Cork was another early substitution at the weekend, with Ashley Westwood now in the frame to start.

And for Leicester, Jamie Vardy is set to make the squad for the trip to Turf Moor, but the striker will certainly not start after a couple of months out, and James Justin will not be ready just yet.

Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, Ryan Bertrand and Jonny Evans remain out for the long term, and Rodgers will need to assess the fitness of his entire squad after their European exertions.

Ricardo Pereira ought to be fine to return at right-back after his precautionary absence for the Randers second leg.

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