Crystal Palace v Leicester City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th March 2016 11:32

Andy King: A doubt for Leicester City's game at Crystal Palace

Andy King: A doubt for Leicester City's game at Crystal Palace

Leicester City midfielder Andy King has fared well against Crystal Palace in recent years but is a doubt ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.

Team news

 

Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has a sore back and will undergo a late fitness test, but Connor Wickham has an adductor injury and is not expected to return until after the international break, while James McArthur (ankle) and Marouane Chamakh (hip) will also miss out.

Leicester, meanwhile, will assess Andy King’s fitness after the midfielder the 1-0 win over Newcastle on Monday with a sickness bug.

Matty James is close to a return following a cruciate knee ligament injury but will not be considered for selection yet as he regains match fitness.

Opta stats

  • Leicester City have lost just five of their last 41 Premier League matches (W25 D11 L5), but four of those have been against London clubs (Arsenal 2, Chelsea and Spurs).
  • Claudio Ranieri’s team have the best away record in the top flight, picking up 31 points so far.
  • Crystal Palace have taken just four points from the last 36 available in the Premier League (W0 D4 L8).
  • Crystal Palace are the only side in the top four tiers in England yet to win in 2016.
  • The Eagles have lost their last five Premier League games at Selhurst Park and defeat to Leicester would equal their longest losing run at home in PL history (also did this in April 1998).
  • All four goals in this fixture since the two teams returned to the top flight have been scored between the 50th and 60th minute.
  • Andy King has scored in his last two league appearances against Palace. He has also scored on two of his last three visits to Selhurst Park with the Foxes.
  • Jamie Vardy needs one more goal to reach 20 league goals for the season. The last Leicester player to score 20 times in a top-flight season was Gary Lineker in 1984-85 (24 – no Leicester player has done it during the Premier League era).
  • Kasper Schmeichel has now kept 11 clean sheets this season in the Premier League, five more than he did in the whole of 2014-15.

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