Leicester City v Aston Villa team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th September 2015 4:30

Leicester City v Aston Villa: Teams meet at King Power Stadium on Sunday

Leicester City v Aston Villa: Teams meet at King Power Stadium on Sunday

Leicester have lost only one of their last nine Premier League home games against Aston Villa going into Saturday’s latest encounter.

Team news

Claudio Ranieri has hinted that Gokhan Inler could make his first start for Leicester City, but Nathan Dyer will have to make do with a place on the bench following his loan move from Swansea.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, are set to hand a debut to Joleon Lescott, but Tiago Ilori lacks match fitness after joining on loan from Liverpool.

Jack Grealish could return from an ankle injury for the visitors, who also have doubts over Idrissa Gueye (hamstring) and Adama Traore (ankle). Gabby Agbonlahor is fit again following illness

Opta stats

  • At home, Leicester City have suffered just one defeat in their nine Premier League games against Aston Villa (W4 D4).
  • However, overall Leicester have enjoyed just one win in their last five Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (D1 L3).
  • The two league meetings between these Midlands’ sides last season produced three red cards (Matthew James for Leicester and Ciaran Clark for Villa at the King Power Stadium and the Foxes’ Paul Konchesky at Villa Park).
  • Claudio Ranieri has averaged 1.43 points in his seven Premier League games against Aston Villa. Only against Man Utd, Charlton and Arsenal has he won fewer points on average (min 2 games).
  • Leicester have scored 37 top-tier goals in 2015. Only Man City (52), Arsenal (40) and Chelsea (38) have netted more.
  • The Villans have conceded a total of 11 goals in their last four top-tier away games (W1 L3).
  • The Foxes have netted a league-high three headed goals already this season, 38% of their total haul.
  • Villa boss Tim Sherwood’s Premier League managerial win % rate has now fallen below 50% for the first time in his career (48.7%).
  • Winger Scott Sinclair has bagged a total of five goals in his last two games in all competitions for the Villans.
  • Jordan Amavi has embarked on 32 dribbles in the Premier League this season, eight more than any other player.

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