Leicester City v Crystal Palace team news & stats

Date published: Friday 23rd October 2015 12:53

Jamie Vardy: Has scored in nine straight Premier League games for Leicester City

Jamie Vardy: Has scored in nine straight Premier League games for Leicester City

Jamie Vardy will bid to become only the fifth English player to score in a seventh straight Premier League game when Leicester City host Crystal Palace.

Team news

Jamie Vardy and Jeff Schlupp have recovered from wrist and head injuries sustained in Leicester’s come-from-behind draw at Southampton last weekend, but Leonardo Ulloa will again miss out with a thigh problem, though he could return in the Capital One Cup against Hull City in midweek.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are without the suspended Dwight Gayle, who was sent off for two bookable offences against West Ham last weekend and joins the injured Marouane Chamakh and Connor Wickham on the sidelines, leaving Patrick Bamford and Fraizer Campbell battling for a place up front.

Opta stats

  • Leicester City have won just one of their last six Premier League games against Crystal Palace, losing four and drawing one.
  • On home soil, Leicester have lost their last two league encounters with Palace after avoiding defeat in the eight before that (W5 D3).
  • In all league games, the Foxes are without a win in their last four meetings with Palace (D1 L3), with their last league victory against the Eagles coming in January 2012 (2-1 away).
  • Crystal Palace have won nine of their last 12 Premier League away games (W9 D0 L3) – this after winning just nine of their previous 61 on the road in the top-flight.
  • Leicester have won a league-high seven points from losing positions this season and have lost just one of the six PL games they’ve been behind in (W1 D4).
  • Jamie Vardy will be looking to become only the fifth different English player to score in 7+ successive Premier League games after Alan Shearer (7), Ian Wright (7), Mark Stein (7) and Daniel Sturridge (8).
  • Vardy has had a hand in 18 goals in his last 19 Premier League appearances (13 goals, five assists).
  • Leicester have scored a league-high tally of six goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded the highest proportion of goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season (50% – five of 10).
  • Palace have averaged 2.25 points per game away from home under Alan Pardew (W9 D0 L3), compared to 1.27 points per game at home (W6 D1 L8).

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