Manchester City v Leicester City team news & stats

Date published: Saturday 6th February 2016 10:02

Jesus Navas: Injury worry, but Sergio Aguero is in fine form

Jesus Navas: Injury worry, but Sergio Aguero is in fine form

The Premier League’s best home record will come up against the best away record when Manchester City host Leicester City on Saturday.

Team news

Manchester City have a doubt over Jesus Navas, who limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury in the midweek win at Sunderland, but Fabian Delph could return.

Vincent Kompany, Eliaguim Mangala, Kevin De Bruyne, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony are still sidelined, though Kompany has trained this week and could face Tottenham next weekend.

Leicester City, meanwhile, remain without Jeffrey Schlupp and Matty James but have no new injury concerns and could include new signing Daniel Amartey for the first time.

Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium is at 12.45pm.

Opta stats

  • Leicester City have failed to score in the last three Premier League games against Manchester City.
  • Manchester City have won 16 of their last 19 Premier League games at the Etihad (W16 D1 L2).
  • Only one team (Everton on January 13, 2016) have stopped Manchester City from scoring in the last 27 competitive matches at the Etihad Stadium.
  • However, Leicester City have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League away games (W9 D5 L1).
  • Indeed, Manchester City have won the most points at home this season in the Premier League (28), while Leicester City have won the most away from home (25).
  • On the day of this game, Leicester City will have spent 47 days on top of the Premier League in 2015-16 – only Manchester City have spent longer in first place this season (100 days).
  • Manchester City have made a joint-league high 62 changes to their starting XI in their 24 Premier League games combined this season, while Leicester City have made the fewest (21).
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 12 goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for Manchester City.
  • Without Jamie Vardy’s 18 goals in the Premier League this season, Leicester City would be 18 points worse off.
  • Vardy has scored the opening goal of a Premier League game on eight occasions this season; more often than any other player.


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