Tottenham v Leicester team news and stats

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 4:08

Eric Dier and Demarai Gray: Aiming for three points tomorrow

Leicester will hope to end their recent Premier League goal drought when they tackle Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening (8pm).

Team news

Spurs are hoping midfielders Ryan Mason and Mousa Dembele will be fit for Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League clash.

The pair missed the 2-2 FA Cup draw against the Foxes with ankle injuries and could return.

Clinton Njie has been struggling with a knee problem, while Alex Pritchard is nearing fitness after four months out with an ankle problem.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy looks set to return after coming through a full training session on Tuesday.

The Foxes’ 15-goal top scorer missed Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw at White Hart Lane after a minor groin operation. But he’s returned to full training this week and boss Claudio Ranieri looks likely to recall him.

Jeff Schlupp remains out with a hamstring injury while Matty James is closing in on a return from a knee injury but is unlikely to feature. Demarai Gray could also make his league debut after signing from Birmingham last week.

Opta stats

  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Leicester (W3 D2).
  • After scoring in 18 successive Premier League matches, Leicester City have now failed to score in their last three games in the competition.
  • The last nine league meetings between these two clubs have produced 38 goals (4.2 per game on average).
  • The Foxes have the Premier League’s lowest passing accuracy so far in 2015-16 (69.8%).
  • Leicester City have conceded more goals to opposition substitutes than any other Premier League team this season (8).
  • Tottenham have fielded the youngest starting XI this season in the Premier League on average (24y 304d).
  • Leicester City have scored a league-high five goals from fast breaks this season in the Premier League.
  • N’Golo Kanté has made the most tackles (79) and interceptions (81) in the Premier League so far this season.
  • Spurs have committed a league-high 258 fouls in the Premier League so far in 2015-16.
  • Tottenham Hotspur have attempted 61 more shots on target (126) than they have allowed their opponents (65) in the Premier League this season – the biggest difference of all 20 teams.

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