West Brom v Leicester City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 30th October 2015 1:38

Jamie Vardy: Could join elite club with another goal

Jamie Vardy has the chance to equal the longest goalscoring streak in the Premier League when high-flyers Leicester City visit West Brom.

Team news

West Brom manager Tony Pulis has kept a tight lid on the identity of several injury doubts for Saturday’s clash, but one is thought to be James Morrison who has been missing in recent weeks with an ankle problem.

Leicester revert to a familiar line-up after making 10 changes in midweek for the League Cup, with Leonardo Ulloa fit again and ready to take his place on the bench.

Opta stats

  • West Brom have lost just two of their last nine league meetings with Leicester (W6 D1), although one of those defeats came last time out; 2-3 last April at the Hawthorns.
  • Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 14 league clashes with the Baggies.
  • West Bromwich Albion have won just two of their last six league games against Leicester City at the Hawthorns, losing four.
  • The Baggies have lost just two of their last seven top-flight games (W4 D1), while they have registered five clean sheets in these matches.
  • Indeed, since taking charge of his first West Brom game on Jan 10th 2015, Tony Pulis has seen his side keep 16 clean sheets; three more than any other side.
  • Since April 4th 2015, the Foxes have lost just two of their 19 top-tier games (W12 D5) as well as picking up more points than any other side in that period (41).
  • In-form striker Jamie Vardy has netted in each of his last seven PL appearances, a run bettered only three times before – Ruud van Nistelrooy in Aug 2003 (10) and Jan 2002 (8) and Daniel Sturridge in Feb 2014 (8).
  • Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kanté has made a league-high 38 interceptions this season.
  • All eight of West Brom’s Premier League goals this season have come in either the 15 minutes before half-time or the 15 minutes after the break (four in each period).
  • That haul of just eight goals this season for the Baggies is the joint-lowest total this season (along with Watford)

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