Leicester v West Brom team news and stats

Date published: Monday 29th February 2016 3:14

Danny Simpson: 10pm curfew for Leicester City defender

Leicester host West Brom in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday knowing 10 of the last 12 title winners have been top of the table on March 1.

Team news

N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of Leicester’s next two games with a hamstring injury.

The midfielder came off in the second half of Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Norwich and boss Claudio Ranieri does not expect to have him available to face West Brom on Tuesday or Watford on Saturday.

Right-back Danny Simpson is available against Albion after missing the win over the Canaries following his red card against Arsenal but Daniel Amartey could continue in defence after his debut at the weekend.

Chris Brunt will miss out for West Brom due to the knee injury he sustained at the weekend.

Brunt was carried from the pitch on a stretcher after falling awkwardly during the 3-2 home win over Crystal Palace. The midfielder, who has been filling in as a defender, will undergo a scan on Tuesday to help determine the severity of the problem.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis will hope Jonny Evans can recover from his hamstring injury and replace Brunt at left-back, but Callum McManaman (ankle) and James Morrison (hamstring) remain out.

Opta stats

  • West Bromwich Albion’s win at Everton on their last away trip ended a run of seven games on the road without a victory (D3 L4).
  • Seven of the last eight meetings between these two sides in all competitions have ended as away wins.
  • The Baggies are unbeaten in their last six away trips to Leicester (W5 D1 L0).
  • In the last two matches between the Foxes and West Brom, the Baggies have scored first only to lose 2-3.
  • WBA will be looking to win three successive Premier League games in a row for the first time since November 2012 and for the first time in the competition under Tony Pulis.
  • Leicester City have only made 22 changes to their starting XI in Premier League games (combined) this season; at least 14 fewer than any other club.
  • 10 of the last 12 teams to be top of the Premier League on March 1st (at the end of the day) have gone on to win the title that season.
  • Leicester City have now gone 463 minutes since they last conceded on home soil in the Premier League.
  • The Foxes have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League home games (W11 D4 L1).
  • West Bromwich Albion have attempted a league-low 82 shots on target in the Premier League this season.

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