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Leicester vs West Brom – Match Preview

Leicester’s influential midfielder N’Golo Kante is expected to miss the next two matches because of a minor hamstring problem.

Andy King will take Kante’s place, while right-back Danny Simpson is available after suspension.

Chris Brunt’s knee injury is still being assessed but he will miss West Brom’s trip to Leicester.

Jonny Evans could return from a hamstring injury but James Morrison remains out with a similar issue.

Editor’s Note: Leicester stay top after last Weekend’s fixtures thanks to a late Leonardo Ulloa winner. Was it a result which shows the signs of this season Champions or had Norwich nearly worked out how to contain The Foxes.

It was all set to be a frustrating Afternoon at King Power on Saturday but to the relief of a particularly tense home crowd Ulloa popped up at just the right time and was the hero of the hour, it was a big win because it also put the onus on both Tottenham and Arsenal to get results, Tottenham did their part but Arsenal fluffed their lines at Old Trafford.

With Leicester playing 24 hours ahead of their two nearest rivals again a win here would again heap pressure on the two North London sides but failure to win would give both Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger a massive boost going into their Midweek Fixtures.

Claudio Ranieri knows he has to take this one game at a time and the next hurdle is West Brom, but the hurdle could be harder to climb without N’Golo Kante who has suffered a hamstring injury in that win over Norwich. Kante has been one of the key men in a team of heroes this season but how much will Leicester miss that industry from Midfield Tonight.

They play host to a West Brom side who won on Saturday Evening in a game where it seemed like they did there very best not to. After going 3-0 up at home to Crystal Palace they looked like they were coasting but it seemed as if they took their foot off the gas and allowed Palace back in the game.

Palace pulled it back to 3-2 but Tony Pulis’ side did just enough to hold on for all 3 points and a win that subsequently sees them move above Palace in the table. It was a rare start for Saido Berahino on Saturday and he scored a fantastic 3rd Goal for The Baggies, one that should see him start Tonight.

West Brom have done just about enough to stay up this season, they could do with probably 2 more wins but you would imagine they will pick them up at home between now and the final day. Therefore there’s no real pressure on them Tonight, can they put a spanner in the works in terms of Leicester’s title tilt.

Leicester showed they had enough in the tank to find a winner on Saturday but how much effect will it have on them Tonight. I think the fact they are at home will do them no harm at all, I expect the Leicester fans will push them on and I reckon it’s another win for this seemingly unstoppable charge to the title. Home win for me.

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