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Tottenham vs Leicester – Match Preview

Tottenham are expected to restore the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen to their starting line-up.

Forward Clinton Njie remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri expects leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy to return following minor groin surgery last week.

N’Golo Kante is fit despite being substituted on Sunday, while Demarai Gray could make his league debut.

Editor’s Note: These two sides played out a pulsating F.A. Cup tie on Sunday in which the final result probably did neither side any favours, the fact they have to go to a replay next Wednesday means it will be the third time they will face each other this month. Their respective cup exploits go on the backburner for now as the focus shifts back on the League.

Both Managers rested key players at the Weekend so expect both sides to make a hatful of changes which should enable them both to return to full strength. Dele Alli has just signed a new contract at Tottenham until 2021 and he should feature from the start Tonight.

Last time out in the League Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw away at Goodison Park, although they went behind it’s fair to say they dominated the first half after hitting the post and bar but only Dele Alli could breach Tim Howard’s net as they had to make do with a share of the points

This is a key game in the battle for a Champions League place, Spurs can’t overtake Leicseter with a win at White Hart Lane but they can close the gap to a point and more importantly can solidify their current position of 4th in the table.

Leicester have been quite goalshy of late with them failing to find the net in their last 3 league matches the news that Jamie Vardy is set to return will be a massive boost for Claudio Ranieri who when quizzed yesterday said that their will be no more transfer business for The Foxes, so they will need the key men firing on all cylinders between now and the rest of the season.

The one bit of business they did do was in the form of Demarai Gray, he looked lively on Sunday and created Leicester equaliser as for Spurs they are still do any business and will be hoping Sunday’s hero Harry Kane can add to the 50th goal that he scored from the spot late on.

The last time these two sides met in the League it was a 1-1 draw with Dele Alli getting his first goal for the club and Riyad Mahrez leveling soon after, Tonight I think Tottenham will have the slight edge with them being at home and the fact that Leicester are without a win in 3 league matches. A tight Home win for me


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