Leicester City vs Brighton live updates and team news from King Power StadiumHello and welcome to live coverage of Leicester City versus Brighton at the King Power Stadium. The Albion sit seventh in the Premier League and have a chance to go fifth with a victory in this 3pm kick-off, whereas the Foxes are just two points above the relegation zone in 15th. The Seagulls thrashed the Leicestershire outfit 5-2 earlier this season, back when Graham Potter was head coach, and they are favourites to win this encounter with Roberto De Zerbi at the helm.
Brighton starting XI:Sanchez; Gross, Van Hecke, Dunk, Estupinan; Caicedo, Mac Allister, Lallana, March, Mitoma; WelbeckSubstitutes:Steele, Lamptey, Webster, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Gilmour, Ferguson, Veltman13:46Richard MillsNot a happy hunting groundDespite their thumping win last time out, Brighton have not had much joy in Leicester's backyard. The Albion's only victory in their past 12 away matches against Leicester in all competitions was by 4-1 in the Championship in April 2014 (Five draws and six losses).
Leicester 0-1 Brighton14:54Richard MillsNot long now! Just over five minutes until kick-off. Come on you Seagulls! 14:42Richard MillsNot taking this game lightlyRoberto De Zerbi is well aware Leicester are struggling this season but they still have dangerous players. We are ready and able to play well and play a very important game. If we want to win at Leicester we have to play a perfect game because although they are not so high in the table, they are always a good team with very good players. 14:27Richard MillsBrendan Rodgers' verdictThe Leicester boss is a big admirer of Brighton and how they operate. “It’s a tough game. There’s no respite in the league.
Playing against a fantastic team and it’s a club I really admire in terms of how they bring players in to fit the strategy. They keep the ball really well and that allows them to create chances. Roberto’s come in and will add his bit to it. They’ve got a really good bunch of players who are technically really good. ” 14:11Richard MillsLeicester team newsTwo changes for the home side as Brendan Rodgers swaps out Wilfred Ndidi and Marc Albrighton for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Dennis Praet, who are both back in the side following injury. Leicester XI: Ward, Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas, Dewsbury-Hall, Mendy, Praet, Tielemans, Barnes, VardySubstitutes: Iverson, Soyuncu, Maddison, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Daka, Vestergaard, Brunt, McAteer14:00Richard MillsBrighton team newsTwo changes for Brighton as Welbeck and van Hecke replace Ferguson and the injured Colwill.
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READ MORE: Paul Merson agrees with Mark Lawrenson about Leicester City and Brighton amid bottom three claim The visitors, however, will be without defender Levi Colwill who has a muscle injury and Leandro Trossard is not an option anymore after being sold to Arsenal on Friday. The hosts could welcome back James Maddison who has been out with a knee injury and Dennis Praet is also available, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ayoze Perez could also return. For live coverage of the encounter, follow our updates here. 15:49Richard MillsHalf timeA good, even contest in the first 45 minutes. Mitoma's stunner gave Brighton the lead but Albrighton cancelled that out with a close-range finish.
HT: Leicester 1-1 Brighton15:41KEY EVENTGoalLeicester equaliser seven minutes before half time. Barnes is played onside on the left by substitute Veltman and he runs at the Dutchman. His shot is blocked, the ball then falls to Tielemans and his effort is denied by Dunk. But the ball spills loose to sub Albrighton and he slots home. Leicester 1-1 Brighton15:34Richard MillsLeicester changeAnother injury as Praet heads off for the hosts and on comes Albrighton replaces him. 15:29Richard MillsForced changeLallana cannot continue after receiving treatment on the pitch. Veltman replaces him. A real shame. 15:28KEY EVENTGOOOOOAAAALLLLKaoru Mitoma bends in a stunning curling effort from just outside the box.
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