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MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester City v Albion

4 November 2016

Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's trip to the Champions

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Sunday as they travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City (ko 4.30pm).

The opposition

Everyone knows what happened last year. The fairytale to end all fairytales saw Leicester City crowned Premier League Champions after barely escaping the drop in the previous season. But things haven't been running quite as smoothly this time out. 11th in the table, and just two points ahead of Albion, the Foxes have been performing better in the Champions League than the Premier League.

Last time out

Games between Albion and Leicester haven't been short of goals in recent years. The Baggies' last visit to the King Power in March saw Salomon Rondon and Craig Gardner notch in a 2-2 draw. At The Hawthorns the previous October, Jamie Vardy scored the 8th goal of his record-breaking run as Leicester came from behind to win 3-2.

GARD OF HONOUR: Craig Gardner's free kick draws Albion level at Leicester last season

Team news

James McClean misses out for the Baggies through suspension after he picked up his fifth booking of the season against Manchester City last weekend.

There are no new injury concerns for the hosts.

Stats

Ben Foster and Kaspar Schmeichel have both made 35 saves in ten Premier League games this season. Albion have benefitted slightly more as a result, conceding 14 goals to Leicester's 16. And the two keepers will have their work cut out for them on Sunday; there have been 36 goals in the last ten meetings between the two sides.

BIG BEN: Foster denies Dele Alli in October's draw against Spurs

From the archive

Albion moved four points clear of the chasing pack in the race for automatic promotion after a 2-1 Championship win at Leicester in November 2009. Graham Dorrans and Gonzalo Jara were on target for Roberto Di Matteo's side.


Head to head

Sunday will be the 110th meeting between the Baggies and the Foxes. Albion have the more favourable record, winning 50 of those games including a 6-4 triumph at The Hawthorns in September 1954.

Tickets

Tickets for this weekend's clash are no longer available, with the Baggies backed by a sell-out following of 2,040. Thanks for your terrific support!

Transport

British Transport Police have arranged for a special train of five carriages to leave Leicester at 19.10 on a non-stop trip back to Birmingham.

However, fans intending to catch this special service are advised it may leave earlier if all the carriages are full.

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 4.30pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. There will also be comprehensive coverage across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

Supporters can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler talking you through the action.

Press conference




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