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Leicester City host Manchester United to the King Power Stadium (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra) on Saturday.
Vardy, 28, has scored in 10 consecutive Premier League games, equaling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record. He can set a new record by scoring against Ruud’s old team on Saturday.
As for United, they sat in second place heading into the weekend but with goals continuing to be an issue for Louis Van Gaal, United’s fans aren’t overjoyed despite looking solid at the back. In this game last season United lead 3-1 but lost 5-3. Expect a tighter game this time out.
Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: De Laet, King, Schlupp, Ulloa, Dyer, Schwarzer, Inler
Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, McNair, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Young, Rooney, Martial. Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, Fellaini, Memphis, Pereira, Schneiderlin, Rashford
Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle, Sunderland and Manchester City are all running through the transfer gossip mill this weekend.
The London Evening Standard has linked Arsenal with a sextet of players in January, apparently eschewing the tradition of a low-movement winter window.
Bayer Leverkusen defensive midfielder Lars Bender is the headline subject, with Arsenal looking for answers at the position outside of current options Mathieu Flamini and Calum Chambers. If they don’t get him — and this is purely cheeky conjecture — perhaps his twin brother Sven could be lured from Borussia Dortmund.
Also linked with the Gunners: Sevilla’s Grzegorz Krychowiak andSporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, with Napoli’s Lucas Biglia and a pair of Nice players in the fray (Vincent Koziello and Nampalys Mendy).
Will Louis Van Gaal go for another Ligue 1 forward to help inject danger into his attack? Former Alex Ferguson-era target Lucas Moura is said to be in play, and the 23-year-old PSG attacker is only a part-time starter in France.
The Daily Mirror tabs Martin Demichelis as a potential departure from Manchester City, at least on loan. And it says they could use him to shore up the back line at brother club New York City FC.
Speaking of MLS, this one slipped through the cracks over Thanksgiving, but could Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins make a short-term return to goal-hungry Northeast England?
Let’s say you’re a 16-year-old goalkeeper who’s already appeared five times for AC Milan. What are you worth on the transfer market? Gianluigi Donnarumma’s super agent Mino Raiola says, “I’d compare him to a [piece by Italian artist Amadeo] Modigliani. He’s worth 170 million.”
Jurgen Klinsmann’s lack of strong left backs puts the USMNT in a bind when it comes to the use of Fabian Johnson, but the Bundesliga star keeps making his case on the wing for Borussia Monchengladbach.
After scoring in the UEFA Champions League at midweek, the slick-moving American added two more to his account on Saturday.
The first came when he finished off this gorgeous bit of a ball movement against Hoffenheim.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 28, 2015
Johnson’s razor-thin run was finished with a fortunate dink off the goal post and in, as the 27-year-old picked up his second Bundesliga goal of the season.
The second goal needs no words.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 28, 2015
Klinsmann has sometimes used normal center backs at left back in order to deploy Johnson further up the field, where he’s been a key part of ‘Gladbach’s success. Many who didn’t watch the Bundesliga had been critical when Johnson began to be deployed further forward by the U.S. national team coach.
Much like Michael Bradley, the temptation to use Johnson in a second- or third-best position is high for Klinsmann. Saturday’s goal only adds to that predicament.
Five Premier League games are coming your way at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, with plenty of tasty matches on the slate.
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Saturday, 10 a.m. ET kick offs
Manchester City vs. Southampton – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN) – [STREAM]
Injury-hit City will look to rebound from that crushing home defeat to Liverpool last week, while Saints also need to get back on track but Graziano Pelle is missing.
Sunderland vs. Stoke City – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, USA) – [STREAM]
The Black Cats put in a composed defensive display away at Palace on Monday to win, while Stoke have won two-straight games and victory could take them into the top six.
Aston Villa vs. Watford – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
Boy, it’s getting serious for Villa. Remi Garde’s side were battered at Everton last week and Jack Grealish is in trouble. Watford are solid and will fancy this, big time.
Bournemouth vs. Everton – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
The Cherries are without a win in seven and let a 2-0 lead slip at Swansea last week. Everton are flying after a 4-0 win over Villa with Lukaku and Barkley running the show.
Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
Alan Pardew facing his former team and even though the Eagles are struggling to score goals, they’re in a much healthier position than relegation-haunted Newcastle.