On Saturday Leicester City host Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) as the Foxes continued their battle against relegation.
After four-straight wins, Leicester succumbed to Chelsea on Wednesday but that didn’t make the headlines. The bizarre rant of Leicester boss Nigel Pearson towards a journalist did, but all of that will be forgotten if the Foxes can extend Newcastle’s run of defeats to eight on the spin.
If Leicester grabs a fifth win in six they will be just a point behind Newcastle and the Magpies’ relegation chances will increase exponentially.
In team news Leicester bring in James, Schlupp and Mahrez, while Newcastle make two changes as Paul Dummett and Moussa Sissoko come into the starting lineup.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Wasilewski, Huth, Morgan, Albrighton, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy. Subs: Schwarzer, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Hammond, Wood, Kramaric
Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett, Gutierrez, R.Taylor, Colback, Sissoko, Riviere, Perez. Subs: Woodman, Abeid, Anita, Ameobi, Cabella, de Jong, Armstrong