- Drew 1-1 at WHL on Oct. 29
- Last five head-to-head: 1W-3D-1L
- Spurs lead all-time 52W-21D-34L
Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur aim to finish their season in good form, one year after finishing 1-2 in the Premier League (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
King Power Stadium saw the Foxes win the league last year, with Spurs the runners-up.
Tottenham is now locked into second place and enters the match with 80 points, 10 behind Chelsea.
Leicester’s 43 points are good enough for 11th, two points behind Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, and Bournemouth. The Foxes can still finish eighth by winning Thursday vs. Spurs, again on Sunday, and getting a little help from Saints.
The Foxes are limping to the finish line due to injuries, not form. Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Andy King, Danny Drinkwater, and Nampalys Mendy are among those who are either big question marks or ruled out for Thursday’s match.
Tottenham took a shot, too, as Danny Rose needs surgery and could miss the beginning of next season.
What they’re saying
Leicester’s Craig Shakespeare on the injury woes: “It means other people get their opportunities. The players can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I expect us to have a real good go, to finish as high as we can.”
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino on next season’s motivation: “Next season and during the summer we need to find a way to inspire them, to motivate them to push further in our performances and to find different ways to play. Then try to add more quality, maybe, if we are capable of finding this type of player that can help us for the next season to play better, to be better and try to compete better in different periods of the season.”
Closer than you think, but Spurs will continue to pile up points by denying Leicester more than a few sniffs at goal. 2-1 Tottenham.