Newcastle worries that Joe Willock, who suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton, may miss their next two games. Due to foot injuries, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, and Kieran Trippier are all questionable. According to manager Dean Smith, Leicester has sped Kelechi Iheanacho’s recovery from a groin problem, hoping he will be ready to play at St James’ Park.
In addition, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall could recover from an ankle injury. But according to Smith, the midfielder who received a painkiller shot before this game is a “bigger concern” than Iheanacho. Along with Danny Ward, Jannik Vestergaard, and James Justin, Caglar Soyuncu still has a hamstring injury. Newcastle is attempting to win both of its Premier League games against Leicester for the first time since the 1994–1995 campaign. Three of the Foxes’ last four Premier League games against the Magpies have ended in defeats, which is more losses than during their previous 10 matches (W8, L2). On January 10, Newcastle defeated Leicester 2-0 at St. James’ Park in the EFL Cup quarterfinals. Also Read:Barcelona celebrates their title as Real Sociedad aims of returning to UCL.
Newcastle Team News
With a win, the Magpies would reach 72 points, their greatest total in the Premier League since coming in second place with 78 points in 1995–96. Newcastle scored 67 goals this season, their best in the Premier League since they scored 74 in 2001-02. In their previous nine Premier League games, they failed to maintain a clean sheet, and in their previous 16 games, they only managed one shutout. Eddie Howe is undefeated in all six games when playing Leicester at home in the Premier League (W4, D2). Since the beginning of April, Callum Wilson has scored 11 goals in 10 top-flight games, averaging one per 50 minutes.
Leicester Team News
The Foxes might be demoted from the English top division for the 12th time, tying Birmingham City for the most such instances. All nine of their league games this year against the top five clubs in the standings have ended in losses for them.
Leicester will make history by playing four straight Monday Premier League games. They lost to Fulham and Liverpool before drawing with Everton to earn their lone point from the three games prior. Since defeating West Ham 2-0 on November 12 they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 21 straight Premier League games.
Leicester has given up 41 league goals on the road in 2022–23, their most in a 38–game season since 1914–15. The last time the Foxes won their last away league game was in 2013–14 when they defeated Huddersfield 2-0 to earn promotion to the Championship. Since then, they have not done so (D3, L5) during any of the preceding eight seasons. Dean Smith’s three away Premier League games against Newcastle have all resulted in draws, as did his two seasons with Aston Villa and his campaigns with Norwich.
Newcastle United’s possible starting lineup:
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Anderson, Guimaraes, Almiron; Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Gordon
Leicester City’s possible starting lineup:
Iversen; Pereira, Evans, Souttar, Castagne; Ndidi, Soumare; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho
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