Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - Leicester v Leeds Last season: 1-0

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The Independent Online
FILBERT STREET on Monday night will see the meeting of two sides desperate to put disappointing defeats behind them. Seven days ago Leicester manager Martin O'Neill watched in disbelief as his team, usually so full of defiance in the face of superior forces, crumbled to the tune of 5- 0 at Arsenal. Leeds' manager David O'Leary will also want to banish a painful memory, that of George Graham sending his former club tumbling out of the FA Cup at Tottenham in midweek. O'Leary now knows that the Premiership is his last hope for European action next season, but has often said that he expects his gaggle of young players to tire as the season reaches its climax. He will have been cheered this week by the news that his combative England midfielder David Batty should be back in action just as Leeds' fledglings are feeling the pace.

O'Neill forced his Foxes squad to sit through a re-run of the Highbury horror show on video, which must have made gruesome viewing. Although the club are through to their second League Cup final in three years, things are less than rosy in the Premiership. Leicester are without a win since Boxing Day and have slipped perilously into the bottom seven after collecting just three points from the last six games.

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