Leicester vs Norwich preview: Foxes hoping to keep pace at top of the Premier League

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium

It’s a big game for…

Robbie Brady: A daunting task lays ahead for the Republic of Ireland international this weekend, who comes face to face with Leicester’s top assist creator, Riyad Mahrez. The Algeria international has ten assists this campaign, only fewer to Mesut Ozil, and will be refreshed after a weekend off and looking to make amends for their loss at the Emirates, two weeks ago. Brady will need to, somehow, quash the threat of the winger, who has also netted 15 goals this season and will play a vital role if the Canaries are going to get the much-needed points to help their fight against relegation.

Best stat…

20: It has been over 20 years since Leicester last hosted Norwich City in a top-flight fixture, when a goal from Garry Parker sealed a 1-0 victory for the Foxes.

Remember when…

Leicester won 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Carrow Road earlier in the season, with a Jamie Vardy penalty and a 47th-minute strike by Jeffrey Schlupp enough to take three points from the Canaries.

Player to watch…

Jamie Vardy: In a season where many of the big clubs have been inconsistent and somewhat disappointing, the 29-year-old has stood out amongst the biggest names in the league. With 19 goals to his name this season, Vardy is his club’s and the league’s top scorer and arguably the most important member of the Foxes squad that is on course for the Premier League title. His confidence is soaring, after netting just five times last campaign, and will likely be at his best against a struggling Norwich side.

Past three meetings…

Norwich 1 (Mbokani) Leicester 2 (Vardy, Schlupp), Premier League, October 2015.

Norwich 1 (Hoolahan) Leicester 2 (St Ledger, Nugent), FA Cup, February 2012.

Leicester 2 (Wellens, Gallagher) Norwich 3 (Hoolahan, Holt, Wilbraham), Championship, March 2011.

Form guide… 

Leicester: DLWWWL

Norwich: LLLLLD

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3.00pm

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day , Saturday 10.20pm.

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