Hull City vs Leicester City preview: Jamie Vardy set to be rested for Capital One Cup clash

A look ahead to the Capital One Cup fixture at the KC stadium

Alex Keble
Tuesday 27 October 2015 11:06
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Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri embraces Jamie Vardy, the club's man-in-form
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri embraces Jamie Vardy, the club's man-in-form

It’s a big game for…

Marcin Wasilewski: The 35-year-old centre-back was an instrumental member of Nigel Pearson’s Leicester City side last season, but has been restricted to just two Capital One Cup appearances under Claudio Ranieri. With concern growing over Leicester’s defensive record this season, a commanding performance from Wasilewski could see him force his way back into the team.

Best stat…

11

The number of games since Hull City last lost a home fixture in all competitions, a record that stretches back to a 0-0 draw with Manchester United in the final game of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

Remember when…

A Riyad Mahrez goal gave Nigel Pearson’s team a 1-0 victory at the KC stadium in December 2014, ending Leicester’s 13-game losing streak and moving them within three points of Hull City in 17th. The Tigers had two players sent off in a game dubbed “bigger than the FA Cup final” by manager Steve Bruce.

Player to watch…

Abel Hernandez: Hull City’s record signing has burst into life this season with seven goals in his last ten matches. Hernandez will have to work extremely hard as a lone striker against the strength and power of Leicester’s centre-back pairing.

Past three meetings…

Leicester City 0 Hull City 0
Premier League, March 2015

Hull City 0 Leicester City 1 (Mahrez)
Premier League, December 2014

Hull City 0 Leicester City 0
Championship, December 2012

Form guide…

Hull City: WDWDWW

Leicester City: DWLWDW

Vital information…

Kick-off time: Tuesday 27 October, 7.45pm.

TV: Highlights on Channel 5, 11pm, 28 October

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