Leicester vs Tottenham team news: Knee injury rules out Christian Eriksen as Harry Kane starts while Gokhan Inler on bench for Foxes

Erik Lamela starts for Spurs in the only change to both sides

Jack de Menezes
Saturday 22 August 2015 14:11 BST
Tottenham are determined to hold on to Christian Eriksen
Tottenham are determined to hold on to Christian Eriksen (Getty Images)

Harry Kane is fit to lead the Tottenham attack in their Premier League clash with Leicester, but Christian Eriksen misses out after suffering a knee injury.

Kane had to be replaced midway through the second half during the 2-2 draw with Stoke last weekend, with Erik Lamela coming on in his place. However, Lamela starts alongside Kane at the King Power Stadium due to Eriksen’s absence in a team that is otherwise unchanged.

Leicester have made a stunning start to the season to shut up their critics with two victories on the spin, and manager Claudio Ranieri names an unchanged line-up for the clash.

New signing Gokhan Inler is named on the bench, having completed a £5m move from Italian side Napoli in midweek.


Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Mason, Chadli, Dembele, Lamela; Kane.

Subs: Vorm, Rose, Trippier, Alli, Bentaleb, Carroll, Onomah.

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Huth, Morgan, Schlupp, Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy.

Subs: Schwarzer, Kanté, Kramarić, Ulloa, Fuchs, Benalouane, Inler.

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