West Brom vs Leicester City preview: Jamie Vardy aiming to add to stunning total this season

A look ahead to the Premier League match at the Hawthorns

Alex Keble
Friday 30 October 2015 17:19 GMT
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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy

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It’s a big game for…

JAMIE VARDY: Another goal this weekend and Vardy will become only the third player in Premier League history to score in eight consecutive games. The England international will draw level with Daniel Sturridge, and just two shy of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.

Best stat…

57: The percentage of matches in which West Brom have kept a clean sheet since Tony Pulis’s appointment in January.

Remember when…

Leicester City scored two goals in the last ten minutes to beat West Brom 3-2 at The Hawthorns in April last year. It was the beginning of a remarkable run of results that saw Leicester take 22 points from a possible 27, whilst Vardy’s 90th minute winner marked the beginning of a goalscoring run that is yet to end.

Player to watch…

RIYAD MAHREZ: The 24-year-old Algerian has scored or assisted in eight of his ten matches in all competitions this season, and leads the charts for most successful take-ons (four per match). His creativity will be vital against such well organised opposition.

Past three-meetings…

West Brom 2 (Fletcher, Gardner), Leicester City 3 (Nugent, Huth, Vardy), Premier League, April 2015

Leicester City 0, West Brom 1 (Cambiasso), Premier League, November 2014

Leicester City 1 (Shorey og), West Brom 4 (Cox 2, Tchoyi, Reid), Premier League, October 2010

Form guide…

WEST BROM: WLLLWW

LEICESTER: WLWDWD*

*lost 5-4 on penalties

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3pm, Saturday 31 October

TV: highlights on BBC1

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