Leicester vs Slavia Prague: Europa League preview, team news, stats, kick-off time

James Maddison has a hip problem; follow with our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports' digital platforms; Leicester drew 0-0 with Slavia Prague in the first leg of last-32 Europa League clash

James Maddison holds his foot as he sits injured
Image: James Maddison holds his foot as he sits injured against Aston Villa

Team news and stats ahead of Leicester vs Slavia Prague in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday; kick-off 8pm.

Team news

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says the club is continuing to evolve year-on-year and is optimistic they can finish among the European places in the Premier League once again.

James Maddison is out of Leicester's Europa League last-32 clash with Slavia Prague.

The midfielder has a hip problem after coming off in Sunday's 2-1 win at Aston Villa. The England international had surgery on his hip last July and will sit out the second leg with the tie level at 0-0.

James Justin (knee), Ayoze Perez (knee), Dennis Praet (hamstring) and Wesley Fofana (hamstring) also remain sidelined, with Kelechi Iheanacho banned.

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says he is pleased with his side's defensive performance as they drew 0-0 at Slavia Prague in their Europa League last-32, first leg.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leicester's win over Aston Villa
  • This match sees Leicester City host Czech opposition for the first time, with this clash the first time the Foxes will host a UEFA Cup/Europa League encounter during the knockout stages since a 1-1 draw with Crvena Zvezda back in September 2000.
  • Slavia Prague are winless in all five of their visits to England (D1 L4), with all four of their losses coming against different sides - Leeds United in 1999-2000, Tottenham Hotspur in 2006-07, Arsenal in 2007-08 and Chelsea in 2018-19.
  • Leicester City have won seven of their last eight home matches in European competition (D1), winning all three such matches without conceding a goal this season.
  • Slavia Prague won just one of their last seven away matches in European competition (D2 L4), losing four of the last five (W1).
  • Despite winning three of his previous four home games as a boss in the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League (L1), Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has never seen his sides progress further than the Last 32 stage.
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