Sheffield United vs Leicester preview
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Last Updated: 23/08/19 1:25pm
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Sheffield United vs Leicester in the Premier League.
Sheffield United have an injury doubt over John Fleck for Saturday's 3pm game, but Callum Robinson has trained all week after limping off against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Summer signings Ravel Morrison and Lys Mousset could miss out again, although the former has been told he could get a chance to play in Tuesday's Carabao Cup game against Blackburn.
Leicester are expected to be without Ben Chilwell for a second successive week after the full-back picked up a hip complaint, but he is 'likely' to return against Bournemouth next weekend.
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- This will be the first Premier League meeting between Sheffield United and Leicester City, with their last top-flight match coming back in February 1976, a 1-1 draw at Filbert Street.
- Sheffield United have failed to win any of their last six competitive matches against Leicester City (D2 L4), losing each of the last three - their longest losing streak against the Foxes.
- Sheffield United have won six of their last 10 Premier League home games (D2 L2), netting at least once in each of those 10 games.
- Leicester have drawn their last three Premier League games. They last drew four in a row in league competition in November 2004 (a run of six), while they last had a longer such run in the top-flight in April 1977 (four games).
- Since scoring in the 86th and 90th minutes against Arsenal in April, Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has attempted just three shots in his last 360 minutes of Premier League football, with only one of those attempts on target (0 goals).
- Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has lost three of his four matches against Sheffield United as manager (W1 L3), with each defeat coming with a different side (Watford in 2009, Reading in 2009 and Swansea in 2010).
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
This is a really good game.
Sheffield United have great support at home and I expect them to be quite expressive, but Chris Wilder is very good at getting the balance right at the back and they had a fantastic defensive record in the Championship. I saw them last week and I wasn't convinced by the defence but they seem to get the job done and when you are on a roll then you start to believe and confidence is a magic word in football.
I thought Leicester should have won at Chelsea and I expect them to be challenging the top six. They have to replace Maguire but they have pace and movement and good players in attack.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-2 (17/2 with Sky Bet)