Manchester City V Leicester City, other EPL fixtures

Manchester City V Leicester City, other EPL fixtures

 

Manchester City V Leicester City, other EPL fixtures

Photo credit: BBC/Jamie Vardy is the Premier League's top scorer this season with 18 goals

The Premier League awaits a major upset as Leicester City continues to amass important points. The Etihad will be the venue for another enterprising encounter when Manchester City hosts the Foxes.

Leicester City were thought by many as non-serious contenders and if they come through their next two games at the Etihad and the Emirates unscathed, their list of doubters will reduce even further.

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The test is scary as they come up against a Manchester City side that is unbeaten in their last seven league matches (W4, D3).

It will be quite an intriguing match to see the league's top scorers go up against a Leicester defence that has kept clean sheets in five of their last six games. Leicester City trainer, Ranieiri has the luxury of adding his January signing Daniel Amartey to make things more difficult for City.

But with Manuel Pellegrini set to leave the Etihad at the end of the season, he will task his men to put up a positive attitude against a team with an incredible character.

Both trainers are pretty much aware of the importance of the occasion to their title aspirations and have already started some mind games.

Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini: "It's not the biggest game of the season so far - we can win or lose this game and the Premier League will not end here.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri: "Man City have too many dangerous players. You can play a perfect match but they'll win because they have magicians.

Leicester have headaches only over Jeffrey Schlupp and Matty James but City have the likes of Jesus Navas who is out for three weeks over a hamstring injury, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri, Eliaguim Mangala and Wilfried Bony.

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However, they have a motivation in Player of the Month winner, Sergio Aguero who has scored 12 goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances.

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy is the Premier League's top scorer with 18 league goals this season and City might feel intimidated by his achievement too despite their huge reputation.

SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2016

Man City V Leicester  12:45 pm

Aston Villa V Norwich   15:00

Liverpool V Sunderland   15:00

Newcastle V West Brom    15:00

Stoke V Everton   15:00

Swansea V Crystal Palace    15:00

Tottenham V Watford      15:00

Southampton V West Ham   17:30

Sunday fixtures

Bournemouth V Arsenal               13:30

Chelsea V Man Utd         16:00

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