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Getting To Know: Leicester

13 March 2014

A look at Saturday's opponents

Barring a major dip in form Leicester City will be playing Premier League football next season, after they stretched their lead to 15 points on third placed Derby.

A routine win at Barnsley mid-week put them in cruise control at the top of The Championship, and The Foxes haven’t tasted defeat in 16 league games. 

Having suffered play-off heartbreak last season, Nigel Pearson’s side have set their sights on a return to the top flight.

The goals of David Nugent and Jamie Vardy are a massive asset, and they also have former-Seasider Kevin Phillips to call upon.

Back in September City drew 2-2 at Bloomfield Road, when Paul Konchesky and Andy King were on target for the visitors. 

How they’re getting on…

Having not lost since early December, when they were defeated at Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester have continued their momentum into 2014, and have won their last three matches by a 3-0 score line. 

On Tuesday they cruised past Barnsley, having beaten Charlton and Ipswich in similar fashion previously. 

Man in charge…

In 2011 Pearson returned to the King Power Stadium for a second stint, having previously guided the club to the League One title in 2009.

After just over a season at Hull City, Pearson returned to Leicester and has pushed for promotion ever since and in January he won the Manager of the Month award for The Championship.

Scoring the goals…

The strike-force of Nugent and Vardy has produced 34 goals so far this season, as their partnership continues to flourish.

Nugent has 19, with Vardy close behind with 15, whilst Phillips is a regular off the bench, and he netted a late winner at Bournemouth recently.

On home soil…

At home Leicester have lost just once all season, and that was against Nottingham Forest back in November.

That was one of just four games where The Foxes have dropped points at home, and they’ve beaten the likes of Charlton and Ipswich in recent weeks. 

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