Manchester Metropolis suffered a blow to their title defence within the Three-2 defeat to Crystal Palace, however Kevin De Bruyne is again to face Leicester
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De Bruyne was named Participant of the Season by his membership as Pep Guardiola’s aspect swept to Premier League and EFL Cup glory final season, however he has been hindered by a pair of medial knee ligament accidents this time round.
The Belgium midfielder returned to the beginning line-up from his newest setback in an EFL Cup quarter-final on the King Energy Stadium final week, the place he scored a surprising aim in a 1-1 draw with Leicester earlier than the holders prevailed on penalties.
De Bruyne’s playmaking companion David Silva is on the bench following a hamstring pressure, whereas Danilo is available in for Kyle Walker at right-back following a poor exhibiting from the England defender within the Three-2 defeat to Crystal Palace final day out.
Leicester are unchanged from the XI that surprised Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, that means Guardiola is confronted with a significantly stronger line-up than the one he was in a position to negotiate within the EFL Cup.
- Leicester are winless of their final 4 video games in all competitions towards Manchester Metropolis (D1 L3), with every of the three defeats coming within the Premier League.
- Manchester Metropolis are on the lookout for their fourth consecutive win towards Leicester within the Premier League – previous to this run, they’d gained simply 4 of their first 11 video games towards the Foxes within the competitors (D2 L5).
- Leicester have gained simply two of their final 15 video games towards Manchester Metropolis in all competitions (D5 L8), with each of these victories coming below Claudio Ranieri.
Manchester Metropolis have misplaced simply certainly one of their seven away video games towards Leicester within the Premier League (W4 D2), with that defeat coming in December 2016 (Four-2).
Since they have been promoted again to the top-flight in 2014-15, Leicester Metropolis have misplaced all 4 of their Premier League Boxing Day video games.
- Manchester Metropolis have gained eight of their final 10 Premier League Boxing Day video games (D1 L1), successful the final 4 in a row. Their solely defeat in that run got here towards Sunderland in 2012-13 (Zero-1).
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