Leicester will be heading to Ewood Park for their next fixture, facing Blackburn, as their journey in the Championship continues, hopefully keeping up the unbeaten away run in the league.
Leicester played Liverpool last, taking the lead at Anfield, but not able to hold on to it, as The Reds cruised to a 3-1 win, showing the gap between the two levels.
Blackburn manager Jon Dahl Tomasson took charge of Blackburn in front of last season and ended the campaign in 7th place, just outside the play-off zone. This season looks the same as they are just three points away from that spot, being 14th at present.
Callum Doyle is not available as his injury will see him out for four months, joining Alex Smithies, Dennis Praet and Tom Cannon, as the quartet are not available this time.
Leicester will in any situation be able to field a strong team, having Conor Coady, Patson Daka and Harry Souttar all in place to compete for at least a job in the squad.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Cannon, Praet, Smithies, Doyle
BLB: Hedges, Gallagher, Barnes, Leonard, Ennis
Head to Head:
FA Cup; 28.02.2023, King Power Stadium, 1-2 (L)
League Championship; 22.03.2014, Ewood Park, 1-1 (D)
League Championship; 17.09.2013, King Power Stadium, 2-1 (W)
Hermansen; Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin; Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; McAteer, Vardy, Mavididi
Pears; Brittain, Carter, Hyam, Pickering; Travis, Tronstad; Moran, Szmodics, Sigurdsson; Leonard
Predicted Result: 2-0 (Win)
Players In Both Camps, Blackburn Rovers
Focus On; Blackburn Rovers
Manager: Jon Dahl Tomasson
Captain: Lewis Travis
Owners: Venkys London Ltd
Kit Supplier: Macron
Kit Sponsor: Totally Wicked
Stadium: Ewood Park
Blackburn Rovers Football Club is a professional football club, based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, which competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. They have played home matches at Ewood Park since 1890. The club’s motto is “Arte et Labore”, meaning “By Skill and Hard Work” in Latin. They have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Burnley, with whom they contest the East Lancashire derby.
Blackburn Rovers was founded in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. They won five FA Cup finals in the 19th century: 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890 and 1891. The team was crowned English League champions in 1911–12 and 1913–14, then won a sixth FA Cup in 1928. However, they were relegated for the first time in 1936, but returned to the top-flight as Second Division champions in 1938–39. Relegated in 1948, Rovers secured promotion again in 1957–58, but would be relegated in 1966 and again in 1971. Blackburn won the Third Division title in 1974–75, and were again promoted in 1979–80 after suffering relegation the previous year. They won the Full Members’ Cup in 1987.
In 1992, Rovers gained promotion to the new Premier League via the play-offs; this achievement came a year after being taken over by local entrepreneur Jack Walker, who installed Kenny Dalglish as manager. In 1994–95, Rovers became Premier League champions. Relegated just four seasons after being crowned champions, they secured promotion at the end of the 2000–01 season, and went on to win the League Cup in 2002. They spent eleven successive seasons in the Premier League, but were relegated in 2012 and again into the third tier in 2017. Blackburn secured promotion out of League One at the end of the 2017–18 season, read more
The Macron Blackburn Rovers 2023-24 home jersey ditches the red of the previous home shirt. It features the club’s traditional blue-and-white halves, with sleeves in the opposite color, and has a white collar and cornflower blue V-neck.
What lets the Macron Blackburn Rovers 23-24 home shirt stand out is a subtle design. The words “ROVERS F.C.” are also dye-sub printed in tone on tone in the left half of the shirt and on the right sleeve.
The words “ROVERS F.C.” are also printed in blue behind the neck in the same font that appears outside the stadium near the statue of Jack Walker (the club’s Owner when the team won the Premier League in 1994-1995).
The club’s principal partner, Totally Wicked, will continue to have their logo on the front of all men’s over-18s shirts, and Watson Ramsbottom Solicitors remain the back-of-shirt sponsor for the men’s team and front-of-shirt sponsor for the Women’s team.
Honours: Blackburn are one previous Premier League winner, going back to the 1994/95 season, since then they have won the EFL Cup in 2001/02, but not a grand collector of major trophies in modern time of football.
1st Division / Premier League
Winners: 1994/95, 1913/14, 1911/12
2nd Division / League Championship
3rd Division / League Championship
Winners: 1883/84, 1884/85, 1885/86, 1889/90, 1890/91, 1927/28
Runners up: 1881/82, 1959/60
Runners up: –
Champions League: 1995/96
UEFA Cup: 1994/95, , 1998/99, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2006/07, 2007/08
Did You Know? Blackburn Rovers was founded in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. Blackburn is one of only three clubs to have been both a founder member of the Football League and the Premier League (Aston Villa and Everton are the others).
Most Appearances: (D) Derek Fazackerley (1970-1987), 596
Most Goals: (F) Simon Garner (1978-1992), 194
Other Famous Players: Keith Newton, Alan Shearer, Tim Flowers, Jason Wilcox, Paul Dickov, Henning Berg, Morten Gamst-Pedersen, Robbie Savage, Colin Hendry, David Speedie, David Batty, Bob Crompton, Harry Healless, John Byrom, Alan Birchenall, Roger Jones, Glenn Keeley, Mick Rathbone, David Mail, Chris Sutton, Greame Le Saux
Record win: 11-0 v Rossendale United, (FA Cup), 13 October 1884
Record defeat: 0-8 v Arsenal (League), 25 Feburary 1933, 0-8 v Lincoln, 29 August 1953
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