Leicester are back home after two games away, win and defeat on the road as Preston North End are next, following a brilliant performance at Ewood Park, hammering Blackburn Rovers 4-1.
Not really seeing much change to the line-up, but of course a change in the back is needed, with Jannik Vestergaard out, giving space to either Harry Souttar or Conor Coady, expecting to see the former Wolves captain in the starting line-up.
Preston’s great start to the season was knocked back at home to West Bromwich, seeing a 3-0 defeat at Deepdale is not usual, but hopefully Enzo Maresca has done his homework and will put pressure on them from start.
Callum Doyle and Kasey McAteer, as well as Jannik Vestergaard will miss the game, Doyle and McAteer out with injuries, Vestergaard suspended du to yellow cards. Dennis Praet are also out with a long term injury.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Cannon, Praet, Smithies, Doyle, McAteer, Vestergaard
PNE: Ramsay, Evans, Riis
Head to Head:
League Championship; 24.04.2010, Deepdale, 1-0 (W)
League Championship; 30.10.2010, King Power Stadium, 1-0 (W)
League Championship; 15.01.2011, Deepdale, 1-1 (D)
Hermansen; Pereira, Faes, Coady, Justin; Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; Fatawu, Vardy, Mavididi
Preston North End:
Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; Potts, Whiteman, Ledson, Brady; Holmes, Browne; Osmajic
Predicted Result: 3-1 (Win)
Players In Both Camps, Preston North End
Focus On; Preston North End
Nickname: The Lilywhites
Manager: Ryan Lowe
Captain: Alan Browne
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Kit Supplier: Castore
Kit Sponsor: Par Group
Preston North End Football Club, commonly referred to as Preston, North End or PNE, is a professional football club in Preston, Lancashire, England. They currently play in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Originally a cricket club, Preston has been based at Deepdale since 1875. The club first took up football in 1878 as a winter fitness activity and decided to focus on it in May 1880, when the football club was officially founded. Deepdale is now football’s oldest ground in terms of continuous use by a league club.
Preston North End was a founder member of the Football League in 1888. In the 1888–89 season, the team won both the inaugural league championship and the FA Cup, the latter without conceding a goal. They were the first team to achieve the “Double” in English football and, as they were unbeaten in all matches, are remembered as “The Invincibles”. Preston won the league championship again in 1889–90 but their only major success since then has been their 1938 FA Cup Final victory over Huddersfield Town. The club’s most famous players have been Tom Finney and Bill Shankly, who are both commemorated at Deepdale by stands named after them. Other notable players include Tommy Docherty, Alan Kelly Sr., Graham Alexander and Paul Gallagher, read more
With a yellow trim on the collar, shirt sleeves and shorts, as well as subtle stripes running down the jersey, the new home shirt channels a classic North End kit worn in the 1980s.
The kit, which features principal partners PAR Group on the front and back of the shirt
Honours: Preston are one of few clubs to have won all four divisions in English football, winning their final of these divisions in 1996. In the early days of football, they were a grand colletor of trophies and a double winner of league and cup.
1st Division / Premier League
Winners: 1988/89, 1889/90
2nd Division / League Championship
Winners: 1903/04, 1912/13, 1950/51
3rd Division / League One
Winners: 1969/70. 1999/00
4th Division / League Two
Winners: 1888/89, 1937/38
Runners up: 1987/88, 1921/22, 1936/37, 1953/54, 1963/64
Runners up: –
Did You Know? The most iconic stand at Deepdale, Preston North End’s home ground, is named after the legendary Sir Tom Finney. He was a true club legend, earning 76 caps for England and spending his entire professional career at PNE.
Most Appearances: (G) Alan Kelly (1958-1973), 511
Most Goals: (F) Tom Finney (1940-1960), 210
Other Famous Players: Paul Gallagher, David Beckham, Callum Davidson, David Moyes, Graham Alexander, Tommy Docherty, Howard Kendall, Alex Bruce, Will Keane, Willie Cunningham, David Sadler, Steve Doyle
Record win: 26-0 v Hyde, (FA Cup), 15 October 1887
Record defeat: 0-7 v Blackpool (League), 1 May 1948
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