Leicester will be playing Sunderland at home this evening, going into the game as huge favourites, but as we all know it will be a match against a two block defending opponent.
Yunus will miss the match, so will long term injured players Dennis Praet, Callum Doyle, Tom Cannon and Kasey McAteer. Leicester manager Enzo Maresca looks certain to do a number of changes as the roll over of players will continue
We believe Conor Coady will be in the starting line-up, and not surprised if we will see Hamza Choudhury also getting a chance from start. Kelechi Iheanacho could be in there and posibly Marc Albrighton as well, Leicester are still massive favourites and anything but a win would be a huge negative surprise.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Yunus Akgun, Tom Cannon, Dennis Praet, Callum Doyle, Kasey McAteer
SUN: Dennis Cirkin, Jay Matete, Aji Alese, Corry Evans, Ross Stewart
Lei: W – W – W
Sun: L – L – W
Head to Head:
Premier League; 10.04.2016, Stadium of Light, 2-0 (W)
Premier League; 03.12.2016, Stadium of Light, 1-2 (L)
Premier League; 04.04.2017, King Power Stadium, 2-0 (W)
Hermansen; Pereira, Coady, Vestergaard, Choudhury, Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; Albrighton, Iheanacho, Mavididi
Patterson; Huggins, Ballard, O’Nien, Hume; Burstow, Ekwah, Bellingham, Clarke; Pritchard, Roberts
Predicted Result: 2-0 (Win)
Players In Both Camps, Sunderland
Focus On; Sunderland
Nickname: The Black Cats
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Captain: Corry Evans
Chairman: Kyril Louis-Dreyfus
Kit Supplier: Nike
Kit Sponsor: Spreadex
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Formed in 1879, Sunderland play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. The club has won six top-flight titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, and 1936) in the First Division, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup twice (1937 and 1973) and been runners-up twice (1913 and 1992), as well as winning the FA Charity Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.
Nicknamed the Black Cats, Sunderland play their home games at the 49,000-capacity all-seater Stadium of Light having moved from Roker Park in 1997. The original ground capacity was 42,000 which was increased to 49,000 following expansion in 2000. The club has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Newcastle United, with whom the Tyne–Wear derby has been contested since 1898. The club has played in red and white-striped shirts and black shorts for nearly the entirety of its history, read more
The new kits were modeled by up-and-coming local musicians Elizabeth Liddle and Tom A. Smith. The team will debut the new kits in matches against South Shields and Gateshead. The home shirt is a tribute to the club’s iconic ’80s jersey, worn by legends like Gary Bennett and Eric Gates. It features a classic design. Black shorts and red socks complete the new Sunderland home kit.
Arch-enemy: Newcastle United & Middlesbrough
Honours: Sunderland are not a massive winner of major trophies and medals in modern time football, going as far back as 1973 to find the last trophy won, when they defeated Leeds 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley. They have major titles from the early days of football, going back to the 19th century as well as winning their last league title in 1935/36.
1st Division / Premier League
Winners: 1891/92, 1892/93, 1894/95, 1901/02, 1912/13, 1935/36
2nd Division / League Championship
Winners: 1975/76, 1995/96, 1998/99, 2004/05, 2006/07
3rd Division / League One
Winners: 1937, 1973
Runners up: 1913, 1992
Runners up: 1985/86, 1913/14
Cup Winners Cup; 1973-74
Did You Know? One of the gun batteries on the river Wear was known as the Black Cat Battery due to the legend of Joshua Dunn and that in term led to a black cat featuring on the club’s first badge after they adopted their now signature red-and-white stripes. There are further links as well. In the 1960s, a black cat made its home at Roker Park and was informally adopted by the club, while a Sunderland fan also claimed he snuck a black cat into the 1937 FA Cup final. So when they moved in 1997, their nickname was changed from the Rokerites to the Black Cats.
Most Appearances: (G) Jim Montgomery (1960-1977), 627
Most Goals: (F) Bob Gurney (1925-1950), 228
Other Famous Players: Dave Watson, Dennis Tueart, Jermaine Defoe, Barry Venison, Bob Lee, Billy Hughes, Dick Malone, Dean Henderson, Bryan “Pop” Robson, Steve Whitworth, Frank Worthington, Alf Common, Kevin Ball, Kevin Phillips, Steven Fletcher, Ian Porterfield, Darren Bent, Jordan Pickford
Record win: 11-1 v Fairfield FC, (FA Cup), 2 February 1895
Record defeat: 0-8 v Southampton (League), 18 Octorber 2014
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