Leicester vs Southampton LIVE: Team news and line-ups ahead of Premier League fixture today


Leicester are taking on Southampton at the King Power

Leicester City host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday night as two of the season’s surprise packages do battle. All three points for Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Foxes would take them to within a point of the top of the table.

The club, who comfortably won their last match as they defeated Stoke City 4-0 in the FA Cup Third Round, have gone four games without defeat in the Premier League. This run is particularly impressive given that they faced Tottenham away – where they won 2-0 – and Manchester United at home, which finished as a 2-2 draw thanks to a late Jamie Vardy equaliser. Vardy’s last goal came in that Boxing Day draw, and the veteran striker will look to score his 12th goal of the season against the Saints.  

Meanwhile, a win for Southampton would move them level on points with Leicester, Everton and Manchester City. The Saints have dazzled at times this season and they took their biggest win of the campaign last time out when they defeated Liverpool 1-0 at St Mary’s Stadium. Danny Ings scored the only goal that day with an expert lob, and the England international will look to add to his seven strikes in the Premier League this evening. Follow all the latest from the King Power Stadium after the conclusion of Fulham vs Chelsea.

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Team news Leicester vs Southampton

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

69 mins: Big chance for Fulham as the visitors win a free kick and play the ball quickly up the pitch. Azpilicueta is aware of the danger and chases the ball into the box before passing it to Mendy in goal. Mendy makes a hash of it and ends up giving it to Cavaleiro who goes for goal but has his effort blocked by Thiago Silva. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

66 mins: Jorginho is taken off by Frank Lampard. Tammy Abraham comes on in his place. Great chance for Abraham as Mount curls a cross into the middle of the box. He jumps early and wins the header but knocks it straight to Areola in goal. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

63 mins: Chelsea find a way through the line as Giroud drifts into space in the box and receives the ball. He sets himself and shoots but misses to the right of the far post. He breathes a sigh of relief though when the offside flag comes up. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

60 mins: Iavn Cavaleiro does his best to give the Fulham backline a bit of a rest by holding up the ball but he’s got no support up top and loses the ball. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

57 mins: Azpilicueta gets a head to another Chelsea corner but this time his effort goes wide. Chelsea’s biggest threats have come from set pieces so far. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

54 mins: Mount whips in another Chelsea corner but this time Areola comes out and punches it away. Ola Aina carries the ball up the pitch after Harrison Reed picks him out with a lovely pass. Aina gets to the edge of the box and goes for goal but belts it over the bar. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

51 mins: A short corner from comes back to Mount who fires a cross into the box. He’s under pressure and can’t direct it where we’d like and the cross turns into a shot when it rattles the crossbar. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

48 mins: Fulham waste a couple of minutes by keeping the ball on the left wing but they don’t do much with it and eventually give Chelsea a free kick in their own half. 

Fulham 0 – 0 Chelsea

Second half: Chelsea restart the match, no changes from either team at half time. Chelsea with a man advantage. 

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