Manchester City are looking to reassert themselves as title favourites when they take on league-leaders Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
The Foxes still have a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings. They had strung together a 10-match unbeaten streak including eight wins, but that was ended by a 1-0 loss to Liverpool last time out. That is only their second defeat of the campaign after losing to Arsenal back in September. That loss to the Gunners hardly slowed them down, and they will be hoping to get over this latest setback just as quickly.
City have recorded some mixed results in recent weeks, pulling off victories against Southampton, Swansea, and most recently Sunderland; but they have also lost to Liverpool, Stoke, and Arsenal. Defeat to the Gunners dented their aura of being champions-elect, but a victory will at once reaffirm their title credentials and dash the confidence of the overachieving Foxes.
Leicester will be hoping that the league's top-scorer Jamie Vardy will have recovered from illness in time to feature, and should also have Danny Drinkwater (hamstring) available. However, Jeffery Schlupp (hamstring) and Matt James (knee) are set to miss out.
City's win over Sunderland last weekend saw Vincent Kompany return to the pitch but then leave with a recurrence of his calf strain, meaning that the Belgian defender will be unavailable once again, as will French playmaker Samir Nasri (hamstring).