Leicester and Brighton go head-to-head in Saturday’s Premier League encounter at King Power Stadium, knowing that a win could be crucial for either side after both were defeated in their opening games.
Leicester put on a good display in their opening match against Arsenal, however, were eventually undone 4-3 by Arsene Wenger’s men. In addition, Brighton were stubborn in their clash with Manchester City but suffered a 2-0 loss at home.
Meanwhile, Seagulls manager Chris Hughton believes City have set the example to all promoted sides following their title win in 2015/16. He said, “They are a club that have got a very good history but they’ve spent a period of time outside of the Premier League.
“The way they approached the Championship to get promotion and then stay there, yes, absolutely I think they are a good model to follow.”
“They’ll bring their own threats.”
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 18, 2017
For the home side, City coach Craig Shakespeare is concerned that new striker Kelechi Iheanacho may not be available, saying, “He can run but not at full pelt. Striking a ball, if he catches it wrong on his toe, it’s a problem. So sometimes he’s getting a lot of discomfort, so we’re trying to manage that as best as we can.”
In team news, Danny Drinkwater, Vicente Iborra, Robert Huth and Nampalys Mendy remain out with injury, whereas Albion will be without Izzy Brown with a hamstring strain.