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Leicester City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Bromwich Albion

11:50 GMT+4 10/03/2018
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City
The Foxes are on a run of five games without a win but will be confident of holding onto eighth place when they face Alan Pardew's struggling side

Claude Puel will feel his Leicester City side have a golden chance to arrest their recent run of bad results when they visit the Premier League's bottom club West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Amid a run of five games without a win, Foxes fans were given a scare when a hoax retirement announcement was made from star player Riyad Mahrez's Facebook account on Wednesday.

They will be hoping to lift the mood around the club by getting back to winning ways and holding on to eighth place in the league by getting three points against a home side on a five-game losing streak and plummeting towards relegation.

Leicester City injuries

Daniel Amartey is the main injury concern for Puel's side and will miss this week's game through an ankle injury picked up early in the clash with Bournemouth.

Last week's draw with Bournemouth came too soon for Shinji Okazaki to make his return from a knee injury, but the Japan international will be fit in time for the trip to the Hawthorns.

Leicester City suspensions

Leicester City have no players missing through suspension.

Leicester City potential starting line-up

Claude Puel may have to call upon Danny Simpson to play at right-back in the wake of Amartey's injury, despite leaving the former out of last week's squad completely.

The Leicester boss is likely to stick to the side that drew with Bournemouth otherwise, but he could give Demarai Gray a start despite calling for patience regarding the 21-year-old.

West Brom team news

Gareth Barry's availability is in doubt for this game as he will be assessed before kick-off, while Daniel Sturridge, Nacer Chadli, James Morrison and Hal Robson-Kanu are all still out of action.

The Baggies have no suspensions to worry about.

Best Opta match facts

  • The home side has never previously won in the seven Premier League meetings between these sides, with five away wins and two draws, making it the most played fixture in Premier League history that hasn’t seen a single win for the home side..

  • The Baggies have lost their last five Premier League games – they were last on a longer losing run in league competition between February and April 2003 (seven games), a season that saw them relegated from the top-flight.

  • West Brom have dropped a league-high 18 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, while gaining just one point from behind in return.

  • Leicester are winless in five Premier League matches (D3 L2), scoring exactly once in each of these games.

  • Jamie Vardy has scored on all three of his Premier League visits to the Hawthorns, with all of these goals being the winning goal of the game..

TV channel & kick-off time

Kick off is 15:00 GMT (10:00 ET) on Saturday March 10, and will not be shown live in the United Kingdom.