Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City – Insight into matchday No. 8

    Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City – Insight into matchday No. 8
    16/09/22 902

    Tottenham Hotspur will host Leicester City for Saturday’s late Premier League match. Spurs are coming off a surprise 2-0 Champions League group stage loss to Sporting Lisbon in midweek.

    Antonio Conte turns his attention back to the league with Spurs in third place. A win for Tottenham and results going their way elsewhere would send them into first place.

    Leicester City are in last place ahead of the weekend with one point from 18 possible. The last five Leicester City matches finished in defeat.

    All-time head-to-head record

    Tottenham are on a three-match winning streak against Leicester City. Spurs did the league double over Leicester City in 2021-22 by a combined score of 6-3.

    Spurs won seven of the last 10 matches in all competitions versus Leicester City. Leicester City’s three wins against Spurs in the last 10 matches all came in London.

    Tottenham and Leicester City have played 32 times in the Premier League era. Spurs' record is 15W-5D-12 losses versus Leicester City in the 32 meetings.

    Leicester City have played well at Tottenham in the Premier League. Their record is 5W-3D-8L at White Hart Lane/Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    Antonio Conte vs. Brendan Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers looks deflated this season. The former Celtic coach could be the next Premier League manager dismissed.

    However, Leicester City would pay Rodgers a large sum of money to leave the club. The amount of money it would take to sack Rodgers is likely keeping him at the club for now.

    Conte and Rodgers have played twice previously. Conte has a record of 2W-0D-0L versus Rodgers. The Italian has a sterling record versus Leicester City with 7W-1D-0L in eight matches.

    Rodgers has a record of 7W-1D-7L in 15 matches versus Spurs. He averages just 1.47 points per match against Tottenham.

    Top goal scorers in Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City fixtures

    • Harry Kane (THFC) - 18 goals
    • Jamie Vardy (LCFC) - 8 goals
    • Heung-min Son (THFC) - 7 goals

     

    Leicester City desperately need a win on Saturday to move away from the bottom of the table. The Foxes are awful at the moment and could make a managerial change during the international break.

    Rodgers is vocal about the lack of transfer movement in the summer market. However, the club spent heavily in the summer of 2021, just after Leicester City won the FA Cup. Rodgers’ signings did not pan out, and now, there isn't any money left.

    Spurs may have lost in midweek, but the focus is on the league title. Tottenham are unbeaten in six league matches. A win could take them top of the table.