Leicester V Tottenham Preview : Spurs are looking to finish the season strong
Event Venue: King Power Stadium, Kick off: 19:45. Sky Sports.See Stats
Leicester V Tottenham Preview
The 2015-16 champions play host to the form side of the last two years collectively in a football bonanza on Wednesday. Leicester have recovered from their early season collapse that looked likely to end in relegation and are heading for a mid-table finish while Spurs came very close to giving Chelsea a real challenge to the title.
On the way up
Spurs are, arguably, the most promising side in the country. Of course, Chelsea have won the title and are the top team in the country, but no team has a better record than Spurs over the last two years and that can only be a good sign moving forward. In Harry Kane and Dele Alli, they have an English duo who have scored north of 30 goals between them and have a proven formula. Add in Christian Eriksen, the ultra-strong Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama and the best defence in the league and Mauricio Pochettino has the ingredients of a title-winning side in the very near future. Will they add to it this summer? That's a big question, but the bigger question lies in the players they can keep with Alli and Kyle Walker getting plenty of attention. After going unbeaten at home all season, now they need to finish it off in style by getting as close to Chelsea as possible.
Foxes are back
However you feel about it and the wrongdoing that appeared to take place right under Claudio Ranieri's nose, things have changed at the King Power Stadium under Craig Shakespeare. Jamie Vardy was a lost striker at the beginning of the season, but he has now scored 15 goals this term becoming revitalised under a new manager. Riyad Mahrez has been a million miles of the form that saw him capture the Players' Player of the Year award last season and even though he still looks dangerous, the Algerian is clearly thinking about his next move. The loss of N'Golo Kante hurt the most, not only in terms of his ability and presence, but how vital he was to the way Leicester played. In their last four games, they have beaten Watford and West Brom, but lost to Arsenal and Manchester City and in truth, they could have avoided the latter if Mahrez hadn't slipped taking his penalty. Now that they lie in 11th, it's a case of seeing the season out and regrouping during the summer, although many of their players will move on for sure.
Leicester's recent record against big sides tells you all you need to know here, but, more importantly, Spurs are finishing the season in fine fashion and they look like a side determined to show everyone how good they are each time they play.
Spurs finished the season unbeaten at home
Leicester drew 1-1 with Spurs at White Hart Lane earlier this season
Tottenham have the best defensive record in the league
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