Wolves vs Leicester City
Molinuex Stadium, West Midlands
Friday, 14-02-2020 @11pm
Ref: Mike Dean
Wolves won 4-3 in both previous Premier League home games against the Foxes. Leicester’s solitary victory in their past eight league visits to Wolves came in the Championship in December 2006.
Wolves forward Adama Traore will be available despite dislocating his shoulder against Manchester United. Ruben Vinagre remains out with a hamstring injury.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi is a doubt to play on Friday because he remains short of full fitness after a knee operation. Ryan Bennett is ineligible due to the terms of his loan deal with Wolves, but Wes Morgan and Matty James should be involved.
Wolves have lost three of their past six league fixtures, as many defeats as in their first 19 top-flight fixtures this season. They have led for 305 minutes in the Premier League this season, less than any other side, but have earned an unrivalled 18 points from a losing position. Their only previous victory in five Premier League matches played on a Friday night came against Manchester City in December. Wolves and Liverpool are the only two clubs to have scored in all of their Premier League home matches this campaign. They have scored a Premier League-high 20% of their 35 goals from outside the penalty area this season.
A win on Friday would give Leicester 52 points, equalling their final tally for last season. Leicester have dropped eight points from winning positions in their last four league games – in contrast to six points lost in their previous 59 matches from the start of the 2018-19 campaign. The Foxes have kept only one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League matches, in a 3-0 win at Newcastle on New Year’s Day. They have scored 18 times in all competitions since their most recent goal by Jamie Vardy in a 3-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester City on 21 December. Vardy’s next Premier League appearance will be his 200th. James Maddison is one of just three players along with Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish to have had 50 or more shots and created 50 or more chances for his team-mates in the Premier League this season. Harvey Barnes has scored in three consecutive league games for the first time in his career. He had scored in just two of his first 39 appearances in the Premier League.
The other Premier League games this weekend
-Southampton vs Burnley @3:30pm
-Norwich City vs Liverpool @8:30pm
-Aston Villa vs Tottenham @5pm
-Arsenal vs Newcastle United @7:30pm
-Chelsea vs Man United @11pm