Leicester City vs Fulham
King Power Stadiu, Leicestershire
Monday, 30-11-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: Simon Hooper
Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Youri Tielemans are expected to return to the Leicester starting line-up against Fulham. Wesley Fofana and Nampalys Mendy were also rested in Portugal, with Fofana playing 45 minutes and Mendy an unused substitute, having started the Premier League defeat to Liverpool, and they too could also be recalled. Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, out since September with a groin injury, could return against Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League next week while right-back Ricardo Pereira, absent since March with a serious knee injury, is also making progress in his recovery.
Aboubakar Kamara returns from suspension for Fulham. The striker has served a three-match ban following his red card against Crystal Palace last month. Defender Kenny Tete is back in training following a calf injury but he is not yet in contention.
Leicester won their last Premier League meeting with Fulham (3-1 in March 2019), their first victory in six attempts against them in the competition (D3 L2). Fulham have kept a clean sheet in 67 per cent of their Premier League meetings with Leicester (4/6) – only against Derby do they have a better such record in the competition (75 per cent – 3/4). However, they conceded in both meetings with Leicester the last time they met in 2018-19 (D1 L1). Leicester have won both of their Monday Premier League games so far in 2020 by an aggregate score of 8-1 – the Foxes have never won three consecutive Premier League games played on a Monday before. Fulham have won four of their last six Premier League games played on Mondays (L2), with their only victory so far this season coming in such a match (2-0 vs West Brom). None of Leicester’s last 13 Premier League games have ended level (W7 L6), the longest current run without a draw in the competition. Leicester have lost three of their last five Premier League home games (W2), as many as they had in their previous 20 at King Power Stadium (W12 D5). Coming into the weekend’s games, no side has conceded more Premier League goals than Fulham this season (18), with 33 per cent of these goals conceded coming in the opening 15 minutes of games (6) – also a league-high. Jamie Vardy was involved in all three of Leicester’s goals the last time they faced Fulham in the Premier League, scoring two and assisting one in the Foxes 3-1 win in March 2019. Fulham’s Bobby Reid has scored two goals in his last three league games, as many as he had in his previous 21 for the Cottagers. His three goals in eight Premier League games this season is just two fewer than he scored in 27 appearances in his previous campaign in the competition (five in 2018-19). Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has won all seven of his Premier League meetings against Fulham – only Pep Guardiola (eight vs Bournemouth and eight Watford) has a better 100 per cent winning record against an opponent in the competition’s history.
West Ham United vs Aston Villa
London Stadium, London
Monday, 30-11-2020 @11pm
Ref: Peter Bankes
West Ham have lost just one of their last eight Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (W2 D5), going down 0-1 in May 2015. Both meetings between the sides last season ended in draws.
West Ham manager David Moyes could be handed a boost with the possible return of joint-top goalscorer Michail Antonio. The forward has been suffering from a hamstring injury which has kept him on the sidelines for over a month. Antonio started the season with three goals from his first six matches and his return could be imminent.
Midfielder Ross Barkley remains out for Aston Villa after suffering a hamstring injury. The Chelsea loanee was forced off in last week’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton and is out for up to three weeks. Frederic Guilbert has returned to training along with Kortney Hause, while Keinan Davis will resume on Sunday after a calf injury. Bjorn Engels is still struggling with a thigh problem, while Tom Heaton and Wesley (both knee) are out.
Aston Villa are winless in their last five Premier League away games against West Ham (D3 L2), failing to score in four of those visits since a 2-1 win in April 2011. Aston Villa have won their last two Premier League games in London, as many as they had in their previous 21 in the capital (D3 L16). They haven’t won three consecutive top-flight games in London since February 1990. Aston Villa have won three of their last four Premier League games played on a Monday (L1), including both such games this season without conceding. The Villans had only won three of their last 20 Premier League Monday games prior to this run (D6 L11). West Ham have won their last two Premier League games by a 1-0 scoreline – they last won three in a row in May 2019, while they last won three consecutively without conceding in February 2014. Aston Villa have won all three of their away Premier League games this season – they’ve never won each of their first four on the road in a league campaign before. Aston Villa are looking to win four consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since a run of seven between November 2008-February 2009. That run included a 1-0 victory at West Ham. Aston Villa (3) and West Ham (4) are the two sides to have made the fewest changes to their starting XIs in the Premier League this season. Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has won a foul in each Premier League game he’s featured in since the start of 2019/20, a run of 44 matches. The last English player to win a foul in as many consecutive Premier League appearances was Kevin Davies between October 2005 and August 2007 (59 in a row). Aston Villa’s Trezeguet has had more shots without scoring than any other player in the Premier League this season (19). The Egyptian also has the highest expected goals figure of players yet to score this term (2).
Premier League latest results
-Crystal Palace 0-2 Newcastle United
-Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Liverpool
-Man City 5-0 Burnley
-Everton 0-1 Leeds United
-West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Sheffield United
-Southampton 2-3 Man United
-Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
-Arsenal 1-2 Wolves