Both Leicester and Burnley will be confident that they can come out on top as the two sides meet at the King Power Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
The Foxes’ go into the game on the back of a surprising 2-1 win over Spurs, thanks to two superb goals from the old deadly duo of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
Claude Puel’s side showed glimpses of their title winning football, looking dangerous on the counter attack and resilient in defence. There is certainly a fresh sense of optimism around LE1 as new manager Claude Puel has settled in very nicely indeed since being appointed last month.
Burnley come into this game on the back of a 2-1 away win at Bournemouth and incredibly find themselves in the top six, even the most optimistic Clarets fan surely can’t have seen this coming at the start of the season!
Sean Dyche’s men have already won four times on the road and have twice as many points away from Turf Moor than they totalled in the entirety of last season. Dyche hasn’t allowed his focus to slip after being constantly being linked with the managerial vacancy at Everton.
The Lancashire side currently boasts a solid back line with only Manchester United and City having a better defence in the league.
Leicester will have Christian Fuchs available after the Austrian left back missed the midweek win over Spurs after the birth of his child. He might find though that he will have to settle for a place on the substitutes bench as young deputy Ben Chillwell continues to impress. Puel has shown in the past at Southampton and now at Leicester that he isn’t scared to give to his young players a chance, this was epitomised with the late introduction of academy product Hamza Choudhury on Tuesday.
Jamie Vardy will look to pick up where he left off on Tuesday, and the former Non league striker is just one goal short of 50 Premier League goals, a feat that no other Leicester player has ever achieved.
Burnley could be without the injured Matthew Lowton who missed the game on the South Coast in midweek. The former Sheffield United full back has been nursing a minor knee injury.
Former Sunderland man Phil Beardsley will fill in should Lowton not pass a fitness test.
Midfielder Steven Dafour took a bang to the knee at the Vitality Stadium and had to be replaced by Ashley Westwood, who will be waiting in the wings should Defour miss out.
Chris Wood will continue to lead the line and the Kiwi International has had an excellent start to life back in the Premier League since his big money move from Leeds. Wood had only scored one previous Premier League goal in his career and that was for his opponents Leicester. Wood certainly knew where the net was when he was at Leicester in the Championship, however, he might feel that he has a point to prove as his opportunities as a Premier League player were few and far between.
Leicester hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Burnley of late having not won there for ten years. In those six meetings three were draws, and with both sides playing well a draw could be the most likeliest outcome here this weekend.