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Leicester’s Harvey Barnes missed the first two games of the season after suffering a knee injury against Sevilla last month.

team news

Leicester winger Harvey Barnes will be available for the first time this season after recovering from a knee injury.

Wesley Fofana and Boubakari Soumare will not be involved as their future at the club is uncertain.

Southampton forward Che Adams returned to training on Thursday after picking up a minor injury in last week’s 2-2 draw with Leeds.

Romain Perraud, Tino Livramento and Theo Walcott remain on the sidelines.

Chris Sutton Predictions

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttle seems to be under a bit of pressure that seems unfair early in the season.

Hasenhuttl had tinkered with playing three full-backs during pre-season, but returned to the fourth position against Leeds.

Leicester have also had defensive issues and are not helped by Wesley Fofana’s future uncertainty, but the Foxes still have plenty of quality.

There will be goals for this and I’m going to have my first win of the season with Brendan Rodgers.

predict: 2-1

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James Maddison has five goals and four assists in his last six league appearances.

match facts

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  • Leicester have beaten Southampton 13 times in the Premier League, more than any other opponent.
  • Southampton’s last 10 top league meeting victories have come from 2-1 scorelines at King Power Stadium in January 2019 and January 2020 (D3, L5).

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  • The Foxes may have failed to win the first three games of the Premier League season for the first time since their recent promotion in 2014-15.
  • Leicester’s only home league defeat in the last 10 games was against Everton in May (5 wins, 4 wins).
  • They have conceded an unparalleled 17 corner kicks since the start of last season.
  • Ayoze Perez has scored nine goals in 13 Premier League games against Southampton.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored 99 Premier League goals since his 30th birthday.


  • Southampton picked up their first point in six games last weekend with a 2-0 loss to Leeds.
  • Despite this, they have gone winless in their first two Premier League matches in eight of nine seasons.
  • The Saints are undefeated in the away league for eight games since beating the Spurs 3-2 in February (D3, L5).
  • They equaled the club’s top-flight record for conceding multiple goals in eight games in a row.
  • James Ward Prowse has scored four Premier League goals against Leicester. Three of those goals were penalties.

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