Leicester host Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby on Monday night, with both clubs desperate for a win.
The Foxes have lost six Premier League games in a row and the pressure is really mounting on Brendan Rodgers.
Leicester have decided not to sack the former Liverpool boss but you’d think time is running out unless he can turn things around quickly.
Meanwhile, Forest are yet to win an away league game since returning to the top flight.
Steve Cooper is always trying to incorporate all new players into his squad, which has been shown in recent performances.
But Forest beat Leicester 4-1 the last time these two met in the FA Cup earlier this year.
Leicester v Nottingham Forest: talkSPORT coverage
This Premier League clash is set to take place on monday october 3.
Kick-off at King Power Stadium is scheduled for 8 p.m.
talkSPORT coverage will begin at 7 p.m. with Adrian Durham.
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Leicester v Nottingham Forest: Team news
The hosts are without Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira as they recover from long-term injuries.
Caglar Soyuncu is also a doubt after picking up a slight knee problem.
Wilfried Ndidi is also a major doubt after suffering a minor hamstring tear while with Nigeria.
Rodgers must also decide who will play in goal with Danny Ward in less than impressive form.
Visitors will be deprived of Moussa Niakhate and Orel Mangala.
Emmanuel Dennis hasn’t played any role in Nigeria’s latest round of games due to an unconfirmed issue.
Scott McKenna has suffered a sprained knee, while Morgan Gibbs-White has not played in England Under-21 fixtures and is being assessed.
Leicester v Nottingham Forest: Match facts
- Leicester have won just one of their last seven league meetings with Nottingham Forest (D4 L2), it’s the first time the sides have faced each other in the league since a 2-2 draw at the City Ground in February 2014.
- Nottingham Forest have lost just one of their six Premier League meetings with Leicester (W3 D2), winning the last such match between the sides 1-0 in May 1999. It turned out to be Forest’s last top-flight game before they return this season. .
- Although they haven’t met in the league for over eight years, Nottingham Forest beat Leicester in their last meeting in all competitions, winning a 4-1 FA Cup draw at the City Ground last season. Forest last won consecutive games against the Foxes in March 1995 (a series of three).
- Leicester remain the only winless side in the Premier League this season (D1 L6), despite failing to win any of their first four home games in a league campaign in 2001-02 (D2 L2), finishing bottom of the Premier League that year.
- Nottingham Forest have lost their last four league matches, conceding at least two goals in all four games. They suffered five straight league defeats in a single season in January 2004.
- After losing his last two Premier League home games with Leicester (0-1 to Manchester United and 1-2 to Southampton), Brendan Rodgers could lose three league home games in a row for the first time as a coach.
- Nottingham Forest have allowed the most turnovers in the Premier League so far this season (15), conceding four goals from such turnovers, twice as many as any other side.
- No team have conceded more goals from set pieces (excluding pens) than Leicester and Nottingham Forest (both 5) in the Premier League this season, while all five conceded by Forest have been via corners, a league peak in 2022-23.
- Leicester’s James Maddison has been directly involved in 11 goals (seven goals, four assists) in his last 10 Premier League games, while at the King Power Stadium he has registered seven goals and six assists in his 14 last matches of the competition.
- Neco Williams has taken the most shots (15) and created chances (9) in the Premier League for Nottingham Forest this season. His 24 shot appearances are the most of any player without scoring a goal or assisting in the competition in 2022-23.
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