Tottenham have been one of the worst-hit teams for postponements in the Premier League this season, with four games postponed so far. The most recent match to be rescheduled was the weekend’s North London Derby, which means Tottenham have not played in the Premier League since New Year’s Day when they beat Watford 1-0. But in that time Antonio Conte’s men have played three matches, and things haven’t exactly been positive.
Although Tottenham made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, they needed to bring on the big guns to beat League One side Morecambe having gone a goal down at home. That victory was sandwiched by successive defeats to Chelsea in the first and second leg of their EFL Cup semi-finals, with Tottenham losing 3-0 on aggregate to their London rivals. A return to Premier League action will be welcome for Tottenham who are still just four points behind fourth-placed West Ham which four games in hand over the Hammers.
Leicester are also struggling to get games together and, like Tottenham, have has many as four games in hand of the teams above them. Only Burnley (17) have played fewer games than Leicester and Tottenham. But, unlike Tottenham, Leicester are yet to play in the Premier League this year and they ended 2021 on an inconsistent note.
The Foxes have won three of their past six Premier League matches, drawing once and losing to Aston Villa and Manchester City – the latter a bonkers 6-3 at the Etihad. But that final victory of 2021, and Leicester’s most recent Premier League game, was a big one with Brendan Rodgers’ men getting one over his former side Liverpool. As a result, Leicester are currently 10th but, as mentioned, they do have quite a few games in hand on those around them.
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Leicester vs Tottenham: Match Stats
Harry Kane may not be in good form in the Premier League this season, scoring just four goals in 17 appearances so far, but he always saves a couple of strikes for Leicester. Across all competitions in his club career, Kane has scored more goals against Leicester than he has any other side, netting 17 goals in 16 games. When you restrict that to the Premier League it looks even better, with Kane scoring 15 goals in 12 games against Leicester including four in his past four.
After their poor performances, Tottenham have a lot to prove and Antonio Conte is usually quite good at getting his players riled up. One such player who could be ready to get stuck in against Leicester is Emerson Royal. Often busy in defence, Emerson has made at least four tackles in seven of his 14 Premier League appearances so far, with his match high being seven against Leeds in November.
23 May 2021 – Leicester 2-4 Tottenham – Premier League
20 December 2020 – Tottenham 0-2 Leicester – Premier League
19 July 2020 – Tottenham 3-0 Leicester – Premier League
21 September 2019 – Leicester 2-1 Tottenham – Premier League
10 February 2019 – Tottenham 3-1 Leicester – Premier League
Tottenham and Leicester have traded victories in this fixture of late, with the London side winning the most recent game towards the end of last season – which cost the Foxes a place in the Champions League.