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Match Threads Leicester vs Spurs - Match thread - Day 38 - KO 4:00pm

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to win and qualify for 6th spot

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • Spurs to win but fail to qualify for 6th spot

    Votes: 17 6.5%
  • Spurs to lose but still qualify for Europe

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • Spurs to lose and fail to qualify for Europe

    Votes: 206 78.9%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 6 2.3%
  • Goal-less Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    261

Bulletspur

The Reasonable Advocate
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Oct 17, 2006
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LEICESTER 2-4 SPURS
Vardy (2) Kane Schmeichel (og) Bale (2)
Spurs: Lloris (C), Doherty, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Reguilon, Højbjerg, Winks, Dele (Lucas), Bergwijn (Bale), Son (Rodon), Kane.
Subs: Hart, Dier, John, Lamela, Scarlett, Vinicius.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Thomas, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.
Subs: Morgan, Ward, Perez, Amartey, Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira, Mendy, Praet, Fuchs.

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Two changes to the team that started against Villa last time out. Matt Doherty is back for Japhet Tanganga, injured in that Villa match, while Davinson Sanchez comes in for Eric Dier. Academy youngsters Nile John and Dane Scarlett are on the bench.

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REREREE: ---------- Anthony Taylor ???????

TEAM FORM: ------ Leicester DLWWL ------- Spurs LWLWL
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Leicester will hope that a win over us on Sunday afternoon is enough for them to finish inside the Premier League top four. The Foxes are currently fifth, level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool, while we occupy seventh spot and can still qualify for next season's Europa League.

The 2020-21 season will forever be remembered by Leicester due to their FA Cup triumph, but there is no question that it would be a bitterly disappointing end to the campaign if they failed to claim a top-four spot. The Foxes had, for long spells, looked certain of a Champions League position for next term, but they are now up against it heading into what is set to be a fascinating final day of Premier League action. They are currently fifth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool and just one point behind third-placed Chelsea, meaning that it is still all to play for. A win for Liverpool over Crystal Palace would almost certainly be enough for the Reds to make the top four due to their superior goal difference, meaning that Leicester will need Liverpool to drop points to move above them, but Chelsea could drop out of the top four if they fail to overcome Aston Villa. A point might yet be enough for Leicester, who 2-1 at Chelsea on Tuesday night, but the FA Cup winners will be desperate to pick up all three and see where that leaves them come 6pm on Sunday.

We as it stands, are in seventh position, which would bring a spot in the Europa Conference League, but a lot could change for us on the final day of the season. We lost 2-1 at home to Aston Villa on Wednesday evening, but can still finish sixth and sneak into the Europa League, although we would need to beat Leicester and hope that sixth-placed West Ham United lose at home to Southampton. We could realistically finish as low as ninth, with Everton and Arsenal potentially going above us, while Leeds United can mathematically still catch us, but it would take an incredible swing in goal difference for them to move past us. Kane could play his last game for us this weekend, with him widely expected to leave the club during this summer's transfer window. The search for a new manager is ongoing for us but there is simply no downplaying the importance of this match for both sides.


Team News

Leicester will again be without the services of James Justin, Harvey Barnes and Cenqiz Under this weekend, while Jonny Evans has been ruled out due to a troublesome foot issue. The bulk of the side that started at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday will again take to the field here, but there could be a couple of changes, with Iheanacho certain to return. Iheanacho could replace Ayoze Perez, with james maddison operating in the number 10 position, while Ricaro Pereira may take the place of Marc Albrighton as the right-sided wing-back in a 3-4-1-2 formation.

As for us, Davies remains on the sidelines with a calf problem, while Tanganga will miss out with the leg injury that he picked up against Villa last time out. Doherty could take Tanganga's spot in the starting XI, while Bale may be handed a spot in the final third alongside Dele, Son and Kane and Kane. Ndombele and Winks are options in the middle of the park, but Mason could decide to recall Lo Celso to feature alongside Hojbjerg.


Head to Head

We have played Leicester 115 times with the first match being on the 10th January 1914 in the FA Cup where it was a 5-5 draw.
We have played them 101 times in the League* where we won 48, they won 34 and 19 were draws
We have played them 13 times in the FA Cup where we have won 8, they won 3 and 3 were draws
We also played them once in the League cup which we won.

* Depicts Premier League along with old 1st and 2nd Divisions.

Banner courtesy of @chrissivad who I would personally like to thank for his contribution this season.
 
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yid-down-under

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Sep 21, 2003
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All I want tomorrow is for us to finish above arsenal. This seasons been bad enough and having those twats smirking would just finish it off
 

Cel

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Jan 31, 2013
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Nah, we are defo winning, and West ham will too, and finishing 7th, as that would be the most annoying way to end the most annoying season for a while. It just fits.
 

tooey

60% banana
Apr 22, 2005
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Let's put an end to this disappointing season in readiness for what will probably be a disappointing summer.

Covid, Jose, ESL, Kane, the regression of most of our players. Yup. Shit.

But still,

Coys.
 
Aug 9, 2008
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As much as i love mason being a yiddo, if he play his bum chum winks we are 'Daniel Farked' ... he cannot play him unless we are 3 nil up with 5 mins to go and brings him on.....
 

jolsnogross

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May 17, 2005
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We've been atrocious and I'll be very surprised if we compete here. I think Leicester will be well motivated to give us a drubbing. And we look spineless enough to get one. That won't be enough for them. And we'll end up below Arsenal.

All of that is super shitty, after an abysmal season. But I'd rather we don't end up in that new euro competition so the new manager can work with the squad more.
 

rez9000

Any point?
Feb 8, 2007
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My prediction:

Arsenal will draw with Brighton (as Brighton have been a bit of a bogey team for them)
Everton will lose to Man City
West Ham will win

We'll lose

Final placing 7th and entry into UEFA's bastard lovechild competition.

Sigh.
 

Japhet

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Aug 30, 2010
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As long as we stay out of the Euro Johnstones Paint Trophy we'll have the answer to All or Nothing.
 

Rosco1984

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what happens if leicester finish 5th as they already have a europa league spot from the cup. Does that mean 6th and 7th get europa league and 8th get the waste of time?
 

hughy

I'm SUPER cereal.
Nov 18, 2007
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This will be only the second game I've chosen not to watch this season along with Chelsea at home in the League.

Quite frankly I don't see the point. We've learnt everything we need to know from this squad, and after the Villa defeat I don't think I'll even be able to pick the positives from an unlikely win.

Question is do I watch another game or just give football a miss altogether. With pretty much everything else settled I think it'll probably have to be the latter.
 
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