The Premier League season reaches it conclusion on Sunday as Southampton travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester. This and more in today’s Match Pack…
Leicester vs Saints
King Power Stadium
Sunday 22nd May, 4pm BST
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: Marc Perry, Shaun Hudson
Fourth official: Leigh Doughty
VAR: Graham Scott
Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood.
WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?
Saints will be wearing their red and white home shirt with black shorts for the showdown at the King Power.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Southampton will be looking to finish their season on a high after a challenging few weeks in the Premier League.
Falling to a midweek defeat to Liverpool, Leicester presents Hasenhüttl’s side with the opportunity to head into the summer break with three points under the belt.
Leicester currently sit ninth in the league standings just two points off of Wolves. After claining an impressive point against Chelsea on Thursday, Brendan Rodger’s side will be hoping to go one better and claim all three on Sunday.
The spoils were shared when Leicester visited St Mary's back in December, With Jan Bednarek giving Saints the lead after just three minutes, before Jonny Evans found the equaliser for the Foxes. Further goals from Ché Adams and James Maddison saw the game end 2-2 in SO14.
Southampton will be without Fraser Forster and Romain Perraud for their final game of the season, while Tino Livramento remains a long-term absentee.
Former Saint Ryan Bertrand and Wilfried Ndidi will be absent from Leicester’s final game of the season.
Youri Tielemans and James Justin could see a return to the starting XI after missing out against Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers: “We’ll play differently at the weekend, hopefully finish with a win and that can be a good end to the season.”
Ralph Hasenhüttl: “It's true it won't be the most watched game on the weekend, but for us it is important. Our results haven't been that good so another chance for freshening up and getting a good result.”
ONES TO WATCH
James Maddison: Scoring in Leicester’s last three games, Maddison is in fine form for the Foxes and will be sure to pose a threat in front of goal against Saints.
Armando Broja: Potentially his last game in a Saints shirt, Armando Broja will be wanting to finish his loan spell on a high when Saints visit the midlands on Sunday.
James Maddison 17
Jamie Vardy 16
Barnes, Daka 11
Harvey Barnes 12
James Maddison 11
Kelechi Iheanacho 9
James Ward-Prowse 10
Armando Broja 9
Elyounoussi, Adams 8
James Ward-Prowse 8
Nathan Redmond 6
Elyounoussi, Walker-Peters 4
HEAD TO HEAD
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
December 2021: Saints 2-2 Leicester (Bednarek, Adams)
April 2021: Saints 1-1 Leicester (Ward-Prowse)
April 2021: Leicester 1-0 Saints
January 2021: Leicester 2-0 Saints
January 2020: Leicester 1-2 Saints (Armstrong, Ings)
DID YOU KNOW?
- Southampton have won two of their last three away league games against Leicester (L1), as many as they had in their previous 16 visits to the King Power Stadium/Filbert Street combined (D5 L9).
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