Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says his players are ready to face a Tottenham side with “quality players” when they go head to head in the Premier League on Wednesday night (Leicester 11/5, draw 5/2, Tottenham 5/4 – Match Betting).
The Foxes find themselves in good form ahead of the arrival of Spurs at the King Power Stadium, with the East Midlands outfit beating Liverpool 1-0 in their last league outing.
Spurs have found goals somewhat hard to come by in their last two league outings, as they only found the back of the net twice in games against Southampton and Watford.
Despite Tottenham’s inconsistencies of late, Rodgers still feels there are plenty of threats in Antonio Conte’s side and believes the Italian has made a positive impact since replacing Nuno Espirito Santo in north London earlier this season.
“Antonio has come in and given them a stable base,” Rodgers said in Tuesday’s press conference. “Nuno going in at the beginning of the season was playing a similar style.
“The players know what they’re playing. They have quality players, but Antonio is renowned for play 3-4-3. They have very good players, so they can play in any system.”
Leicester welcome back defender James Justin to the squad 11 months on from suffering a serious knee injury.
As for Spurs, they still have a number of key players still out injured, with the likes of Son Heung-min, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon all sidelined.
Wednesday also sees Manchester United back in action as they make the trip to the capital to take on Thomas Frank’s Brentford (Brentford 7/2, draw 13/5, Manchester United 5/6 – Match Betting).
United boss Ralf Rangnick is hopeful to have forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford available for the clash with the Bees.
The duo were missing for the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last time out but, having trained this week, should be involved at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford (9/1 to be relegated) look set to name a similar side to the one that lost 3-0 to Liverpool last time out, with Frank reporting no new injuries and no sidelined players set for a return to face the Red Devils.