The Spurs will be at Arena stadium today as Jose Mourinho’s charges play host to a resurgent Leicester City at 7 pm Ugandan time on Saturday evening, in a matchup that could have really diverse ramifications on the race for European football next season.
Mourinho’s men, led by frontman Harry Kane, who reached fifteen league goals in what has been an injury-hit season with a brace against Newcastle last time out, could send themselves above Wolves into the final Europa League spot in sixth with a win.
Brendan Rodger’s Foxes possess a lethal marksman of their own in the form of league top scorer Jamie Vardy, whose own brace against Sheffield United delivered his twenty-third and twenty-fourth strikes of the season. He will need to be at his razor-sharp best to propel Leicester past Spurs.
Leicester have been in indifferent form since the restart, although they did get a win in their most recent outing against Sheffield United, having embarrassingly lost 4-1 to Bournemouth last weekend.
They have also seen their quest to qualify for the UEFA Champions League come under a serious challenge as their lead over fifth-placed Manchester United has through, inexplicable losses on their part, and an unbeaten run on United’s completely evaporated to nothing leaving them only in the top four on goal difference.
Leicester badly needs this win against Spurs to help cement its future in the Champions league
An away win in London would leave the Champions League hopes of Leicester in their hands, while a loss could potentially leave those very same hopes hanging by a thread and would go a long way in condemning them to Europa League football next year considering they have to play an imperious United on the final matchday. A defeat would only sap much-needed confidence out of the squad.
Eric Dier is suspended while Serge Aurier is unavailable for personal reasons. Tanguy Ndombele is also ruled out while Japhet Tanganga is expected back, having returned to full fitness.
The visitors are without James Madison, Christian Fuchs and Ben Chilwell for the remainder of the season, while Caglar Soyuncu is injured.
Author: Timothy Ainebyoona
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