Leicester City vs Hull City

"Every game we play is a big opportunity for us to take points and move up the table", manager Marco Silva said.

Hull City: Jakupovic; Elabdellaoui, Maguire, Ranocchia, Robertson; Huddlestone; Markovic, Clucas, Ndiaye, Grosicki; Niasse.

Hull's away record has been nothing but awful this campaign as they picked up only five points in 13 away games.

The Pole's low ball into the box was palmed out by Kasper Schmeichel, but Clucas had continued his run and reacted well to steer the rebound home for his first ever Premier League goal.

Leicester City Starting XI Lineups: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy.

Meanwhile, Hull defender Harry Maguire is expected to shake off a knee injury in time for the game at King Power Stadium.

The Tigers took the lead through Sam Clucas after less than 15 minutes, but Christian Fuchs levelled things up before a Riyad Mahrez strike and late Tom Huddlestone own goal saw the champions register back-to-back league wins for the first time this season. Yet when the Foxes were able to rekindle the spark they did so with dazzling brilliance. Hull did however offer a brief sighter at goal as Grosicki struck a half-volley after a lay-off from Niasse, only for the shot to be deflected off target as the first 45 minutes drew to a close. Maguire hit the outside of the post after connecting with a Grosicki corner and he also sent a far post header straight into the hands of Schmeichel.

Clucas had an effort blocked before Leicester gradually began to work their way back into the contest. The attacking midfielder forced Eldin Jakupovic into an awkward stop, before unleashing an effort that was deflected over by Robertson.

Ahmed Musa was left out against the Reds for tactical reasons and the striker will hope to be back in Shakespeare's plans for Saturday as the defending champions look to record back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.

"I'm sure the owners will give me their views after the game. The results are the most important and obviously it was more enjoyable getting the three points on Monday night".

If Ranieri was still in charge, then Hull fans might fancy their side's chances but now it's like they're facing the Leicester of last season.

  • Julie Sanders