Leicester City will aim to strengthen their grip on a top-four spot and Champions League qualification when they host Crystal Palace in the Premier League tonight.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are third in the Premier League but would go seven points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United with three points at the King Power stadium.
The Hammers were defeated 1-0 by Chelsea, who are one point behind Leicester in fourth, on Saturday – and the Foxes will be looking to take advantage of that and other favourable results, such as Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle.
Crystal Palace are in 13th and look to be safe for another Premier League season under Roy Hodgson. The Eagles haven’t played in the Premier League for two weeks and were thrashed 4-1 by Chelsea in their last match.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game this evening.
When is it?
The match will kick-off at 8pm BST on Monday 26 April.
How can I watch?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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What is the team news?
Leicester’s injury report looks a lot less significant that it did a few weeks ago, with James Maddison back fit following his hip problem. Harvey Barnes remains out for the Foxes but could return before the end of the season.
Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill is a doubt having missed training with a minor injury problem this week, but manager Hodgson was hopeful he will be in contention. Hodgson also confirmed that Jeffrey Schlupp and long-term absentees James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho have returned to training, but it may be too soon for them to return to action on Monday.
Leicester: Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu; Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Pereira; Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Ayew, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Zaha, Benteke
Crystal Palace: 7/1
This is as favourable a fixture that Leicester could ask for at this point in the season. The Foxes are in good form after their FA Cup semi-final over Southampton and 3-0 win over West Brom in midweek, and they will fancy themselves to keep that run going with a win over Crystal Palace. Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace
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