Leicester Vs Tottenham Preview & Champions League

Sep 21, 2019 | Sushilspurs11

"I think we are improving and I think we have a massive room to improve and for sure I’m very optimistic that we are going to improve a lot."

Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs will travel to Leicester to continue their high scoring tempo. Spurs have thrown away 2-0 lead again this season as they shared a point with Olympiacos in their Champions League opener.

Leicester will be looking for a win after losing to Manchester United last week.

Competition: Premier League

Venue: King Power Stadium

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019

Kick-off: 5:15 Pm (Nepal Time)

Last five meetings: Leicester v Tottenham

10 February 2019: Tottenham 3-1 Leicester (Premier League)

8 December 2018: Leicester 0-2 Tottenham (Premier League)

13 May 2018: Tottenham 5-4 Leicester (Premier League)

28 November 2017: Leicester 2-1 Tottenham (Premier League)

18 May 2017: Leicester 1-6 Tottenham (Premier League)

Tottenham have lost only one against the Foxes in their last five meetings, scoring 17 and conceding 8 goals.

Team News


Serge Aurier and Danny Rose didn’t travel to Greece in midweek, so both players are expected to return to the starting line-up.


Juan Foyth (ankle)

Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring)

Giovani Lo Celso (hip)  


Matty James: Achilles problem

Wes Morgan could return to the side

Managers View

Mauricio Pochettino

In the Premier League we know each other really well. Leicester is a very good team with a lot of unbelievable players and after winning the Premier League they rebuild their squad and today are doing fantastic with a great manager like Brendan Rodgers, who I know very well. They are doing a fantastic job.

Brendan Rodgers

“I would want the team to have more opportunities, that’s what we speak about and that’s what we’re working on the training field,” said Rodgers.

“It’s ensuring that we become dangerous with our possession, because that’s how we work. We want to have the ball but we want to play with the tempo.

“That’s something that we hope we can improve on over the course of the season.

Predicted XI

Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, NDombele, Eriksen, Son, Kane

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Masddison, Perez, Barnes, Vardy

The Champions League Outcome

SEPTEMBER 18: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur breaks through during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Olympiacos FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Karaiskakis Stadium on September 18, 2019 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur may have returned with a point from Greece in their Champions League opener against Olympiacos but the scenario may have been completely different. Spurs blew away 2-0 lead to the host and they have done it second time this season.

 Mauricio Pochettino

“I think it’s easy to explain. When we are not showing that intensity that the competition demands we struggle. We are not talking about quality. We’re talking about being focused, concentrated, aggressive, anticipating the action. How many times did we anticipate today? How many times we were not proactive like we were against Palace. That is a very good example in three days, it’s a massive difference. It’s not about tactics, it’s not about quality players, it’s about the quality of preparing yourself to be ready to fight. At this type of level you need to match the opponent in terms of intensity, aggression, in excitement and motivation and then is going to appear your quality when you are connected with the game.

That’s the first demand you need to work with. It’s not only the responsibility of one person. It’s everyone’s responsibility and it’s not possible to, in three days, how we start the game today be a massive difference. That is my disappointment. I feel disappointed for everyone. Of course we can say after that we scored twice and maybe in the second half we played better, but I think from the beginning of this season we are conceding a lot of chances, a lot of goals and we need to change that way. I think the only way we can change is demanding more from ourselves and that is the way we are going to change, trying to be more consistent over different days, showing more performances like Palace and not like today”.

Harry Kane

“You can see why the manager is frustrated. He has been here for six years now and we are still making similar mistakes as we were the first year. We are not young any more, we are not inexperienced, and we have played in big games for club and country. We have to try to find a way to get around it and improve and get better. That is all we can try to do.”

The two different statement above after the Olympiacos game shows that everything was not right during the Champions League opener in Greece.

The manager was clearly frustrated with his players as he mentioned that the players didn’t followed his game plan and they can’t concede these types of goals time and again.

Similarly Harry Kane mentioned that the players themselves are responsible for the frustration of the manager as they are repeating the same mistakes again.

During the game the visitors looked lost in comparison to the host in all the areas and it will not be wrong to say that they were lucky to be back with one point from the Greece.

The problem with Spurs this season is defence. The defensive unit has been poor, they are letting the simple goals and are unable to bear with high tempos. The coach has mentioned the same if they want to win the games then they need to be strong defensively.

Hope the game against Olympiacos will be the lesson to improve and not to repeat the same mistake as always like Kane said.

Now all focus on Leicester.