After our away defeat at Burnley, the Cherries are back home and our fans will still be remembering the last thrilling encounter against Liverpool the Sunday before. This time memories will go back to Leicester City`s last visit and for the three injuries sustained to the AFCB players, two of whom were out with long term injuries.
Leicester were the surprise team of last season by winning the title with their new manager Claudio Ranieri in charge. It could be said in the previous season that Nigel Pearson who was the manager had set the seeds for Leicester`s title challenge, his side winning the last seven games out of nine played which also had one defeat and one draw, with Leicester finishing in 14th place. With only seven games to go, Leicester City were bottom of the table on 25 points, they finished the season with 41 points.
This season Leicester lost key player N`Golo Kante to Chelsea in a £32 million deal, they brought in Nampalys Mendy from Nice as a replacement for £13 million. Amongst their other signings is the Algerian striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon for £29.7 million.
They haven`t had a good season so far and their two players amongst the goals last season in Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have struggled to find the net on a regular basis. Away from home Leicester City have a poor record so far this season, drawing 1 and losing 6 games. At home they have done better, winning 4, drawing 3 and losing 1.
AFC Bournemouth Team News:
Eddie may ring the changes again and bring back Jack Wilshere and Josh King. The other change could be to revert to our old back four of Smith, Francis, Cook and Daniels. Be interesting what side he starts with as we have another home game against Southampton on Sunday.
Player to watch: Jack Wilshere
I will stick with my original choice for the Burnley game, though he didn`t start, so expect to see Jack Wilshere back as he has been looking fitter and better in midfield with every game he has played and should be an influence against Leicester City.
Leicester City Team News:
Danny Simpson will be missing after picking up another yellow card at the weekend and so serves a one match suspension. Another player available for selection again after missing the last three games due to suspension is Danny Drinkwater. There might be a return for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after being out for six weeks with a broken hand. Riyad Mahrez has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
Player to watch: Jamie Vardy
Has to be Jamie Vardy, in the home game at the weekend he suddenly found his scoring boots again at the expense of Manchester City, in a 4-2 victory Vardy netted a hat-trick, his first goals in the Premier League since 10th September at Anfield. He will be looking for more at Dean Court on Tuesday evening.
Match Facts & Stats
Last season at Dean Court the game finished in a 1-1 draw, the away game ended in a goalless draw. Our record at Dean Court against Leicester City has been 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats. In all competitions we have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 6.