Leicester vs Man City LIVE commentary: Line-ups, kick-off times and exclusive coverage as battle for second

Leicester and Manchester City continue their battle to finish second in the Premier League this weekend when they face off at the King Power.

The pair have been Liverpool’s closet title rivals this season but the top-flight title is destined for Anfield now.

Leicester and City will be eager to secure the place as best of the rest this term with the reigning champions four points ahead of their rivals following their win over West Ham on Wednesday.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola will be looking to beat Leicester this weekend

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola will be looking to beat Leicester this weekend

If the Foxes are to catch Pep Guardiola’s men, they’ll need a big performance on Saturday evening.

And they’ll likely have revenge on their minds having lost 3-1 at the Etihad in December.

talkSPORT’s GameDay special this concludes in the East Midlands this weekend as we bring you all the action from the clash exclusively live.

Leicester vs Man City: How to listen

The Premier League clash will get underway at 5:30pm on Saturday, February 22.

Full commentary from King Power will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5pm.

Laura Woods will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Nigel Adderley and Dean Ashton for our live and exclusive commentary.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

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Leicester vs Man City: Match stats

  • Leicester City have lost five of their last six Premier League matches against Manchester City (W1), winning the other in this exact fixture last season under Claude Puel.
  • Man City have lost two of their last three away Premier League games against Leicester (W1) having lost none of their previous five away games there in the Premier League (W3 D2).
  • Leicester have drawn back-to-back Premier League games, having drawn just one of their previous 22 in the competition (W15 L6).
  • In Brendan Rodgers’ first 14 home league games in charge of Leicester, the Foxes conceded just seven goals and never more than once in a match. In their last four at the King Power Stadium, they’ve shipped nine goals, and more than once on three occasions.
  • Manchester City have lost four of their 13 away Premier League games this season (W8 D1), as many as they had on the road in their previous two campaigns combined (W30 D4 L4). The Citizens haven’t failed to score in consecutive away league games since January 2017.
  • Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers has never beaten Man City manager Pep Guardiola in any of his previous four meetings (D2 L2) – he’s only faced Jose Mourinho more often without winning in his managerial career (six games).
  • This is Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers’ 300th top-flight match as a manager (197 Premier League, 103 Scottish Premiership) – Rodgers has never lost a home Premier League game against Manchester City (W3 D1).
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been directly involved in six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against Man City (5 goals, 1 assist). Vardy has scored more top-flight goals (5) against teams managed by Pep Guardiola than any other player across the Spaniard’s spells at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Man City.
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy hasn’t scored in any of his last six Premier League games – he’d only failed to score in six of his first 18 appearances in the competition this season.
  • Man City striker Gabriel Jesus has scored in all three of his Premier League starts against Leicester, with two of these strikes ending up being the winning goal of the game.

Man City star Riyad Mahrez scored against his former club Leicester last season

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Man City star Riyad Mahrez scored against his former club Leicester last season

Leicester vs Man City: Team news

Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury is suspended following his red card against Wolves last time out.

The Foxes remain without Nampalys Mendy and Wilfred Ndidi.

City wingers Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane are still out but are both close to returning.

David Silva is back on the bench despite a recent muscle injury.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Fuchs, Pereira, Maddison, Tielemans, Praet, Chilwell, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Subs: Justin, Morgan, Albrighton, Ward, Barnes, Perez, James.

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Aguero.

Subs: Bravo, Stones, Jesus, Silva, Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden.

Referee: Paul Tierney