Leicester vs Leeds LIVE commentary: Championship leaders set for key promotion clash – kick-off time, team news and how to follow
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Leicester vs Leeds LIVE commentary: Championship leaders set for key promotion clash – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Nov 4, 2023

Runaway Championship leaders Leicester welcome Leeds to the King Power Stadium this evening, live on talkSPORT 2.

The Foxes have been superb so far this season and have lost just one of their opening 14 games, winning the rest.

It doesn't look like anyone can stop Enzo Maresca's men

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It doesn’t look like anyone can stop Enzo Maresca’s menCredit: Getty

They are charging towards promotion and if they win here, they will move 17 points clear of the Whites.

Meanwhile, Daniel Farke’s men have started the season well too and have more points at this stage then Burnley amassed last year.

They are well positioned to finish inside the top two, even if catching the Foxes may be beyond them.

But as it stands, Ipswich are nine points clear of Leeds, so they need a win to close that gap.

Leicester vs Leeds: Last meeting

These sides were both in the Premier League this time last year and played each other in April 2023 in a key relegation clash.

Both teams needed to win to give themselves a chance of avoiding the drop.

Luis Sinisterra put the Whites into the lead, but they couldn’t get a second to put themselves into a commanding position, and Leicester scored a late equaliser.

Jamie Vardy was the hero for Leicester on the day, but they still went down by just two points, so might look back on that game and feel it was a missed opportunity.

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  • Leicester City have won their last two home league games against Leeds United, winning 1-0 in March 2022 and 2-0 in October 2022.
  • Leeds have won just one of their last nine league matches against Leicester (D4 L4), a 3-1 away win in January 2021 under Marcelo Bielsa.
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Leicester vs Leeds: Team news

Leicester XI: Hermansen, Ricardo, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin, Casadei, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall, Fatawu, Vardy, Mavididi.

Subs: Stolarczyk, Coady, Souttar, Choudhury, Albrighton, McAteer, Marcal, Iheanacho, Daka

Leeds XI: Meslier, Gray, Byram, Struijk, Rodon, Ampadu, Kamara, James, Summerville, Rutter, Piroe

Subs: Darlow, Ayling, Firpo, Cooper, Gruev, Anthony, Poveda, Gnonto, Bamford.

Leeds are starting to look like genuine promotion hopefuls

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Leeds are starting to look like genuine promotion hopefulsCredit: Getty
  • Leicester have won each of their last nine league games, the club’s joint-longest run in the Football League, previously doing so in February 2014 also in the Championship. Indeed, the Foxes could also be only the second side in the second tier to win as many as 14 of their first 15 games to begin a season after Bristol City in 1905-06. 
  • Leeds have won four of their last five league games (L1), one more than their first nine league games of the season (W3 D4 L2), though have lost two of their last three on the road (W1).
  • Only Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (11) has been involved in more Championship goals this season than Leeds’ Crysencio Summerville (10 – 6 goals, 4 assists), with eight of those involvements coming in his last five appearances (5 goals, 3 assists).

Leicester vs Leeds: What has been said?

Leicester boss Maresca expects a tough encounter against Leeds this evening.

He said: “We know they are good in transition, but they are not only good in transition.

“Summerville, [Dan] James, [Wilfried] Gnonto, they are very quick, we need to be careful. More than ever, we need many passes before we attack. If we attack quick, they will attack quick. We don’t want that.”

Vardy is one of many Leicester players loving life this year

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Vardy is one of many Leicester players loving life this yearCredit: Getty

Leicester vs Leeds: How to follow

This Championship clash will take place on Friday, November3.

Kick-off at the King Power is scheduled for 8pm.

talkSPORT 2’s live coverage of the match will be presented by Adrian Durham.

Commentary will then come from Jim Proudfoot and former Leeds Women’s striker Lucy Ward.

talkSPORT will also have updates from Dave Rowe and talkSPORT.com will have all the reaction.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


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