4:45 AM (AEST) Friday, May 19 at King Power Stadium, Leicester
The last game of Round 37 will take place on Friday morning when defending champions Leicester play hosts to the second placed Tottenham.
Leicester: Schmeichel; Morgan, Hernandez, Fuchs, Huth; Drinkwater, Mahrez, Albrighton, Amartey; Slimani, Vardy.
Tottenham: Lloris; Rose, Vertonghenm, Alderweireld, Walker; Dembele, Alli, Wanyama; Son, Janssen, Eriksen.
There have been 93 games played between these two sides with Tottenham holding a comfortable lead, picking up 43 wins to the Foxes 31 while 19 games have been drawn. Their last clash was a 1 all draw earlier in the season.
From League champions last season to fighting to avoid demotion, Leicester has been woefully short of their form last season. Just 5 wins have been recorded by the Foxes this season, none of which have occurred in the new year. Leicester’s fifth win was against West Ham on New Years Eve, which they followed up with a draw and then five straight losses. They then picked up their form immensely, winning 5 straight games, including a 3-1 win over Liverpool, before losing 4-2 to Everton, scoring a 2 all draw with Palace and losing to Arsenal 1-0. They beat West Brom and Watford in successive games before losing last weekend to Manchester City 2-1.
Tottenham have lost just 3 league games this year and currently are the best defensive team in the League. The first loss came after Tottenham had gone 12 games undefeated, picking up 6 wins and 6 draws before succumbing to Chelsea 2-1. The Spurs bounced back with a 5-0 hammering of Swansea only to suffer defeat again, against Manchester United 1-0. They then won 6 straight before collecting back-to-back draws, then beating Boro 1-0. Tottenham lost their third match of the year to Liverpool 2-0, but bounced back with 9 straight wins, the last of which was against Arsenal 2-0. They had a shock 1-0 loss to the Hammers before bouncing back with a 2-1 win over Man United last weekend.
Vardy v Lloris – Vardy has been hot and cold this year. When he’s good, he’s amazing. He’ll be up against the stingiest defence in the League, with keeper Lloris having a tremendous season.
Spurs have been so hard to beat all year while the Foxes have been a shadow of their side that won the title last year. Spurs to win a tight one.