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Key information, quotes and team news from both sides ahead of Tuesday’s 7.45pm kick off at the King Power Stadium…

Vital stats:

Match: Leicester (2nd) v City (4th)

Competition: Premier League

Date and time: Tuesday 29 December, 7.45pm (GMT)

Referee: Craig Pawson

Last time: Leicester 0 City 1 (Saturday, 13 December 2014)

Head to head record:

Leicester wins 27, Draws 28, City wins 53

Form: Leicester: LWWWDW City: WLWLWL

Tickets: Sold Out

Key Quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: "Leicester are top of the table because they deserve to be. They have very important players in a very good moment with high performance. They beat Chelsea and drew against United - we must consider they will not collapse because they lost.

"We knew it was not easy for them to beat Liverpool away so we were confident that we could reduce the gap at the top if we beat Sunderland. Leicester couldn't win and now we have an important game to finish the first round of fixtures."

Kevin De Bruyne: "You have to give props to them, they're doing really well, but if we win there we are on the same amount of points and we are there on top of the table with some other teams so at the moment everything is fine."

Claudio Ranieri: “The motivation is high because you’re playing one of the teams that can win the league like Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. 

“We have to put in a very good performance to win that. “They have so much talent but it’s important that we recover our energy and show our football. With our fans behind us at home we have one player more.”

Danny Simpson: “It’s 1-0 (against Liverpool) and we’re devastated but we’ve just got to keep going. It’s a setback but we’ll bounce back. We’ve got a great team with great characters and great spirit. We’ve got City at home now and with our fans, we’ll get straight at them.”

Team News

Leicester: Drinkwater, James, Schlupp.

City: Nasri, Kompany, Fernando, Zabaleta.

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