High-flying Foxes take aim at inconsistent Gunners

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 26 of 38

Leicester City vs Arsenal 

King Power Stadium 
Leicester, England
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Kick-off is at 13:00 
Leicester City will be aiming to build on their run of form in the 2020-21 English Premier League season when they host an inconsistent Arsenal side at King Power Stadium on Sunday. 
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
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The Foxes remained within 10 points of leaders Manchester City and in third spot on the league standings with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa. 
Harvey Barnes and James Maddison were on target once again for the Foxes who have continued to impress under Brendan Rodgers' tutelage. 

"I was absolutely delighted. I thought some of our football and the speed of our game was really, really good. We didn't have too many concerns defensively," Rodgers told Sky Sports following their win at Villa Park. 

"They (Maddison and Barnes) are getting better all the time. Maddison occupied the spaces really well. He's so creative. Harvey I thought was incredible. His finish looked easy but it wasn't. Both those boys are improving constantly," he added.
Arsenal slumped to a third defeat in five matches after losing 1-0 at home to City. The Gunners have struggled for consistency this season and head into this weekend's round of fixtures 15 points behind Leicester. 

"With the schedule that we have, it is really demanding. We have no time to recover and little time to prepare again. Against City for example, we could not prepare for the game on the field because we didn't have enough time," said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. 
"But we have to get used to it and we have an extra day now for Thursday's game, then we have to go to Leicester. But the players, you know how they are trying, they want to be the best that they can and prepare in the best possible way for every single match and that's what they are doing." 
Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy
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Jamie Vardy scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for the Foxes over Arsenal in the reverse fixture at Emirates Stadium this season. Vardy has found the back of the net in his last four league matches against the Gunners. 

Leicester City vs Arsenal head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 106
Leicester City wins: 22
Arsenal wins: 51
Draws: 33

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 26: 

Saturday, 27 February 
13:30 - Manchester City vs West Ham United 
16:00 - West Brom vs Brighton & Hove Albion 
18:30 - Leeds United vs Aston Villa 
21:00 - Newcastle United vs Wolves 
Sunday, 28 February 
13:00 - Crystal Palace vs Fulham 
13:00 - Leicester City vs Arsenal 
15:00 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley 
17:30 - Chelsea vs Mancehster United 
20:15 - Sheffield United vs Liverpool 
Monday, 01 March
21:00 - Everton vs Southampton 

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Published: 02/24/2021