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STOKE CITY VS LEICESTER CITY

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 9:00 AM

STOKE (4-3-3)

BUTLAND, JOHNSON, CAMERON, MUNIESA, PIETERS, SHAQIRI, VAN GINKEL, WHELAN, ARNAUTOVIC, DIOUF, JOSELU

LEICESTER (4-4-2)

VARDY, OKAZAKI,

ALBRIGHTON, INLER, DRINKWATER, MAHREZ,

SCHLUPP, MORGAN, HUTH, DE LAET, SCHMEICHEL

Teams who are experiencing very differing seasons in the Barclays Premier League meet at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke are just one place off the foot of the table with two points, their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign. But visiting Leicester have now gone nine Premier League games without defeat, including five this season, and that is their best-ever run in the competition.

Stoke's problem is clear: they cannot score goals. They have just three, just one more than shot-shy Newcastle United, while Leicester have 11, the joint best in the division along with Manchester City and West Ham United.

Leicester arrive buoyed by their remarkable 3-2 win over Aston Villa last Sunday when they came back from two goals down to score three times in the final 18 minutes. That win leaves the Foxes in second place, four points behind leaders Manchester City.

Jamie Vardy scored Leicester's equaliser in that game and has now been directly involved in a goal in five of his last six Premier League appearances for the Foxes.

In their only previous Premier League visit to the Britannia Stadium, last season, Leicester won 1-0.

Stoke are still without banned pair Charlie Adam and Ibrahim Affelay, who were both sent off in their last home game, against West Bromwich Albion.