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Match Preview: Foxes to host Southampton following midweek UCL victory

Both clubs earned points in Europe this week (albeit different competitions) and have to turn their focus back to the Premier League.

Leicester City FC v FC Porto - UEFA Champions League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Location: King Power Stadium, Leicestershire, England

Kick-off time: 2:15 PM GMT, 09:15 AM Eastern, 06:15 AM Pacific

Leicester City will attempt to do what they’ve only been able to do once this season on Sunday, and that’s string together two wins in a row.

Much like the situation was midweek against Porto in Europe, the Foxes look to use the support of the boisterous King Power Stadium crowd against Southampton as they try to transfer some of their Champions League momentum into the Premier League.

Leicester’s flying high from their 1-0 win over Porto in the club’s first-ever Champions League home fixture to top Group G with a full six points from two matches. The Saints drew Hapoel Be’er Sheva 0-0 in Israel and are atop Group K in the Europa League, now having to travel to Leicester for their third away match in a row.

Meanwhile in the league, the Foxes have taken a meager seven points from six matches and need to find their form to get back into the race at the top of the table. Leicester have only won consecutive games once so far this season, and the last time it happened was following a 1-0 win in Belgium over Club Brugge when the Foxes hammered Burnley 3-0 at the King Power. The following two matches proved to be less than desirable, including a 4-2 collapse against Chelsea in the EFL Cup and what could be Leicester’s worst performance since returning to the Premier League in a 4-1 loss to Manchester United.

It’s easy to see that there’s still a lot to be desired from Leicester City, but from darkness comes light in the form of Islam Slimani who may never score with his feet again. The record-signing from Algeria has been full value since arriving from Sporting with three goals for the Foxes, all from headers, and pairing up with national teammate Riyad Mahrez on a regular basis to full effect.

A shaky defensive showing against Manchester United was followed up with a clean sheet against Porto — a good omen for the Foxes whose defense has been leaky during the month of September. The Foxes need to build on their defensive showing against Porto and head into the international break on a high before returning to action against Chelsea on October 15.