Leicester City are in a bit of a spiral. We all know it. A few weeks ago, Sunderland, who were on just 2 points, would have seemed like the perfect salve, but that was before they won 2 of their last 3.
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In a week where every game will hold a minute of silence, I’m sure we’re all quite aware that football is not as important as life and death. As far as football can go, this one’s important, but try to enjoy it.
For more build up, check out our match preview and see below for all the information on how to watch, along with team news and lineups when they come.
Location: Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England
Kick-off time: 15:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM Eastern, 7:00 AM Pacific
Opposition Blog: Roker Report
Available TV: Premier League Extra Time (US), Sportsnet (Canada)
Available streaming: NBC Sports Live (US), Sportsnet World Now (Canada)
For full international listings see LiveSoccerTV.com
Leicester City Team News:
Kasper Schmeichel is the only player unavailable through injury, joined on the sideline by a suspended Danny Drinkwater. Ben Chilwell and Nampalys Mendy are fit again, but the manager has said each is only good for about 30 minutes at the moment.
Sunderland Team News:
The Black Cats’ list is a lot longer with Paddy McNair, Fabio Borini, Lynden Gooch, and Lee Cattermole all out, while Jan Kirchhoff, Seb Larson, Vito Mannone and Jack Rodwell could all also miss out through injury.
Slimani in for Okazaki, as Leicester look a bit more direct
Today’s formation is 4-4-2. #SunLei pic.twitter.com/QMYpKhERYK— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 3, 2016
Sunderland: Pickford; Jones, Djilobodji, Kone, Van Aanholt; Pienaar, Denayer, Ndong; Watmore, Anichebe, Defoe
As always, enjoy the game and feel free to leave your comments below.
It’s matchday! ⚽️ #SunLei pic.twitter.com/6PTKWMwkQ5— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 3, 2016