The Foxes still haven’t recorded a Premier League away win this season and will try to do so when they face Burnley on Tuesday at Turf Moor — which has served as a fortress this season for the Clarets.
Location: Turf Moor, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Kick-off time: 7:45 PM GMT, 2:45 PM Eastern, 11:45 AM Pacific
Burnley are in the top-five in the league when it comes to playing at home — winning eight out of 12 matches. Leicester and Burnley are the only two remaining sides in the Premier League that have yet to win on the road this season.
What the Foxes do have going for themselves however is a 10-match unbeaten streak against manager Sean Dyche’s side that included a 3-0 win for Leicester at the King Power Stadium back in September. Striker Islam Slimani had a debut to remember with two goals on the day in his first Leicester match after arriving from Sporting.
Slimani can make his return to the Leicester 18 after crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria and teammate Riyad Mahrez, who came on as a second-half sub in the club’s 2-2 draw with Derby this past Friday.
Both need to find their scoring boots along with Jamie Vardy in order to break the offensive slump for Leicester, who haven’t scored a goal in the league for three matches dating back to a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough on January 2. They also need to stop giving up soft goals defensively, with Wes Morgan and Robert Huth looking like leaky faucets at center-back.
Burnley are through to the FA Cup Fifth Round after a tidy 2-0 win over Bristol City while the Foxes will replay against Derby County after Wes Morgan rescued the Foxes with an 87th minute header. Andre Gray has five goals in his last five matches for the Clarets after a nine-match scoreless run.
The Foxes will push to go ahead early as Burnley have yet to earn a point from a losing position this season (0-0-12). Leicester are beginning to see some separation between themselves and the pack ahead, including the Clarets in 13th and five points up on the Foxes. A loss would sink Ranieri’s men deeper into the bottom six with clubs like Swansea beginning to find their footing.