On the pitch, the 2010s were the best ever decade for Leicester City...so far. With an exciting young team in 2nd place, these early 2020 fixtures could put us on the way to even better years ahead.
While it might seem like Newcastle’s best years are behind them, the Magpies have been a real surprise this year, although 3 losses from their last 4 has dropped them back into the bottom half.
For more build up check out below for all the information on how to watch, along with team news and lineups when they come.
Location: St James’ Park, Newcastle, England
Kick-off time: 15:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM Eastern, 07:00 AM Pacific
Available TV: BT Sport (UK)
Available Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK), NBCSports Gold(US), DAZN (Canada)
Available Radio: LCFC Radio
For full international listings see LiveSoccerTV.com
Leicester City Team News:
Brendan Rodgers rotated out pretty much his whole team last time, so tiredness should only be an issue for Jonny Evans, who played 180 minutes in 45 hours. Ricardo Pereira was apparently nursing a slight injury but is expected to be fit.
Newcastle United Team News:
Steve Bruce has a more difficult injury situation and has called 20 year old CB Kelland Watts to the first team with Jamaal Lascelles ruled out and Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett both doubts. Elsewhere, Allan Saint-Maximin will miss out while Joelinton, Ki Sung-Yeung, Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune all face fitness tests.
Matt Ritchie could make his return, so look out for that if Hamza is playing.
Leicester City: maybe another change of shape and 3 at the back for the Foxes? Still no Vardy
TEAM NEWS: No Jamie Vardy in today's Leicester City squad to visit Newcastle - with Perez and Iheanacho starting up front.— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) January 1, 2020
Six changes in total with Maddison, Tielemans, Ndidi, Ricardo, Chilwell and Soyuncu returning pic.twitter.com/AyoS37kUE4
Newcastle United: Dubravka; Schär, Fernández, Lejeune; Manquillo, Hayden, Shelvey, Almirón, Willems; Joelinton, Muto