Team News - Foxes v Magpies

Last updated : 11 April 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor


Jonny Evans is back for Leicester after recovering from a hip problem, while fellow centre-back Harry Maguire returns after missing the last game following the birth of his first child.

Jamie Vardy is available despite a minor groin issue, but Marc Albrighton is still short of match fitness.

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune is ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring his knee.

Mohamed Diame returns after missing the last game with a muscle problem.

Brendan Rodgers made European football his target on taking over at Leicester - there's now a real possibility that he could realise his aim in May.

When Claude Puel was sacked, the Foxes were as many points off the bottom three as they were from seventh but, after picking up 15 points from the six games since he departed, the Europa League is now potentially within their grasp.

A month ago it seemed Newcastle were safe, but with just one point gained from their subsequent three matches there's a hint of anxiety once again.

Considering both these sub-plots it does seem as though this match has the potential to be an entertaining duel.