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Spurs eyeing explosive Arsenal target in January, star could win the title for Pochettino

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Tottenham are looking to make a move for the Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in January.

The Algerian wanted to leave the Foxes in the summer but there no concrete offers for him. It seems that Spurs and Arsenal are now set to battle it out for him when the transfer window reopens.

Tottenham have been crying out for a specialist winger for a while now and signing Mahrez would be a masterstroke.

Adrien Silva trains with Leicester as club mulls transfer appeal

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London (AFP) – Adrien Silva is now training with Leicester City while the Premier League club consider going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over his transfer saga.

The Foxes’ appeal to FIFA to secure the registration of the Portuguese midfielder was last week rejected by world football’s governing body.

Shakespeare set to ditch usual system in a bid to get more out of Leicester

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Only a year after being crowned Premier League champions, Leicester City are facing a potential relegation battle.

The Foxes have won just one of their opening seven games in the league while drawing two and losing four. The dreadful start to the new campaign has relegated Leicester to 16th on the table.

Shakespeare reveals how Leicester’s squad mocked Mahrez following transfer drama

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Leicester City superstar Riyad Maharez was rumoured to be pushing for a move out of the club in the summer.

Manchester United and Arsenal were among a whole array of clubs linked with the Algerian but a transfer out of the King Power stadium never materialised.

Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare has confirmed the rumours that Mahrez left international duty to fly to Europe on deadline day to secure his dream move to one of the ‘big clubs’ of the Premier League.

Leicester City vs Liverpool – The Rematch

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Leicester City vs Liverpool

English Premier League

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Kickoff Time: 17:30 BST

Just four days after a clash in the EFL Cup, Liverpool yet again face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in a Premier League rematch.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ripped apart on social media after his performance against Leicester

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Liverpool crashed out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat against Leicester City last night.

The Reds dominated the majority of the game but failed to take their chances in front of the goal. Goals from Okazaki and Slimani ensured that Liverpool’s poor run of form continues for now.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have not won any of their last four matches and they are under tremendous pressure right now.

Leicester City ban three supporters for homophobic chants

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Leicester City have confirmed that they have banned three supporters for homophobic chanting during the Foxes’ Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium in August.

The statement issued by Leicester claims that the culprits will serve stadium bans varying in length from two to 12 months.

Two Trips To Leicester This Week

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The Reds face Leicester twice this week and on both occasions away from home. The first trip on Tuesday night is a League Cup tie with the following fixture in the league on Saturday.
Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Burnley this weekend once again displayed their defensive frailties and in a cup match when it's all or nothing the Reds will have to be careful at the back.

Major blow for Leicester, Shakespeare confirms these 3 stars are likely to miss the Liverpool game

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Liverpool travel to King Power Stadium for their Carabao Cup clash against Leicester City tomorrow night and the visitors will be looking to get back to winning ways.

The Reds have not won any of their last three matches in all competitions and Jurgen Klopp’s men will be under a lot of pressure to turn it around.

Honours even as Leicester’s Vardy strikes

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave 2016 champions Leicester a much-needed point on Saturday as his penalty secured a 1-1 draw at newboys Huddersfield in their Premier League clash.

Vardy scored from the spot - as he had done in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend - just minutes after Belgian international Laurent Depoitre marked his full Premier League debut by giving the hosts a deserved lead in the opening minute of the second-half.

Honours even as Leicester’s Vardy strikes

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy gave 2016 champions Leicester a much-needed point on Saturday as his penalty secured a 1-1 draw at newboys Huddersfield in their Premier League clash.

Vardy scored from the spot - as he had done in the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend - just minutes after Belgian international Laurent Depoitre marked his full Premier League debut by giving the hosts a deserved lead in the opening minute of the second-half.

Chelsea: Kanté And Morata On Target As Blues Down Leicester At King Power Stadium (Video)

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Chelsea find themselves third in the table after a deserved win away to Leicester on Saturday.

The last two Premier League title winners produced a rather unremarkable first period.

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However, just before the break, the visitors took the lead, with in-form striker Alvaro Morata heading home from a Cesar Azpilicueta centre.

Chelsea’s Kante returns to haunt Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A rare N’Golo Kante goal on his return to Leicester gave Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Kante struck five minutes after half-time with a low shot that appeared to take City keeper Kasper Schmeichel by surprise as it came though a crowd of players to find the bottom corner.

Chelsea’s Kante returns to haunt Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A rare N’Golo Kante goal on his return to Leicester gave Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Kante struck five minutes after half-time with a low shot that appeared to take City keeper Kasper Schmeichel by surprise as it came though a crowd of players to find the bottom corner.

Every second counts as Leicester scramble to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester face a fight with FIFA to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds.

Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million ($28 million, 24 million euros) deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.

Every second counts as Leicester scramble to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester face a fight with FIFA to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds.

Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million ($28 million, 24 million euros) deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window.

Drinkwater relieved as saga between Leicester and Chelsea finally ends

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Danny Drinkwater finally sealed his dream move to Chelsea at the end of a hectic transfer deadline day.

A fee of around £35 million was agreed with Leicester, with the midfielder’s transfer finally confirmed on a five-year deal during the night.

Drinkwater was holed up at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground as he waited for news of discussions between the two clubs.

Mahrez to leave Leicester; Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham chasing

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Riyad Mahrez has left the Algeria national team camp in order to complete a transfer from Leicester.

The Algerian Football Federation has given Mahrez permission to return to Europe to formalise a move.

The Leicester winger has been eyed by a host of clubs over the summer, with AS Roma having already had three bids rejected for the 26-year-old.

Arsenal legend urges Arsene Wenger to sign Leicester star

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Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has urged Arsene Wenger to sign Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez before the transfer window closes.

Mahrez handed in a transfer request at the start of the summer and was widely tipped to leave Leicester after interest from clubs across Europe.

AS Roma submitted numerous bids for the 26-year-old, but each was rejected by Leicester who are keen to hang on to their star man.

Two Premier League matches break one million viewers on US TV

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Two matches from this past weekend broke the million viewers barrier on US television. Those games were Manchester United versus Leicester and Liverpool against Arsenal.

Man United’s game against Leicester was the most-watched soccer game anywhere on US television last weekend with an average of 1.

Two Premier League matches break one million viewers on US TV

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Two matches from this past weekend broke the million viewers barrier on US television. Those games were Manchester United versus Leicester and Liverpool against Arsenal.

Man United’s game against Leicester was the most-watched soccer game anywhere on US television last weekend with an average of 1.

Perfect Start To The Season For Manchester United

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It's been a perfect start to the season for Manchester United. Nine points from their opening three matches, 10 goals scored and 0 conceded.

Saturday's win over Leicester was the first signs that this season could be different than the ones since Sir Alex Ferguson departed Old Trafford.

United racked up 22 shots in a match that also saw Romelu Lukaku have a penalty saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who produced an inspired performance.

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FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

Klopp insists Liverpool on right track

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side are thriving, despite the pressure they faced during a recent four-game winless streak that was ended with a 3-2 victory at Leicester City on Saturday.

Klopp’s side have come in for criticism at both ends of the pitch as a misfiring attack has failed to take its chances while a leaky defence has struggled to keep a clean sheet.

Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half of their 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half of their 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Football: Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

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London (AFP) – Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.

Okazaki came off the bench to fire Leicester ahead in the second half of their 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

The Japan forward, on as a second-half replacement for Leonardo Ulloa, broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the third-round tie.

Chelsea call on fans to stop anti-Semitic chant about striker Alvaro Morata

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea were forced to plead with their fans to ditch an anti-Semitic song about the club’s striker Alvaro Morata after they sang the offensive chant during a 2-1 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Morata scored his third goal for Chelsea since his club record move from Real Madrid to open the scoring.

Chelsea call on fans to stop anti-Semitic chant about striker Alvaro Morata

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea were forced to plead with their fans to ditch an anti-Semitic song about the club’s striker Alvaro Morata after they sang the offensive chant during a 2-1 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Morata scored his third goal for Chelsea since his club record move from Real Madrid to open the scoring.

Silva awaits green light for late Leicester move

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London (AFP) – Sporting Lisbon and Leicester City announced Friday they had reached agreement for the transfer of Portugal international Adrien Silva to the Premier League club after the summer deadline expired.

Portuguese giants Sporting said they were “awaiting confirmation from FIFA” that the deal could go through after Silva reportedly agreed to join Leicester two hours after the transfer window shut on Thursday.

Silva awaits green light for late Leicester move

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London (AFP) – Sporting Lisbon and Leicester City announced Friday they had reached agreement for the transfer of Portugal international Adrien Silva to the Premier League club after the summer deadline expired.

Portuguese giants Sporting said they were “awaiting confirmation from FIFA” that the deal could go through after Silva reportedly agreed to join Leicester two hours after the transfer window shut on Thursday.

Liverpool

Visualized: Liverpool 3-2 Leicester City

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Previous Match Infographics: Burnley (h), Sevilla (h), Manchester City (a), Arsenal (h), Hoffenheim (h), Crystal Palace (h), Hoffenheim (a), Watford (a)

Match data from WhoScored, except average position from Liverpool FC



There truly isn't much to say that hadn't been said after Watford, Sevilla, or Burnley.

Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho Nets Stunning Free-Kick As Reds Beat Leicester In Five-Goal Thriller (Video)

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Philippe Countinho scored a stunning free-kick as Liverpool ran out 3-2 winners in an entertaining clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds had been dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek by the Foxes, but they got off to a flying start when Mohamed Salah headed home from a Coutinho assist.

Liverpool 3-2 Leicester City

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Goals:
Salah 15'
Coutinho 23'
Okazaki 45+3'
Henderson 68'
Vardy 69'

That was Liverpool distilled to almost as pure an essence as possible. Almost.

We got three great Liverpool goals, from three different players, from three different types of moves.

Liverpool at Leicester 09.23.17

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12:30pm ET, live in the US on NBC

Last four head-to-head:
0-2 Leicester (a; League Cup) 09.19.17
1-3 Leicester (a) 02.27.17
4-1 Liverpool (h) 09.10.16
0-2 Leicester (a) 02.02.16

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 0-2 Leicester (a); 1-1 Burnley (h); 2-2 Sevilla (h)
Burnley: 2-0 Liverpool (h); 1-1 Huddersfield (a); 1-2 Chelsea (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Mané, Salah 3; Firmino 2; Sturridge 1
Leicester: Vardy 4; Okazaki 2; Maguire 1

Referee: Anthony Taylor (LFC History) (WhoScored)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Trent A-A Gomez Klavan Moreno
Wijnaldum Henderson Can
Salah Firmino Coutinho

Only one match left to go on Sadio Mané's suspension.

Reds Out Of Carabao Cup

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Liverpool were knocked out of the League Cup by Leicester last night despite appearing to control the game in the entire first half.
The Reds once again came unstuck after creating dangerous plays and chances galore but failing to find the back of the net. There's no denying that some of Liverpool's passing and movement is a joy to watch but what's the point in racking up 600 odd passes if you aren't gonna score?

Arsenal

Could this be the season that Danny Welbeck comes good for Arsenal?

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This is Danny Welbeck's 4th season at Arsenal in 2014, and he has started in explosive style with one goal against Leicester on the opening day and following it up with another two in Saturday's win over Bournemouth. Compared to last season, when he scored just twice in 16 League appearances this is amazing!

Arsenal’s Calum Chambers unavailable at any price

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Leicester have had a bid in excess of£20 Million rejected by Arsenal for the services of Calum Chambers. The Gunners signed the English defender from Southampton in 2014, but after failing to earn a regular starting role after two years, was sent out on loan last season. Chambers enjoyed a regular role with Middlesbrough last [.

The Rest

Hazard In Chelsea Squad For Leicester Trip

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Antonio Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard is in theChelseasquad to face Leicester this weekend after recovering from an ankle fracture.

The attacking midfielder has not featured for the Blues since last season after picking up an injury while on international duty with Belgium.

After coming on as a substitute for his country this week, though, Conte has confirmed he is fit and ready to return for Chelsea.