After a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Liverpool, Leicester responded with two wins against Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League and a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Burnley. The Foxes were knocked out of the EFL Cup in extra time after Chelsea came back from two goals down to win 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
In the same space of time, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have lost three of their last four fixtures in all competitions including defeats to Manchester City and Watford in the Premier League. Mourinho’s men now sit six points behind Pep Guardiola’s magnificent City side meaning another defeat on Saturday could put another big dent in their title hopes.
The two sides met at the start of this season in the traditional curtain raiser at Wembley. United ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Both sides rested many of their key players during the mid-week League Cup fixtures with the likes of Islam Slimani and Paul Pogba expected to return to their respective team’s starting line-ups on Saturday afternoon.