Leicester City face a tricky looking schedule in September as they bid to get themselves in the mix towards the top end of the Premier League table.
The Foxes started the new campaign with draws against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea to give themselves a solid base to work from for the rest of the season.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are prominent in the betting without the ‘Big Six’ to finish ‘best of the rest’ this term and you can see the latest odds update as the season progresses.
Leicester’s fixtures during September are somewhat truncated due to the international break, but it is fair say that they are not easy.
They will head to Old Trafford on September 14 to face a Manchester United side that have looked much-improved at the start of the new season.
Leicester haven’t beaten United in their last 10 meetings in all competitions, with their last victory coming back in September 2014.
They were defeated 2-1 in last season’s corresponding match, before slipping to a 1-0 reverse at the King Power Stadium later in the campaign.
With United looking capable of mounting a top four challenge this season, a point from this game would be a satisfactory result.
Leicester return to home soil the following Saturday to face a Tottenham Hotspur team that have also made an impressive start to the season.
Spurs kicked-off the new campaign with a 3-1 home victory over Aston Villa, before battling to a 2-2 draw at Manchester City.
The North London outfit completed the double over Leicester last season and will be favourites to pick up three points this time around.
However, Leicester’s performance at Stamford Bridge showed that they can match the top teams and they are more than capable of taking something from this game.
Rodgers’ side complete their September schedule with a home match against Newcastle United on the final Saturday of the month.
The Magpies made a sticky start to the season, losing against Arsenal and Norwich City, and the Foxes should add to their troubles at the King Power.
However, Rodgers will be eager to guard against complacency having seen his team defeated 1-0 by Newcastle when they last met back in April.
That was only Leicester’s second defeat in their last eight meetings with Newcastle and they will be out for revenge on September 28.
With a trip to Liverpool to follow, it is important that Leicester pick up as many points as possible from their September fixtures to keep themselves in touch with the top six.