Predicted Leicester and Sunderland line-ups: Powell and Gomez to start

Match between Leicester City and Sunderland to be played on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 15:00. Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Leicester City and Sunderland go head-to-head this weekend in a vital Premier League encounter for both.

The Foxes are currently 18th in the table after their fine start to the season took a turn for the worse in recent weeks, while Gus Poyet’s side are just three points above them and will want to climb further away from the relegation zone if possible.

Leicester have lost their last four matches and have not won since their famous 5-3 victory over Manchester United.

As for Sunderland, they have recovered relatively well since their 8-0 humiliation against Southampton, losing narrowly to Arsenal before beating Crystal Palace and drawing with Everton.

Leicester injury concerns: Ben Hamer has a hand injury but he is Nigel Pearson’s only injury concern at this time.

Leicester absences: The hosts have no confirmed absentees of note.

Sunderland injury concerns: Ricky Alvarez has a knock but has returned to training while Emanuele Giaccherini is hoping to overcome an ankle problem. Sebastian Coates is still approaching match fitness and Billy Jones has a hamstring injury.

Sunderland absences: Patrick van Aanholt is unavailable due to a dislocated shoulder.

Predicted starting line-ups:

Leicester – Schmeichel, de Laet, Wasilewski, Morgan, Schlupp, Cambiasso, James, Drinkwater, Powell, Ulloa, Vardy

Sunderland – Pantilimon, Reveillere, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher

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