Confirmed: Sunderland and Leicester line-ups

Here is how Sunderland and Leicester City will line up this afternoon:

Sunderland welcome Leicester City to the Stadium of Light for a huge Premier League encounter this weekend.

The Black Cats are currently 18th in the table, four points below Norwich City but with two games in hand over the side currently occupying the precious position of safety.

As for Leicester, they are flying high at the top of the tree, seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur with just six games remaining, and with Spurs facing Manchester United later today the Foxes will be desperate to take their advantage into double figures.

Despite Leicester’s superb campaign to date this is going to be a very tough match and a score-draw seems the most likely outcome if Sunderland play to their full potential, especially with the home crowd roaring them on.

What a difference a year makes, with the Foxes maintaining their top-flight status in this very fixture in the penultimate game of last season.

Sunderland lineup


  • Vito Mannone
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Jan Kirchhoff
  • Lamine Koné
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • DeAndre Yedlin
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Wahbi Khazri
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Fabio Borini
  • Jermain Defoe

Substitutes: Jordan Pickford, Billy Jones, John O'Shea, Sebastian Larsson, Jack Rodwell, Jeremain Lens, Dame N'Doye.

Leicester lineup


  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Robert Huth
  • Wes Morgan
  • Danny Simpson
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Shinji Okazaki
  • Jamie Vardy

Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ben Chilwell, Daniel Amartey, Nathan Dyer, Andy King, Demarai Gray, Leonardo Ulloa.

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