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Leicester City v Cardiff City

28th December 2018, 16:51 by Warren Ashurst

Leicester go in search of a third consecutive league victory when they play host to Cardiff at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

After back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, the Foxes are up to seventh and have the possibility of cutting the gap to Manchester United to just one point.

Another stat that will excite Foxes fans and backers is that Leicester have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games against newly-promoted teams.

Claude Puel has no fresh injury problems to contend with, only long-term absentees Matty James and Daniel Amartey are still sidelined. The Frenchman did admit though in his pre-match press conference that he is considering changes as they prepare for a third game in eight days.

Cardiff head to the Midlands without a win in their last three games and still without a victory on the road - with Neil Warnock's side collecting just two of a possible 27 points away from the Cardiff City Stadium.

Warnock has been boosted with the news this week that Neil Etheridge is available, after the goalkeeper was omitted from the Philippines squad for the upcoming Asian Cup.

Aron Gunnarsson and Harry Arter are pushing for starts after being named on the bench in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, while Warnock will hand a late fitness test to Callum Paterson.

Leicester have the chance to do the double over the Bluebirds this season, following their 1-0 win in Wales last month thanks to a second-half goal from Demarai Gray.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Warren Ashurst is senior member of the team and has been working as a journalist for over 20 years. A massive football fan, he also has a depth of knowledge on golf, tennis, cricket and rugby.

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