Jermain Defoe overcomes a knock in time to feature from the off in Sunderland's meeting with Leicester City, as David Moyes makes three alterations to his side.
has overcome a slight knock in time to feature from the off in Jermain Defoe 's Premier League meeting with Sunderland at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City
The England international was doubtful due to an unspecified problem, but he has overcome a fitness test and leads a Black Cats attack that also includes
and Fabio Borini . Sebastian Larsson
For the first time since September there is a place in Sunderland's starting lineup for
, while Lee Cattermole also returns to the fold following his recent absence. Didier Ndong and Lamine Kone start in the centre of defence in Jason Denayer 's absence, while John O'Shea is only among the back-ups, as boss Adnan Januzaj makes three changes to his side. David Moyes
Champions Leicester, unbeaten in four games under the watch of
, go with an unchanged side from the Craig Shakespeare comfortable 2-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend. is back in the squad after overcoming an illness bug that kept him out on Saturday, but Marc Albrighton retains his place in a Leicester side missing skipper Demarai Gray once again this evening. Wes Morgan
The Foxes have never lost a home Premier League match against Sunderland in 10 previous encounters.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Gray, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy Subs: Chilwell, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Slimani, Zieler, Ulloa Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, Kone, Denayer, Oviedo, Ndong, Rodwell, Cattermole, Larsson, Defoe, Borini Subs: Mannone, Djilobodji, Khazri, Manquillo, Gibson, Anichebe, Januzaj
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