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Team News: Islam Slimani in for Leicester City

Team News: Slimani in for Leicester
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Islam Slimani comes in for Shinji Okazaki as Leicester City welcome Bournemouth.

Islam Slimani has come in for Shinji Okazaki as Leicester City welcome Bournemouth to the King Power this afternoon.

In all, manager Craig Shakespeare makes two changes from the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night, with Slimani joining Jamie Vardy up front.

The other change comes in midfield, with the fit-again Andy King replacing Daniel Amartey alongside Riyad Mahrez, Wilfred Ndidi and Marc Albrighton.

The back four of Danny Simpson, Yohan Benalouane, Christian Fuchs and Ben Chilwell - who scored the solitary goal against Spurs - continue unchanged ahead of Kasper Schmeichel between the sticks.

For the Cherries, Eddie Howe makes four changes to the side that defeated Burnley 2-1 eight days ago.

Top-scorer Joshua King misses out with an ankle injury and is replaced up front by Junior Stanislas, moving further up field to partner Lys Mousset in a 4-4-2 formation.

Lewis Cook is in South Korea with the England Under-20s squad in the World Cup, while Harry Arter is absent as Ryan Fraser, Andrew Surman and Dan Gosling come in to join Marc Pugh in the midfield.

Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels continue unchanged in the back four and Ryan Allsop comes in between the sticks after Artur Boruc picked up a knee problem.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Benalouane, Fuchs, Chilwell; Mahrez, Ndidi, King, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy
Subs: Zieler, Wasilewski, Amartey, Gray, Musa, Kapustka, Okazaki

Bournemouth: Allsop; A Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Fraser, Surman, Gosling, Pugh; Stanislas, Mousset
Subs: Ramsdale, B Smith, Cargill, Worthington, Ibe, Surridge, Afobe

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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