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PREVIEW: Leicester vs Southampton

The Saints travel up to the Midlands to face an in-form Leicester side still battling to avoid relegation.

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With Leicester picking up five wins in six games - the only blip on that record being a spirited loss to Premier League champions Chelsea - the Foxes are on fire with form only matched by Chelsea and Arsenal. Saints, meanwhile, have struggled of late: only picking up one point from a possible nine, losing to Stoke City and Sunderland in the process. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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Has the early Summer transfer speculation turned the heads of Saints' stars already? Who knows what has led to this stuttering end-of-season form, but Southampton fans will be hoping their team can rediscover their good form of old and mount an attempt to finish above rivals Liverpool and Tottenham.

Leicester welcome back striker David Nugent to the fold following a stint of four games on the Foxes sideline with injury. Nugent enjoys playing against Southampton in particular, so here's hoping he isn't truly match fit. Nigel Pearson's side is still without midfielder Andy King: the only Leicester absentee.

Saints are without James Ward-Prowse following his sending off at Sunderland, while Morgan Schneiderlin, Dusan Tadic, Fraser Forster and Emmanuel Mayuka are all out through injury.

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez has started training again following on from his horrific knee injury last season, but is not ready to return to the first team fold.

Leicester has started to find the net of late, scoring a league high 15 goals in their last seven games in the Premier League. Saints, however, have let in six goals in their last three league games: as many as they had conceded in their last ten games.

Here's hoping this is an occasion where stats mean nothing! COYR!