Leicester City face the second of two winnable home games in four days as they continue to lead the way, but will hope for a slightly less nerve-wracking outing against West Brom after leaving it late at the weekend.
Leonardo Ulloa’s last-gasp strike against Norwich was crucial for the Foxes as they had to bounce back from their devastating late defeat at Arsenal, over whom they stretched their lead at the top to five points after the weekend’s results.
In a positive omen for Leicester fans, ten of the last 12 teams who have been top of the Premier League as the season enters March have gone on to claim the title; Claudio Ranieri’s men have recent history on their side as they battle against all the odds to stay ahead of the chasing pack.
Their remarkable home form has been the bedrock of their success; including last season’s excellent run which secured safety, they have lost just once in their last 16 outings at the King Power Stadium.
West Brom make the short trip across the Midlands full of confidence after holding off a second-half comeback to defeat Crystal Palace at the weekend, a result which all but secured their Premier League status for another season.
It is not often that a Tony Pulis side will race into a 3-0 lead after half an hour, but a rejuvenated Saido Berahino helped the Baggies find their form in front of goal and they will be dangerous opponents for the table-toppers.
Albion also have a strong recent record in this fixture having gone six games undefeated at Leicester, winning five and drawing the other. Another win in this one would mark the first time West Brom have won three consecutive Premier League games since November 2012.
The hosts have received a big blow with news that key midfielder N’Golo Kante will miss the next two matches with a hamstring injury. Right-back Danny Simpson returns to the fold after his one-match ban.
Chris Brunt will sit out for the visitors after picking up a knee injury in the weekend win, and boss Pulis is also without fellow midfielder James Morrison. However, Jonny Evans returns after a hamstring strain and is likely to take his place in the centre of defence.
League Positions: Leicester – 1st (56 pts); West Brom – 13th (35 pts)
Previous Meeting: West Brom 2-3 Leicester – November 21, 2015
League Form: Leicester – DWWWLW; West Brom – LDDLWW
Key Players: Leicester – Jamie Vardy; West Brom – Saido Berahino
Shoot Says: Leicester 2-1 West Brom