SOUTHAMPTON might be in search of their first win of the season when Claude Puel returns to Saint Mary’s.
Mark Hughes’ males battled out a Zero-Zero draw in opposition to Burnley earlier than struggling defeat at Everton of their opening two fixtures.
The Foxes head into the competition stuffed with confidence however with out striker Jamie Vardy who was proven a straight pink card within the 2-Zero win over Wolves.
Better of enemies
Boss Puel might be attempting to point out Southampton what they’re lacking after he was sacked after only one season in cost.
The Frenchman was given the chop final summer time regardless of ending eighth within the league and was closely criticised for his defensive techniques.
Jamie Vardy’s suspension means he will not be grabbing the headlines however his spouse Rebekah is actually not shy of the limelight.
She adopted the Three Lions all through the World Cup in Russia and did not maintain again on having time.
Southampton: McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Austin
Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Mendy, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Grey, Iheanacho
The stat that issues
Southampton have received simply two of their previous 14 Premier League matches, dropping seven of them.
The Saints have received simply certainly one of their final seven conferences in opposition to Leicester.
Leicester will boosted by final weekend’s win over Wolves and Puel might be determined to get one over his former membership.
Vardy might be a loss whereas Ings regarded full of life for Southampton in opposition to Everton.
Saints 1-1 Leicester