Leicester City vs Newcastle United

Leicester City vs Newcastle United : Rafa Benitez added defender Florian Lejeune to his injury list at the weekend, as the centre-back suffered a knee injury in the match against Crystal Palace. He joins Sean Longstaff on the list of current ​Newcastle absentees.

Leicester City vs Newcastle United

Leicester City Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi; Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.
Newcastle Utd Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie; Perez, Hayden, Ki, Almiron; Rondon

Two former Liverpool bosses meet with very different aims when Newcastle United visits Leicester City on Friday (Watch live at 3 p.m. on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City are targeting seventh place and a place in the Europa League, while Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez wants another win or two to clinch Premier League safety.

The Foxes lost to Watford in their first match under Rodgers, but have beaten four bottom half sides to put together a fine winning streak and climb into seventh; Leicester is level on points with Wolves and a point ahead of Watford, though both have played one fewer match.

​Leicester City welcome Newcastle United to the King Power Stadium on Friday night as they look to further strengthen their hold on seventh place, and end the season as the ‘best of the rest’.

The Foxes ran out as 4-1 winners against relegated Huddersfield in their last Premier League match and manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to continue his side’s good run of form when they host Newcastle on Friday.

Wilfried Zaha,Jonjo Shelvey
The Magpies on the other hand lost their home match to Crystal Palace, with manager Rafael Benitez hoping that they can pick up some points from their remaining matches to avoid being pulled into the relegation scrap.

Leicester look like they are on their way back to being their counter-attacking best, and with home advantage, their fans will be hoping they can pick up another three points.