​Leicester face a trip across the Midlands to take on promoted Aston Villa on Sunday as the Foxes aim to continue their incredible early season form.


With Manchester City and Chelsea losing this weekend, Leicester have a glorious opportunity to take advantage, with a victory potentially seeing them finish the day 14 points above fifth place and keep the pace with Liverpool.


Meanwhile, Villa know a defeat could see them slip in to the relegation zone - depending on other results - and Dean Smith will be eager to continue his side's recent good form.


With all that in mind, here are some of the key facts & stats you need to know before this encounter.


Flying Foxes

James Maddison

Leicester are well and truly soaring at present having won their last seven Premier League matches, and a victory against Aston Villa would see them achieve their longest ever run of wins in the top-flight.


Sunday's visitors have only ever won eight league games in a row once before, doing so in a nine-match winning streak in the Championship between December 2013 and February 2014.


Sunday Blues

Tom Heaton

We all get a little bit of the old Sunday blues as the weekend draws to an end, but ​Villa seem to do so more than most. They haven’t won any of their last 12 ​Premier League matches played on Sundays (D3 L9). 


However, the silver lining for Villa fans may be that the last time they won a top-flight match on a Sunday, it was against Leicester - beating the Foxes 2-1 on 7 December 2014.


Luck of the Northern Irish

Brendan Rodgers

​Things seem to be going pretty well for Brendan Rodgers this season, and the Leicester boss was rewarded with a bumper new deal keeping him at the King Power until 2025. But that won't be music to Villa fans' ears, oh no.


Rodgers has won all four of his Premier League away games against Aston Villa at Villa Park, and only three managers have a higher 100% win rate away at a specific ground in the competition - Arsene Wenger at KCOM Stadium, Gerry Francis at Highfield Road and Jurgen Klopp at Selhurst Park (all 5/5).


Can He Break His Own Record?

Jamie Vardy

What can we say about this fella? 


Nothing new certainly, but ​Jamie Vardy has scored in each of his last seven Premier League games, meaning a goal against Villa would see him become the first player since...well, himself...to score in eight consecutive Premier League matches.


Vardy achieved this feat during Leicester's title-winning season back in 2015/16 and set a new league record of scoring in 11 consecutive games. Good omens all round.


Are You Watching Mr. Southgate?

Jack Grealish

Gareth Southgate may need to start taking notes on Jack Grealish, with the midfielder setting new lofty heights for Villa this season.


Including play-offs, Grealish has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 14 league appearances at Villa Park (4 goals, 7 assists), registering an assist in each of his last two home appearances.


Beware Leicester...