​Leicester will be looking for their ninth consecutive league victory when they host 19th placed Norwich this Saturday afternoon.

Brendan Rodgers' side sit second in the table - eight points behind the leaders Liverpool - after an astonishing start to the season. They have the league's best defence, conceding only ten times, and the third best attack having scored 39 goals.

Brendan Rodgers

Norwich, however, are 19th in the table after losing back-to-back league games against Sheffield United and Southampton. With one win in their last 11 ​Premier League games, the Canaries look set for a long season battling relegation.

Here are seven stats from Opta that highlight the contrasting fortunes of these two sides. 

Free-Scoring Foxes vs Careless Canaries

Jonny Evans,Ricardo Pereira,Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester have won their last eight games with an aggregate score of 25-3 (yes TWENTY FIVE). If they were to win, it would be the 22nd time a Premier League side has won nine games in a row.

They've scored at least twice in their last eight games while Norwich have conceded twice in 13 of their 16 league games this season. That's including losing 2-0 at home to Watford.​

Different Divisions = Different Results

Leonardo Ulloa

However, ​Norwich have won three of their last five visits to the Foxes - but these victories came during their stay in the Championship between 2005 and 2011. It's a different level, Norwich.

There were 20 years between the two sides' Premier League fixtures, but Leicester have won the last three - in 1995 and then the 2015/16 season.

Contrasting Fortunes...and Then Some

Tim Krul

Norwich have conceded the first goal in a league high ten games this season - and have lost all of them. On the other hand, Leicester have won their last 19 Premier League games when they have taken the lead.

It could be quite a long afternoon for the travelling Norwich fans. At least it isn't that long a journey. Oh wait, it's almost a six-hour round trip.

It was...Jamie Vardy!

Jamie Vardy

Who scored that is. Not only is Vardy the Premier League's top scorer, but he has the highest shot conversion rate this season - 39%. The best conversion rate in a complete season by a player scoring ten or more goals was Papiss Cisse in 2011/12.

On top of that, he is just three short of his own record of scoring in 11 Premier League games in a row. The only other player to have scored in nine consecutive games was Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Oof, stats. But he is quite good to be fair.

There's Also a Pukki Party


Norwich also have a player that's supposedly having a party - Teemu Pukki. The one player that is definitely invited to that party is Todd Cantwell.

The two Norwich players have combined for five goals in the Premier League season, more than any combination. Now you weren't expecting that were you?​