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Zorya Luhansk vs Leicester City Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Alec Larkin-Riley
The Foxes prevailed when these sides met at the King Power Stadium
The Foxes prevailed when these sides met at the King Power Stadium / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Leicester City make the long trip to face Zorya Luhansk on Thursday having already secured their place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

However, they can secure top spot with three points against the Ukrainian side, something they got when the sides met on matchday one.

The Foxes go into the game off the back of a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Fulham in the Premier League. A strong performance would have gone a long way in gifting the squad some confidence for their fixture against Zorya, but Brendan Rodgers must now ensure they bounce back to winning ways, having not won in their last three games in all competitions.

Rodgers needs to guide Leicester through this tricky patch
Rodgers needs to guide Leicester through this tricky patch / TIM KEETON/Getty Images

Zorya sit bottom of the group despite winning their last clash, and they still pose a threat for Leicester, especially if Rodgers sees this as a good opportunity to rest some key players ahead of a busy December.


Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Thursday 3 December
What Time Is Kick Off? 5:55PM (GMT)
Where Is It Played? Slavutych-Arena
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK)
Referee? Espen Eskås


Team News

Ndidi could feature for the first time since September.
Ndidi could feature for the first time since September. / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Rodgers is expected to rest certain players for this tie as not to risk them picking up any unwanted injuries. The likes of Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans may not even travel with the squad to Ukraine.

Ricardo Pereira and Wilfred Ndidi could make their long-awaited return for the Foxes after lengthy injury layoffs.

Caglar Soyuncu and Timothy Castagne have also been missing recently, but are still not expected to return for this one.

Zorya Luhansk have no new injury woes, with Vitalii Vernydub the only player set to miss this game due to suspension.


Predicted Lineups

Zorya Luhansk: Shevchenko; Favorov, Cvek, Hanna, Ciganiks; Yurchenko, Ivanisenya, Kochergin; Kabaev, Lunev, Gromov

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Evans, Thomas; Mendy, Choudhury; Perez, Praet, Albrighton; Iheanacho


Recent Form

A quieter night for the Foxes in Europe would suit Rodgers
A quieter night for the Foxes in Europe would suit Rodgers / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Leicester's recent form across all competitions will not please fans - they are without a win in three matches. Before that however, they were in great stead, winning their previous six on the bounce.

In the Europa League, they've been pretty consistent, picking-up wins in three of their four group stage games so far. After a thrilling 3-3 draw with Braga last time out, they remain unbeaten on the continent this campaign.

Zorya have been in relatively good form domestically, currently sitting eighth in the Ukrainian Premier League and unbeaten in their last five. Their form in the Europa League leaves a lot to be desired however, despite prevailing as 3-0 victors in their last game against AEK Athens.

Zorya Luhansk

Mynai 0-3 Zorya (29/11)
AEK Athens 3-0 Zorya (26/11)
Zorya 0-0 Vorskia (08/11)
Zorya 1-4 AEK Athens (05/11)
Inhulets 1-1 Zorya (01/11)

Leicester City

Leicester 1-2 Fulham 30/11)
Braga 3-3 Leicester (26/11)
Liverpool 3-0 Leicester (22/11)
Leicester 1-0 Wolves (08/11)
Leicester 4-0 Braga (05/11)


Prediction

While Zorya could pose a threat to a potentially weakened Leicester side, the Foxes should still secure the three points. Even without key players, they can be hopeful that their dominants in their previous meeting will be matched here.

Prediction: Zorya 1-3 Leicester

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