Ahead of the Owls’ Championship clash against Leicester this evening, swfc.co.uk gives the low down on the opposition:
Leicester have the opportunity to edge closer to confirming their promotion after a superb campaign.
Nigel Pearson’s men have tasted defeat just once this season on home soil and are seven points clear at the top of the table.
The Foxes will be without defender Zoumana Bakayogo (knee) while striker Jamie Vardy (groin) is a doubt.
Leicester have been in free-scoring form both at home and on the road.
David Nugent is the club’s top scorer on 20 goals in all competitions, 18 of which have come in the Championship.
Strike partner Jamie Vardy is close behind on 16 league goals but a key factor in the Foxes’ successful campaign to date has been the number of goals scored from all over the field.
Lloyd Dyer (nine), Chris Wood (eight), Danny Drinkwater (seven), Anthony Knockaert (six) and Andy King (four) have all contributed in front of goal.
Danny Drinkwater has been the driving force behind Leicester’s promotion bid. The midfielder was in the running to win the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year but lost out at the last to Burnley talisman Danny Ings.
Drinkwater has made 42 appearances for the Foxes this season and has scored seven goals along the way including recent strikes against Charlton and Barnsley.
Kasper Schmeichel 44
David Nugent 44
Anthony Knockaert 43
Danny Drinkwater 42
Wes Morgan 41
Jamie Vardy 40
Lloyd Dyer 39
Paul Konchesky and Matty James have both seen red on one occasion in the Championship this term.
Konchesky was issued a straight red in the Foxes’ 2-2 draw away at Nottingham Forest in February, while James was dismissed for two bookable offences in the 2-1 defeat to Charlton back in August.
Jamie Vardy has received nine yellow cards this term, while Anthony Knockaert has picked up six cautions.
The Foxes are in seemingly unstoppable form and haven’t been defeated in the Championship since December, when the club lost out in back to back games against the Owls and Brighton.
Based on current form and league position, Leicester head into this evening’s clash as firm favourites.
Wigan 2-2 Leicester
Burnley 0-2 Leicester
Leicester 1-1 Yeovil
Blackburn 1-1 Leicester
Leicester 3-1 Blackpool
Record at home – played 19; won 14, drawn four, lost one
On the road – played 20; won 12, drawn four, lost four
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