Southampton boosted by Leicester injury problems

Leicester vs Southampton

It’s a non-stop week of Premier League action.

On Tuesday Tottenham travel to Brighton. On Wednesday Man United head to Bournemouth.

While on Thursday there’s two matches: Burnley face Chelsea and Leicester take on Southampton.

Leicester’s hopes of European football has disappeared, while Southampton are still in a battle for their Premier League lives.

The Saints lost 3-2 at home to Chelsea last weekend after having been 2-up.

Mark Hughes’s men are third bottom, five points from safety.

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Next weekend Southampton take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinal. Their final matches in the league are against Bournemouth, Everton, Swansea and Man City.

Kasper Schmeichel & Shinji Okazaki injuries

In a major blow to Leicester City on Saturday, star goalie Kasper Schmeichel suffered a bad injury at Turf Moor.

Schmeichel was injured in a challenge with Burnley striker Ashley Barnes.

While Barnes was booked for his foul, Schmeichel was left in a heap.

The Danish keeper was forced out the game. He was replaced by Ben Hamer with four minutes to go.

On Tuesday Claude Puel faced the press before the Saints game, and he’s confirmed that Schmeichel remains a doubt for Thursday night.

Puel also revealed that Shinji Okazaki is a doubt for Southampton match with an ankle injury.

Elsewhere, Leiecester continue to be without Matty James, Vicente Iborra and Daniel Amartey.

As for Southampton they are only missing Jack Stephens and Steven Davis for the trip to the King Power.

Charlie Austin is back in the squad after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Also see: Champions League odds: Liverpool’s odds crash, Real Madrid favourites.

2018 FA Cup winners: Chelsea & Tottenham favourites, Man United’s long odds.


Southampton 20/1 to win the FA Cup!