Leicester vs FC Copenhagen team news: Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani set to return for Foxes as they look to make it

LEICESTER are looking to put their Premier League woes behind them with another Champions League win.

The Foxes were easily beaten 3-0 by Chelsea at the weekend as they slumped to 13th in the table.

But Claudio Ranieri’s men have been sensational in Europe winning both of their games.

Jamie Vardy has only scored two goals this season in competitive games

It is the first time the Midlands club have been in the Champions League and they have not hid the fact they are making it a priority over their domestic competition.

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Boss Claudio Ranieri said: “In the Premier League we must be safe at the end of the year. The Champions League is now

“At this moment, it’s a priority.”

Leicester squad:

Kasper Schmeichel, Ron-Robert Zieler, Ben Hamer, Danny Simpson, Marcin Wasilewski, Daniel Amartey, Christian Fuchs, Luis Hernandez, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Matty James, Andy King, Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton, Danny Drinkwater, Nampalys Mendy, Jeff Schlupp, Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki, Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani, Leo Ulloa

Definitely out:

Shinji Okazaki, Nampalys Mendy, Matty James


  • This is the first competitive meeting between Leicester City and Copenhagen.
  • Copenhagen have never won an away game against English opposition, in all competitions (D2 L2).
  • In fact, Danish clubs have only won one of their last 14 trips to England in all competitions (D5 L8), it was Midtjylland against Manchester City in August 2008 in the UEFA Cup qualifiers.
  • Leicester City have won as many games this season (2) as they had in their previous European history (2 in 8 games).
  • Leicester City are the first team since Málaga in 2012/13 to win the first two Champions League group games in their history.
  • Leicester are one of four teams to have picked up 6 points from the first two games this season alongside Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Napoli.
  • Leicester City are also one of four teams yet to concede a goal in their first two Champions League games this season alongside Atlético Madrid, Juventus and Sevilla.
  • Copenhagen have won only one of their 11 away games in the Champions League (D2 L8), it was against Panathinaikos in September 2010 (2-0).
  • That win versus Panathinaikos is also the only time Copenhagen have scored more than one goal in an away game in the Champions League.
  • Copenhagen have already scored more goals this season (5) than they did in their last Champions League group stage appearance (4 in 2013/14).
  • Copenhagen’s five goals in this season’s Champions League have all been scored after half-time.
  • Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in three of Leicester City’s four Champions League goals, scoring twice and claiming an assist.table


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