Jack Butland and David Fox are in line to make their debuts after arriving on loan. England international keeper Butland is a certainty with Luke Steele ruled out with a back injury.
Striker Marcus Pedersen is still not fully recovered from his ankle injury suffered playing for Norway just over three weeks ago.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:Luke Steele Peter Ramage Tom Kennedy Martin Cranie Scott Wiseman Stephen Dawson David Perkins Jacob Mellis Kelvin Etutu Jason Scotland Chris O’Grady Head To Head Last Six Leicester v Barnsley results: 1/4/13 Barnsley 2-0 Leicester (Championship) 8/12/12 Leicester 2-2 Barnsley (Championship) 14/1/12 Leicester 1-2 Barnsley (Championship) 10/9/11 Barnsley 1-1 Leicester (championship) 5/2/11 Leicester 4-1 Barnsley (Championship) 6/11/10 Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Championship) Overall Record: Leicester Wins: 47 Barnsley Wins: 25 Draws: 31 Leicester Goals: 157 Barnsley Goals: 108 At Leicester (6 at King Power Stadium, 46 at Filbert Street): Leicester Wins: 29 Barnsley Wins: 9 Draws: 14 Leicester Goals: 94 Barnsley Goals: 42 First Met In League: Barnsley 3-4 Leicester Saturday 24th September 1898. Biggest Win: Barnsley 3-0 Leicester Saturday 17th December 1988 and Saturday 6th December 1913. Biggest Defeat: Leicester 6-0 Barnsley Saturday 16th November 1946 and Saturday 28th February 1925. Last Home Win: Barnsley (Michael Keane og 4, Chris O’Grady 40) 2-0 Leicester Monday 1st April 2013. Last Away Win: Leicester (Lloyd Dyer 15) 1-2 Barnsley (Andy Gray 12, 34) Saturday 14th January 2012. Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield 38) 1-1 Leicester (Andy King 46) Saturday 10th September 2011. Last Away Draw: Leicester (Anthony Knockaert 9, Jamie Vardy 90) 2-2 Barnsley (Stephen Dawson 27, Reuben Noble-Lazarus 39) Saturday 8th December 2012. Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Leonardo Vitor 18, Andy King 85) Saturday 6th November 2010. Last Away Defeat: Leicester (Paul Gallagher 15, Andy King 43, 58, Kyle Naughton 89) 4-1 Barnsley (Jacob Mellis 45) Saturday 5th February 2011. Last Away Meeting: Saturday 8th December 2012. Leicester 2 2 Barnsley Knockaert 9 Dawson 27 Vardy 90 Noble-Lazarus 39 Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan, Zak Whitbread, Paul Konchesky, Anthony Knockaert (Ben Marshall 59), Andy King, Danny Drinkwater, Lloyd Dyer (Marko Futacs 75), David Nugent, Martyn Waghorn (Jamie Vardy 67). Unused Subs: Conrad Logan, Matty James, Liam Moore, Jesse Lingard. Barnsley: Luke Steele, John Stones (David Perkins 79), Martin Cranie, Scott Wiseman, Scott Golbourne, Stephen Dawson, Akos Buzsaky, Jonathan Greening, Jim O’Brien, Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Kelvin Etuhu 79), Craig Davies. Unused Subs: Ben Alnwick, Bobby Hassell, Stephen Foster, Emile Sinclair, Marcus Tudgay. Still at respective clubs: Leicester: 17 (Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Whitbread, Konchesky, Knockaert, Marshall, King, Drinkwater, Dyer, Futacs, Nugent, Waghorn, Vardy, Logan, James, Moore). Barnsley: 9 (Steele, Perkins, Cranie, Wiseman, Dawson, O’Brien, Noble-Lazarus, Etuhu, Hassell). This Season Last six 2013-2014 results: Leicester: 21/9/13 Blackpool 2-2 Leicester (Championship) 17/9/13 Leicester 2-1 Blackburn (Championship) 14/9/13 Leicester 2-0 Wigan (Championship) 31/8/13 Charlton 2-1 Leicester (Championship) 27/8/13 Carlisle 2-5 Leicester (League Cup) 24/8/13 Leicester 3-2 Birmingham (Championship) W: 4 D: 1 L: 1 F: 15 A: 9 GD: +6 Points: 10 (one win in League Cup) Barnsley: 21/9/13 Barnsley 1-5 Watford (Championship) 17/9/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Barnsley (Championship) 14/9/13 Nottingham Forest 3-2 Barnsley (Championship) 31/8/13 Barnsley 2–1 Huddersfield (Championship) 27/8/13 Barnsley 1-5 Southampton (League Cup) 24/8/13 Blackburn 5–2 Barnsley (Championship) W: 1 D: 0 L: 5 F: 8 A: 20 GD: -12 Points: 3 Interesting Stats Barnsley are undefeated in their last three meetings with Leicester and on each of their last two trips to the King Power Stadium. The Reds have though won just nine of their 52 trips to Leicester, over 114 years and have won just one of the last eight, losing five. Leicester could go top with victory tomorrow and their record of 17 points from their opening eight games is their best start to a season for five years when they went on to win promotion as League One champions. It is the Foxes best start to a second tier season for 11 years. Back in 2002-2003 they picked up 19 points from their first eight matches and finished the season in second place. Nigel Pearson’s men are still unbeaten at home in 2013-2014, winning four and drawing one in all competitions. Their last home defeat came back in April, which is their only reverse in the last nine games at the King Power. This is Barnsley’s worst start for 27 years. They also took just four points from the opening eight games of the 1986-87 campaign. The Reds have lost each of their last three matches for the first time since New Year’s Day and the first time under David Flitcroft. The last time they lost four on the bounce was October/November 2012. Barnsley have now won just two of their last 17 matches in all competitions, one of the last 11 and have lost seven of the ten they have played in 2013-2014.
Barnsley have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season, the longest run without a shutout from the start of a season for 23 years. Back in 1990-1991, it took until the ninth league outing to secure a clean sheet.
The Reds have now conceded more goals than ANYBODY in the entire Premier or Football League. Out of the top five division, only Hyde United, who are bottom of the Skrill Conference have conceded more (26).
Only Hyde have a worse goal difference too than Barnsley’s –13 with –18.
The Reds are the only side in the Championship to have lost every away game this season (four out of four). It is the first time they have lost their first four away games of a season in 13 years. They have NEVER before lost their five league games on the road.On This Day:
Played: 19 Won: 7 Drawn: 3 Lost: 9 Scored: 25 Conceded: 34.
Last match on the 28th September: 2011. Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester. ATT: 16,883.
Last win: 2004 Last draw: 2011
Last defeat: 2010
STAT! – Leicester have won one, drawn one and lost one of their last three games on this date.
Played: 18 Won: 7 Drawn: 3 Lost: 8 Scored: 24 Conceded: 24.
Last match on the 28th September: 2010. Scunthorpe 0-0 Barnsley. Att: 5,421.
Last win: 1974
Last draw: 2010
Last defeat: 2004
STAT! – Barnsley have failed to win on this date since 1974 and have lost five of the last six.
Friday 27th September 2013:
Huddersfield v Blackpool
Saturday 28th September 2013:
Nottingham Forest v Derby
Bolton v Yeovil
Bournemouth v Blackburn
Burnley v Charlton
Ipswich v Brighton
Millwall v Leeds
QPR v Middlesbrough
Reading v Birmingham
Sheffield Wednesday v Doncaster
Watford v Wigan