Preview: Leicester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Preview: Leicester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City will hope that a win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon is enough for them to finish inside the Premier League top four.

The Foxes are currently fifth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool, while Tottenham occupy seventh spot and can still qualify for next season’s Europa League.

The 2020-21 season will forever be remembered by Leicester due to their FA Cup triumph, but there is no question that it would be a bitterly disappointing end to the campaign if they failed to claim a top-four spot.

The Foxes had, for long spells, looked certain of a Champions League position for next term, but they are now up against it heading into what is set to be a fascinating final day of Premier League action.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are currently fifth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool and just one point behind third-placed Chelsea, meaning that it is still all to play for.

A win for Liverpool over Crystal Palace would almost certainly be enough for the Reds to make the top four due to their superior goal difference, meaning that Leicester will need Jurgen Klopp’s side to drop points to move above them, but Chelsea could drop out of the top four if they fail to overcome Aston Villa.

A point might yet be enough for Leicester, who lost 2-1 at Chelsea on Tuesday night, but the FA Cup winners will be desperate to pick up all three and see where that leaves them come 6pm on Sunday.

Tottenham, as it stands, are in seventh position, which would bring a spot in the Europa Conference League, but a lot could change for the North London outfit on the final day of the season.

Indeed, Ryan Mason’s side, who lost 2-1 at home to Aston Villa on Wednesday evening, can still finish sixth and sneak into the Europa League, although they would need to beat Leicester and hope that sixth-placed West Ham United lose at home to Southampton.

Spurs could realistically finish as low as ninth, with Everton and Arsenal potentially going above them, while Leeds United can mathematically still catch Mason’s team, but it would take an incredible swing in goal difference for the Whites to move past the capital outfit.

Harry Kane could play his last game for Tottenham this weekend, with the England captain widely expected to leave the club during this summer’s transfer window.

The search for a new manager is ongoing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but there is simply no downplaying the importance of this match for both sides.

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