James Maddison talks up Leicester’s potential


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Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has claimed his side can compete with the best in the Premier League as they prepare to take on Manchester United on Sunday.

The Foxes go into the game on a poor run of late, with Claude Puel’s men without a win in four matches. They were knocked out of the FA Cup by Newport County before league defeats to Southampton and Wolves.

Last week’s draw with Liverpool eased the pressure on Puel but Maddison is confident they can end their winless run at home against the Red Devils.

Leicester have already beaten Chelsea and Manchester City this season and Maddison is taking confidence from the previous matches with the Premier League’s ‘top six’.

He told the club’s official website: “I think if you look at this season, we have been very good against so called ‘top six’ sides.

“We’ve put in brilliant displays, got wins against Chelsea and Man City and a point at Liverpool and even the defeats have been narrow defeats.

“I think we can go into the game on Sunday and away at Tottenham [next Sunday] with a lot of confidence. We have proved we can go challenge against those top sides.”

City could have new loan signing Youri Tielemans in the matchday squad for Sunday’s clash with United.

Leicester are 3.50 to win the match, with the draw the same price, while United remain 2.10 favourites due to their nine-match unbeaten run under interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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