Brighton and Hove Albion could face danger tonight as they prepare to face off against Leicester City.
The Foxes celebrated their promotion to the premier league over the weekend after their 2-1 victory against Sheffield Wednesday.
Manager Nigel Pearson, said: “As you can expect, the players are in very high spirits but we have work to do now”
Despite their recent success, Leicester may well be without striker Jamie Vardy, who sat out Friday’s win due to a groin injury.
During their last face-off in December, the Brighton seagulls managed to secure a 3-1 win against the Foxes at the Amex stadium back in December.
The seagulls have seemed to have hit a slump in their recent matches, having not won any of their last 5 games, drawing two and losing three, with their last win being against Bolton last month.
Brighton and Hove head Coach Oscar Garcia announced of the team’s intentions to fight for every point,
he said “We will do our best, we know Leicester will not be relaxed as they want to win every game and be champions, but we will go there and have a go”.
Brighton right-back Bruno Saltor will continue to be absent as he serves the second of his two-game ban, giving Inigo Calderon the chance to continue in his stead.
Striker Craig Mackail-Smith is expected to play after his long-awaited return on Saturday after taking 13 months out from an Achilles tendon injury.
Mackail-Smith replaced Jesse Lingard 78 minutes on during their 0-0 draw with Barnsley, but is likely to play a full match tonight after over a year away from the pitch.
Kick-off will start tonight at the King Power Stadium at 19:45, but bosses are hoping there will be a minimum of off-pitch drama between the fans to the two sides.
Leicester city fans have also been warned against any homophobic chants during the match.
Police took to twitter the other day to make this statement “We won’t tolerate any homophobic or racist chants at this Tuesday’s game against Brighton”.