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The Essentials: Your Guide To Sunday's Burnley Clash

Leicester City make their first appearance at King Power Stadium of the 2020/21 season against Burnley on Sunday evening (7pm kick-off).
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Fresh from beating West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the new campaign, the Foxes are looking to secure opening back-to-back victories for the first time since 2015/16.

Ahead of City's much anticipated return to Filbert Way, which will be staged behind closed doors due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, here's what you need to know...

How can I watch the game?

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Broadcast cameras at King Power Stadium
Broadcast cameras at King Power Stadium

City fans around the world can watch the action unfold on TV.

Supporters based in the United Kingdom can follow the action for free by tuning into Match of the Day Live on BBC One from 6:45pm.

Elsewhere in the world, you can follow the Foxes in action using the TV stations detailed below...

Country Channel Time
Australia Optus Sport 4am (Monday)
Belgium Play Sports & Voo Sports 8pm
Brazil FOX Sports 1pm
Canada DAZN 1pm
Denmark Xee 8pm
Egypt  beIN Sports 8pm
France Canal + RMC 8pm
Germany Sky Sports 8pm
Hong Kong NOW 3am (Monday)
India Disney+ Hotstar & Select Sports 11:30pm
Italy Sky Sports 8pm
Mexico Sky Sports 1pm
New Zealand Spark Sports 6am (Monday)
Portugal Sport TV 8pm
South Africa Super Sport 8pm
Thailand True Sports 1am (Monday)
United States NBC SN 2pm


If you can't see your country of residence listed above, please click HERE to view the Premier League's comprehensive broadcast schedules.

Who's starring on LCFC TV?

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Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Dickov was a reliable source of goals during his first spell as a Fox.

Two-time City striker and former Scotland international Paul Dickov is set to make his LCFC TV debut during over four hours of broadcasting from the Club's official TV and radio stations.

The Livingston-born ex-striker will join Leicester icon Steve Walsh for an hour-and-a-half of pre-match discussion on LCFC TV’s Matchday Live show from 5:30pm on Sunday evening.

Matchday Live is available both pre and post-match on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, while live LCFC Radio coverage – including Gerry Taggart on commentary – is completely free of charge on LCFC.com.

What about Fantasy Premier League?

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy celebrates with his team-mates after extending the Foxes' lead over West Brom.

Several Foxes stars earned FPL managers many points during Gameweek 1 and may consider utilising more LCFC stars for this Sunday's clash with the Clarets. 

You have until 11am on Saturday to put the finishing touches to your team. That's just 90 minutes ahead of kick-off as Everton entertain West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park (12:30pm kick-off).

What's the officiating team on Sunday?

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Lee Mason
Lee Mason

Lee Mason will oversee matters at King Power Stadium.

Referee Lee Mason is the man in the middle at King Power Stadium, assisted by Mark Scholes and Marc Perry, while Darren England will be the fourth official. Andy Madley is the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), assisted by Stephen Child.

When does everything happen?

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City fan at home
City fan at home

The Foxes faithful will once again be following Leicester from home.

We can't predict the result, but we can give you some idea of how to plan your matchday at home...

Event  Time
Matchday Live begins on LCFC TV 5:30pm
Team news is confirmed on @LCFC social media 6pm
BBC coverage begins* 6:45pm
LCFC Radio commentary starts 6:50pm
Kick-off 7pm
Full-time 8:45pm approx
Short highlights on LCFC TV 10:45pm approx
Full highlights on LCFC TV 12am (Monday)


*Only available in the United Kingdom.

Who's in contention to play?

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James Maddison
James Maddison

James Maddison returned from an injury during the second half at West Brom.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said: “James [Maddison] and Wes [Morgan] have been training with the squad all week. It’s another week further on for them, so that’s great news. Ricardo [Pereira’s] still a period away. You’re looking to the end of October for him, but he’s made great strides. He’s been working tirelessly in the gym, but he’s still quite a while away from playing.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “It’s better than we thought it could have been (concerning Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson). I’ve seen the incident back with the twist on his knee and obviously we were very concerned, as was he. It’s calmed down overnight a little bit and we’ve had a scan and it’s slightly better than we thought, so that’s good news. There are no timescales yet but hopefully it should settle down sooner rather than later. He’s got lucky, I think.”

What happened last time?

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

jamie Vardy cups his ears in celebration after scoring Leicester's equaliser last year.

Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans got the goals as City came from a goal down to seal a 2-1 victory over Burnley at King Power Stadium last time out on Saturday 19 October, 2019.

Chris Wood put the Clarets ahead against his former club in the first half, but the Foxes responded to seal a big win on the day they marked the one-year anniversary of beloved late Chairman Khun Vichai's passing.

Burnley thought they had equalised through Wood eight minutes from the end but his effort was ruled out by VAR after a trip on Jonny Evans was spotted in the build-up.

When can I catch match highlights?

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Timothy Castagne
Timothy Castagne

Timothy Castagne scores on his debut to put City 1-0 up at the Hawthorns.

Just two hours after full-time, you can access a two-minute highlights package on LCFC TV - available for free to Digital Members on the Club's official website (free sign-up).

Short clips will also be available on Leicester City's official social media channels, while a full highlights video will be published on LCFC.com at midnight following the fixture.

Please note that in the interests of safety, Leicester City’s fixtures will continue to be played behind closed doors. To ensure matches can still go ahead and to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Football Club kindly asks its supporters to continue to follow their team from home and not to gather at any stadia.

All times BST unless stated otherwise.

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