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The Essentials: Your Guide To Thursday's Clash With West Brom

Leicester City welcome West Bromwich Albion to King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Thursday evening (8pm kick-off).
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The Foxes, who overcame the Baggies at the Hawthorns on the opening day of the season, currently sit fourth in the table, while Sam Allardyce's men are 19th, despite having won their last two games - against Chelsea and Southampton - in the top flight.

Ahead of Thursday's clash, LCFC.com has everything you need to know in one place...

How can I watch the game?

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BT Sport
BT Sport

The BT Sport cameras will be at Old Trafford to bring Tuesday's match into the homes of the Blue Army.

The Blue Army in the United Kingdom can tune into live coverage of the fixture on Filbert Way with BT Sport's broadcast starting at 7pm.

Elsewhere around the world, the Club's international fanbase can use the following channels...

Country Channel Time
Australia Optus Sport 6am (Friday)
Brazil FOX 2pm
Canada DAZN 2pm
China Tencent Sports 3am (Friday)
Egypt beIN Sports 9pm
France RMC & Canal + 9pm
Germany Sky Sports 9pm
Hong Kong NOW 4am (Friday)
India Select & Disney+ Hotstar 12:30am (Friday)
New Zealand Spark Sports 8am (Friday)
South Africa Super Sport  9pm
Thailand truevisions 2am (Friday)
United States NBC SN & peacock 3pm


For the full broadcast schedules, please click HERE.

Who's starring on LCFC TV?

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

LCFC TV and LCFC Radio provide live coverage of every Leicester City fixture.

On Thursday, from 6:30pm, Matchday Live begins on LCFC.com and @LCFC social media, with Dan Bates set to be joined by former Leicester captains Steve Walsh and Matt Elliott for 90 minutes of previews and analysis.

Gerry Taggart will also join the pre-match discussion before, from 7:50pm, the former Northern Ireland international accompanies John Dunn in King Power Stadium's pressbox to provide live and entirely free commentary, available on the LCFC.com Match Centre.

The broadcasting continues after the game, too, with half-an-hour of reaction, back on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you don't miss out by signing in, for free, on LCFC.com from 6:30pm, or heading over to @LCFC on social media!

What's the officiating team?

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Andy Madley
Andy Madley

The referee on Thursday will be Andy Madley.

Andy Madley is the man in the middle on Thursday, assisted by Simon Long and Timothy Wood. Mike Dean is the fourth official. VAR, meanwhile, will be overseen by Martin Atkinson, assisted by Dan Cook.

When does everything happen?

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King Power Stadium
King Power Stadium

Thursday's game will be staged behind closed doors as part of COVID-19 restrictions.

City's encounter with West Brom is their 32nd outing of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign - and this is when everything happens...

Event Time
Matchday Live begins on LCFC TV 6:30pm
Team news confirmed on @LCFC social media 7pm
BT Sport coverage commences* 7pm
Commentary starts on LCFC Radio 7:50pm
Kick-off 8pm
Full-time 9:45pm approx
Short highlights on LCFC TV 11:45pm approx
Full highlights on LCFC TV 12am (Friday)


*UK only.

What's the injury news?

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Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira

Portugal full-back Ricardo Pereira picked up a knock at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

"There’s nothing new to what we had at the weekend, it’ll be similar guys available," Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Tuesday. "There’s nobody else coming in who will be fit.

"Ricky (Ricardo Pereira) is coming back from a long-term injury. I'm obviously careful with him.

What happened last time?

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Timothy Castagne
Timothy Castagne

Summer signing Timothy Castagne celebrates opening his account for the Foxes in the West Midlands.

Timothy Castagne netted a fine header on his Leicester debut and Jamie Vardy converted a duo of penalties in a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns back on 13 September, 2020.

The last clash between the two sides at King Power Stadium, meanwhile, came in October 2017 as Riyad Mahrez's 80th-minute strike equalised Nacer Chadli's earlier effort for the Baggies.

When can I catch match highlights?

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Kasper Schmeichel & Brendan Rodgers
Kasper Schmeichel & Brendan Rodgers

The Foxes secured their place in the final of the Emirates FA Cup last time out with a 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley Stadium.

A two-minute highlights package will be available for supporters to access on LCFC TV approximately two hours after full-time, which is available for free to Digital Members on the Club's official website (free sign-up).

A full highlights video will be published on LCFC.com at midnight following the fixture and Leicester City's official social media channels will post short clips from the day's action.

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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