SUNDERLAND (4-1-4-1)MANNONE, YEDLIN, KONE, KABOUL, VAN AANHOLT, KIRCHHOFF,BORINI, CATTERMOLE, M’VILA, KHAZRI,DEFOEVARDY, OLAZAKI,ALBRIGHTON, DRONKWATER, KANTE, MAHREZ, FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN,SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-4-2)Leicester City’s quest to win the Barclays Premier League continues at the Stadium of Light. The Foxes need four wins from their remaining six games to confirm the most unlikely of Premier League triumphs after a fourth straight 1-0 win, the slim but effective victory over Southampton last weekend.That extended their advantage to seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and 11 ahead of Arsenal, in third. After their trip to Sunderland, Leicester face home games against West Ham, Swansea and Everton and visit Manchester United and Chelsea.However, such a lead has been squandered before. In the 2011-12 campaign, Manchester United led by eight points with seven games left and lost the title on goal difference, to Manchester City.So a win at troubled Sunderland is crucial ahead of two difficult away games. The home side remain in the bottom three, now four points behind 17th-place Norwich.The Black Cats, indeed, have drawn their last four league games and have won just once – at home to Manchester United – in their last 10. Four of their six wins this season have come at home.Leicester, meanwhile, have scored 29 goals on the road, the equal best with Arsenal, while they have won 10 on the road, the best in the Premier League.When the teams met in August, at the King Power Stadium, Leicester led 3-0 after 25 minutes and went on to win 4-2. But their record in the Premier League at Sunderland is poor, with three 0-0 draws and two defeats.Sunderland’s only injury victim is Duncan Watmore. Leicester, meanwhile, have one doubt, over Jeffrey Schlupp.
1 Spain winger Pedro claims being asked to sit on the bench at Euro 2016 is ‘not worth’ his time.The 28-year-old has played less than 10 minutes so far in the tournament, coming on during the late stages of La Roja’s 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.Coach Vicente Del Bosque has showed a preference for the likes of Nolito and David Silva on the flanks – something which has upset the Chelsea forward.“I had different expectations when I first came here,” he said in an interview with Movistar, quoted in Marca.“It is difficult for me to play this role (as a substitute), and if there is no continuity it is not worth me turning up just to be part of the group.”The Chelsea forward, who joined the Blues from Barcelona last summer, is one of the most experienced players in the Spain squad, having won 58 caps and scored 17 goals since making his debut in May 2010.Del Bosque sees no reason to reprimand the winger following his comments, playing down any suggestions of an unsettled camp.“What he has said, he did not disrespect anyone,” Del Bosque told a UEFA media conference.“I think his conscience got the better of him a little bit and he just showed a reality of what the 12 players who are not playing all feel.“Pedro was a bit angry he is not playing, that is inevitable and can happen.“We try to get on well with everyone and for everybody to be happy and comfortable.“However, it is inevitable that in certain moments with those 12 players who are not playing there will be a bit of discrepancy, that is what happened and I don’t think there is anything more to it than that.“All the news here has been positive so when something negative comes out it is blown out proportion a bit, but I don’t think it will have a lot of repercussions.”Del Bosque added: “I don’t think we should be too hard on him, and in the 50-plus games he has been here with us, he has been a very correct player.” Pedro: The Chelsea winger has played less than ten minutes for Spain at Euro 2016