Leicester bank on Slimani experience against Porto

He has scored three goals in his first four Leicester games and, following his effort at the King Power Stadium, Ranieri said he had told Algeria global team-mates Slimani and Mahrez he expected them to produce.

Algerian striker, Islam Slimani scored the only goal of the game to hand Leicester City a 1-0 win over FC Porto in their UEFA Champions League clash.

The Leicester City fairytale reaches another high tonight as the Foxes host their first Champions League group home tie.

"Their defensive process is clear, their attacking organisation is very easy to understand, too, but it is very hard to cope with it", the Manchester United boss said a day before watching his team beat the Foxes 4-1. I just wish my players started the same way from the first minute like we did in the last 10-15 minutes.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? It gives you that taste of it. If they can build some early confidence and get Mahrez and Vardy into the game then they will run Porto ragged but if Leicester let Porto get a foot in the game then they could struggle to contain Andre and the others in that compact and deadly midfield.

Porto, now third in the group with one point, offered little apart from their late rally and Claudio Ranieri's side should be increasingly confident of reaching the knock-out stages.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is expected to return for Leicester after missing three games with a groin problem but midfielder Nampalys Mendy will be missing again with an ankle problem.

The former Sporting Lisbon man has scored two goals in three appearances for his new club and Mourinho believes he adds another dimension to Leicester's attack.

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The Premier League champions have already lost three times in the top-flight this term - the same amount of defeats they suffered during the whole of last season as they won a shock title.

The 12/5 underdogs further demonstrated their quality by winning 0-3 away against Roma in the process of progressing through the play-offs and they have won four of their first six Primeira Liga fixtures of the season.

The Foxes defeated FC Porto 1-0 at home to move onto six points.

Nuno, whose team started Group G with a draw at home to Copenhagen, played down the impact the poor record could have on his players.

Speaking to the Independent, Ranieri said: "Yes, I spoke with him about Porto".

Leicester, Champions League debutants this season, maintained their 100 per cent record in the competition with Islam Slimani's first-half goal proving enough to secure victory against the two-time European champions.

"It is in your mind, yes, we have seen a few decisions this season".

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