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Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes looking to extend streak versus Leeds United

Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes looking to extend streak versus Leeds United

Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes will be attempting to extend an ongoing streak to six matches when he features against Leeds United on Thursday evening.

Despite having collected four points from their last three games, Leicester remain in 19th position in the Premier League standings.

However, the Foxes will move to within one point of their 15th-placed opponents if they can prevail at the King Power Stadium later this week.

Leicester head into the game having been held to a drab goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, a result which did nothing to quieten talk regarding the future of manager Brendan Rodgers.

Nevertheless, the Northern Irishman will hope that Barnes can continue his remarkable run of performances against the Yorkshire giants.

The 24-year-old has netted in his last five appearances versus Leeds, four of those outings coming in the top flight over the past two campaigns.

Harvey Barnes celebrates scoring for Leicester City on August 27, 2022© Reuters

Barnes initially opened his account against Leeds during a loan spell with West Bromwich Albion in 2018-19, netting the third goal in a 4-1 victory at The Hawthorns.

Since then, the playmaker has played a direct role in Leicester collecting seven points from a possible 12 since Leeds returned to the Premier League.

In last season’s corresponding game, Barnes netted the only goal in a 1-0 victory, although he is yet to record a single assist in this fixture.

According to Transfermrket, only against Aston Villa and Burnley has Barnes had a hand in more goals against a single opponent.

However, the one-cap England international has contributed just two strikes, with no assists, in eight starts for Leicester this season.

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