Albrighton: Play With Confidence

Despite having Jamie Vardy sent off and going 2-0 down in the first period at the bet365 Stadium in December, the Foxes battled to a precious Premier League point.

Leonardo Ulloa halved the deficit with just over 15 minutes to play, before Daniel Amartey nodded in late on to salvage a 2-2 draw in the Potteries.

“It’ll be a physical battle,” Albrighton told LCFC TV prior to Saturday’s game. “Obviously in previous years they’ve been renowned for being a big side. I do think they’ve changed that, but I think they’ve still got elements of it.

“They’ve got a tough back four that won’t let you past or in behind too easily, so it’s going to be tough for us.

“We played well at their place before the sending off and they got their goal, so I think we can take confidence from that and when they come to King Power Stadium and with the wins that we’ve got, I’m sure the place will be rocking. It’ll be a fantastic occasion to get a win.

“It’s been a good last few weeks in terms of results and even performances. We feel like we’ve played well in the games that we’ve won.

“We’ve had some spells in games where we look fantastic at times on the ball and if we can play with that confidence going into the games in this month then I’m sure we’ll have no problem.”

City’s last outing, albeit before the international break, saw them record their first Premier League win on the road this term.

The 3-2 victory at the London Stadium over West Ham United was certainly a welcome one and Albrighton believes it has relieved some pressure ahead of some tricky upcoming away trips.

He added: “We needed to break that duck. Everybody was talking about that and after we’d got those three home wins, everybody was looking at our away form. To have broken that is brilliant for us.

“It was good to get it off our back and we can now go into a couple more home games with confidence. When we do go away, people won’t be talking about that now and we can concentrate on getting the result.”

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