Leicester take on Serie A giants Napoli in their opening Europa League clash tonight.
The Foxes just missed out on Champions League qualification last season but are now among the early favourites for Europa League glory this term.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are in Group C alongside tonight’s opponents Napoli, Polish side Legia Warsaw and Spartak Moscow from Russia.
Leicester have had an inconsistent beginning to the new Premier League season and will want to kick-start their campaign when they host Gli Azzurri.
Leicester v Napoli: Date and time
The Europa League Group C tie will take place on Thursday, September 16.
It will kick off at 8pm and is being held at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester’s second group game will be away to Legia Warsaw on Thursday, September 30.
Leicester v Napoli: TV channel and live stream
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7:45pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.
talkSPORT’s ‘Kick Off with Hugh Woozencroft’ will have updates from the King Power throughout the evening while talkSPORT.com will be running a live blog for all the action.
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Leicester v Napoli: Team news
Leicester have no fresh injury worries for their Europa League opener against Napoli.
The Foxes have Ayoze Perez available again, amid the forward’s Premier League suspension.
James Justin and Wesley Fofana remain out for the hosts ahead of the Group C game.
Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Soyuncu, Amartey, Pereira, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Castagne, Thomas, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumare, Maddison, Albrighton, Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi, Vardy, Iheanacho, Daka, Lookman, Perez.
Leicester v Napoli: What’s been said?
Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti is ready to get back on the Europa League bike ahead of their clash at Leicester.
The Serie A side have been in the Champions League in four of the previous five seasons and reached the last 32 of the Europa League last term, but Spalletti will give the competition the respect it deserves.
“It is the bicycle we have dreamt of peddling,” he said.
“The main thing is being credible with the players. We have spent two months trying to find something attractive and something which will stimulate the players so they can give the maximum they can when they are wearing a Napoli shirt.
“Players shouldn’t take this as a lower level of football. They still need to achieve the highest level.
“It’s not like clicking a switch, though, you have to do something every day and work at it. It’s maximum respect and desire to obtain the best result in this competition.”