The Foxes followed up their impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur last week with a 1-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday and have only lost once since the Frenchman arrived at the King Power Stadium.
Now Puel’s side, who are ninth in the Premier League – two points behind eighth-placed Watford – head to the North East.
Leicester team news
Matty James out (Achilles)
Robert Huth out (ankle)
Leicester’s recent form
Leicester key stats
* No-one in the Premier League has made more tackles per game than Wilfred Ndidi’s 43.9 this season.
* Only Nacho Monreal (2.9) has averaged more interceptions per game than Christian Fuchs (2.7)
* Leicester have the worse pass completion rate in the Premier League this season – just 71.8 per cent.
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