Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe knows his team will have to be on their guard to limit the impact of a refreshed Leicester forward Jamie Vardy.
Former England frontman Vardy will be available to lead the Foxes front line again at the Vitality Stadium after missing the past three Premier League games through suspension.
With the 31-year-old no longer involved with the national squad following his retirement, Leicester manager Claude Puel warned Vardy is “hungry” ahead of a return to action.
Howe, though, expects a disciplined approach from his side as they look for a response from the defeat at Chelsea before the international break.
“He (Vardy) is a very good player, an outstanding centre forward who has done really well in recent seasons,” Howe said at a press conference.
“Whether the break inspires him, from our perspective we obviously want to keep him quiet and try to deal with his main strengths.”
Bournemouth head into the weekend’s fixtures sixth in the table, but Howe is not reading anything into it.
“We are still in the very early stages of this season and still have a lot to prove,” he said.
“We have achieved nothing yet and know every game is vital. We need to get the home crowd behind us and would love to put on a really good performance.
“The games against Leicester have always been entertaining and tight games, two good teams going against each other and tactically really interesting to play.
“I do think Leicester have changed under Claude Puel.
“Traditionally they have been very much a counter-attacking team in recent years, now they are more possession based, with the counter-attack threat still in there, so it makes them a dangerous team to play against.”
Junior Stanislas recently signed a contract extension, and Howe revealed the midfielder was closing in on a return from a serious knee injury suffered towards the end of last season.
“During the international break, one of the big positives for us was that Junior joined in training and did really well,” the Bournemouth manager said.
“We did a maximal test during that break and he came first in that, so that was a really good sign, and shows he has done his rehabilitation with the best possible attitude.
“He won’t be available for this game (against Leicester), but is making the right progress.”