Manager        Nigel Clough

Founded       1884

Ground         Pride Park Stadium

Address       Pride Park Derby DE24 8XL

Capacity      33,597




• These east Midland rivals have been playing each other in the league since 1907, with Derby winning 42 of the 96 matches and Leicester 29.

• First-half headers from captain Richard Keogh and on-loan striker Chris Martin were enough to secure all three points for Derby in a 2-1 win in last season’s corresponding match.

• That triumph also ended the Foxes’ five-match winning sequence against them.


Leicester City

Leicester have also started without defeat; winning 2-1 at Middlesbrough, 2-1 at Wycombe in the Capital One Cup, and a goalless draw at home to Leeds.

• Leicester have never won the first two away fixtures of a Football League season.

• Making club history would be fitting for manager Pearson, in the week of his 50th birthday (next Wednesday).

Derby County

• Derby kicked off the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn, a 1-0 away win over Oldham in the Capital One Cup and a 2-1 away triumph over Brighton.

• It’s eight years since the Rams last started with a four-match unbeaten sequence in all competitions.

• This match is pitting Nigel Clough, the longest serving current manager in the Championship, with Leicester’s Nigel Pearson, the fourth longest serving.