Leicester City v Sunderland

Ramsey gives statement in Italian at first Juventus press conference

New Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri will be looking to kick his tenure off with a win when Sunderland visit King Power Stadium for their Premier League opener on Saturday.

The Foxes avoided relegation from the English top flight last season and brought in the Italian boss to replace Nigel Pearson during the off-season.

Ranieri will assess the fitness of new signings N'Golo Kanta and Yohan Benalouane before kick-off, while Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki are in line to make their Leicester debuts.

Long-term injury absentee Matty James remains sidelined as he continues rehabilitation on the serious knee injury sustained back in May.

Sunderland kick off their new season with Dick Advocaat still at the helm after the manager reconsidered his retirement from management following the end of last season.

The Dutchman managed to steer the Black Cats two points clear of relegation after taking over the club mid-March.

New loan arrival Yann M'Vila is unlikely to feature in the opening game of the season, having only joined the club this week.

Jordi Gomez remains sidelined after fracturing his kneecap in training a little over two months ago and is not expected back until September.

Danny Graham is a doubt for the trip to Leicester after he picked up a knock in pre-season training.