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Nigel Pearson's Leicester City are in action on BT Sport this Saturday May 2nd, as they welcome Newcastle United to the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes' manager has had plenty of media attention this week, after giving a bizarre press conference following Wednesday's 3-1 home defeat to Chelsea.

The outspoken Pearson took offence at a journalist's line of questioning, before comparing him to "an ostrich".

Fortunately, the focus will be back on the football this weekend, as Leicester try to build upon their recent improvement against a struggling Newcastle.

Four wins in the last five mean the Foxes - who now lie 17th, one point above the drop zone - have a fighting chance of defending their top-flight status.

Newcastle, meanwhile, appear to be sleepwalking into a relegation fight, having lost their last seven Barclays Premier League games.

Against the backdrop of off-the-field protests against chairman Mike Ashley, the Geordies' form has collapsed in recent weeks.

Interim boss John Carver has been unable to halt the slide, meaning Newcastle are now only five points above local rivals Sunderland, who occupy the last relegation spot.

If the teams at the bottom keep winning, as they have in recent weeks, Newcastle could yet have a survival fight on their hands.

There are plenty more football games to look forward to on BT Sport this weekend, starting with a Ligue 1 fixture on Friday night (kick-off 7:30pm) as FC Metz take on Marseille in France's top division.

Saturday evening's live matches are Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich from the Bundesliga at 5:30pm, Bastia v St Etienne from Ligue 1 at 7pm and Sassuolo v Palermo from Serie A at 7:45pm.

Sunday May 3rd begins with the Hyundai A-League Elimination Final from Australia, as Wellington Phoenix face Melbourne City at 8am UK time.

At 12-45pm, BT Sport viewers can see whether Bristol Rovers can defend their one-goal first-leg advantage against Forest Green Rovers in the Vanarama Conference Play-Off Semi-Final.

These two West County clubs are aiming to reach the Wembley final, where they will take on Grimsby Town or Eastleigh for the chance to play in the Football League next season.

On Sunday evening, Monaco v Toulouse is live on BT Sport at 4pm, before Napoli v AC Milan at 7:45pm, and then Nantes v PSG and Santos v Palmeiras, both of which kick off at 8pm.

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