The Foxes return to action just a week after the clubs owner died, along with with two of his staff members, Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare and pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz., in a tragic helicopter crash outside the clubs King Power stadium.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha helped transform the Foxes from a team struggling in the lower reaches of English football to Premier League champions in 2016,
He endeared himself to the people of Leicester still further by donating £2million to a local hospitals charity. The money is being spent on childrens care and will be used to create a new paediatric intensive care unit.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabhas funeral, which will last for seven days in keeping with Thai tradition, began earlier on Saturday in Bangok.
The Leicester City players are due to fly out to Thailand for the funeral after their game against Cardiff.
Ahead of Saturdays match, manager Calude Puel said: Vichai made Leicester City into a family and made it dream. He invested in the club, in the city and invested in the people.
He truly was loved by everyone inside and outside the club. Personally it was a privilege to work with him.
Seeing all the messages and flowers outside of the stadium this week, shows the amount of lives he has touched.
He leaves behind a legacy and a vision which myself as manager will take forward.
I myself I have never been prouder to manage this football club – the togetherness shows what a special a football club it is. Football has not been at the front of our thoughts but we will play to honour him.
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