Every team is in for a rough ride when they play Sale Sharks at home, but centre Sam James admits now is the time for his side to replicate those performances on the road.
And though Sale have only lost once in seven league games, their last Aviva Premiership Rugby victory on their travels came against London Welsh on February 2015.
The key, according to James, will be to get the basics right – and he knows their away form must improve sooner rather than later if they are to challenge in the top half.
“If we can sneak points there that lifts us up and then we can climb the ladder – if we take our home performances away we should trouble a lot of teams.
“We need to be in their face and stop them from getting any ball, keep piling on the pressure, then we can think about playing it about a bit more and execute something a bit more fancy.”
But scrum-half Sam Harrison, who started as Leicester edged Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm last time out, does not believe any player’s absence gives his side an excuse on Saturday.
“We’re ready to come in and we’re not really thinking about what they can do to us this week.
Welford Road, 3pm
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (100th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Ross Campbell & Paul Burton. TMO: Trevor Fisher.