However, the Seagulls welcome the East Midlands outfit having recorded victories in each of their last three home matches in the top flight.
Many would have felt that the last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on October 5 would have led to Leicester losing their way in the Premier League, but the disappointment of missing out on a share of the spoils at Anfield has only added extra motivation to this Foxes side.
Fifteen goals have been scored and just one conceded during a run of four successive victories, and Brendan Rodgers will see no reason why his squad cannot continue to have a presence in the top four.
Before facing a double-header against Manchester City and Liverpool over the Christmas period, Leicester have five matches in front of them which they will consider themselves to be favourites.
While wins are far from a certainty, Rodgers knows that there is an opportunity to create further distance between themselves and the rest of the clubs who are chasing a Champions League place for next season.
Jamie Vardy has, almost inevitably, been a key part of their recent run, and the Englishman will want to add to a streak which has seen him net six times from four outings.
Conceding two early goals kept Brighton on the back foot for much of the contest, although Potter is aware that returning to winning ways this weekend could potentially take the club into the top six.
Regardless of whether they win, lose or draw on Saturday, little will be made of their league position, but Potter will feel that his players need to earn at least a point with trips to Liverpool and Arsenal to follow over the next two weeks.
Brighton & Hove Albion form: LWLWWL
Leicester City form: LWWWWW
James Maddison is also carrying a calf injury, leaving Rodgers to decide whether it is worth taking a risk on the playmaker.
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup: Ryan; Montoya, Balogun, Duffy, Burn; March, Propper, Stephens, Gross; Maupay, Murray
Leicester City possible starting lineup: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet; Perez, Barnes, Vardy
We say: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Leicester City
While Brighton will be confident of earning at least a share of the spoils on the south coast, we cannot back against a Leicester team who are showing both flair and resolve in their bid to remain as the closest challengers to leaders Liverpool.