Last year, Ranieri used both cup competitions to rest his starters and give a chance for the players deeper in the squad to get some minutes in and prove themselves. With more competitions on the cards, that’s not going to change this year.
I’m very excited as I believe in young players. They need to make experience. It’ll be a great experience against Chelsea - Ranieri
Chelsea are obviously tough opposition, but will likely play a weakened side as well. The Foxes 2nd 11 started brightly in both cup competitions last year, beating West Ham and taking Tottenham to a replay. This should be an interesting test for a lot of the younger squad players, eager to prove themselves and force their way into the team.
Check out below for how to watch this cup clash, along with team news and lineups when they come.
Location: King Power Stadium, Leicestershire, England
Kick-off time: 19:45 PM GMT, 14:45 AM Eastern, 11:45 AM Pacific
Available TV: Sky Sports, Now TV (UK), BeIN Sport (US), BeIN Sport Canada (...Canada)
Available streaming: SkyGo (UK)
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For full international listings see LiveSoccerTV.com
Leicester City Team News:
Nampalys Mendy is the Foxes’ only absentee; h has returned to training but isn’t ready yet. Kasper Schmeichel is fit again, but Zieler will continue in goal. Yohann Benalouanne, relegated to reserve fixtures and without a squad number, will be considered today according the manager.
Chelsea Team News
John Terry remains absent for Chelsea, who will otherwise have a full squad to pick from, including a very talented looking DM. N’golo something...
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