A little under two weeks ago, Leicester City were staring down a very promising prospect of a cup run, in a year where Premier League rivals were dropping out left and right. Since then, they also received a very promising draw for the next round.Of course, other things have also happened since then. Firstly, the Foxes were unable to shake off Derby and now have another game to clutter their schedule. Secondly, the wheels have well and truly fallen off in the league.
Suddenly the Cup is a conundrum. On the one hand, this team is desperate for confidence and needs a win here to give the team any kind of boost. Alternatively, the real need is in the league and, with a huge 6-pointer against Swansea City on the horizon, can we afford to risk a strong line up today?
Check out below for all the information on how to watch, along with team news and lineups when they come.
Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester, England
Kick-off time: 7:45 PM GMT, 2:45 PM Eastern, 11:45 AM Pacific
Available TV: BBC One (UK), Fox Sports One (US), Sportsnet World (Canada)
Available streaming: BBC iPlayer (UK), Fox Sports Go (US), Sportsnet World Now (Canada)
Available Radio: BBC Radio 5 Live (UK), SiriusXM FC (US)
For full international listings see LiveSoccerTV.com
Leicester City Team News:
With Ulloa and Slimani still out, the only change to availability is the return of Daniel Amartey, while new signing Molla Wagué is unavailable as he was not registered for the original tie. However, we can expect a lot more changes to the lineup, with the Leicester Mercury reporting that Wes Morgan will be rested after 49 straight games, while Marcin Wasilewski, Andy King and Nampalys Mendy will come in, possibly alongside Yohan Benaloune and Bartosz Kapustka.
Derby County Team News:
Former Leicester man David Nugent could be back after missing the first game, but teenager star Will Hughes, who played very well that day, is out.
Tonight's starting XI:— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 8, 2017
City: Zieler, Amartey, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Chilwell, Mendy, King (c), Albrighton, Kapustka, Gray, Musa. #LeiDer pic.twitter.com/oDoUeuWOMK
Well there’s your answer. All kinds of rotation, most first-teamers rested. Still in with a chance though.
Derby County: Mitchell, Christie, Keogh (C), Shackell, Lowe; de Sart, Butterfield, Johnson; Camara, Anya, Blackman
As always, enjoy the game and please leave your comments below.
#GOTD: Wes Morgan's late equaliser forced an FA Cup Fourth Round Replay as we drew 2-2 with Derby County. pic.twitter.com/QYZHNmimdz— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 7, 2017