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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town

Match one of Leicester’s cup run.

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Leicester City vs Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup

Live from the King Power Stadium at 2:45 PM ET

Leicester’s last two round two home matches were defeats in 2012-2013 against Burton 2-4 and 0-1 against Shrewsbury in 2014-2015. This match is certainly a throwback to last season when the two played out 180 minutes in the FA Cup third round. It took a home replay against Fleetwood to find a winner.

Fleetwood Town

Techincally, Fleetwood have never won a League Cup tie before, having only advanced last round thanks to a penalty shootout win against Crewe. Jason Holt managed to equalize after the half and Fleetwood Town took the shootout 4-3.

Oxford United v Fleetwood Town - Sky Bet League One
The bad boy of management?
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Joey Barton’s side are unbeaten in four games after a 0-0 draw with Charlton. This is Barton’s first foray into management and it couldn’t have started much better for him. Only one loss, an opening day defeat to AFC Wimbledon, two wins and three draws.

Leicester City

The Foxes have had a bit of a crazy start to the season this year. An outstanding performance against Manchester United that unfortunately lead to a loss then turned into two wins on the spin even with a less impressive performance against Wolverhampton and Southampton.

Southampton v Leicester City - Premier League
Surely changes must be on Puel’s mind.
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Claude Puel must have changes on his mind come match day. Hopefully we’ll get to see some of our new guys like Filip Benkovic play alongside some of our fringe players. I’m mainly curious who will get the start up front and what formation we may ultimately play.


With an early home game in the Cup it’s the perfect time to get some tinkering in. I expect a young squad full of promise and hope of impressing the boss and probably lining up in a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3. I’m hoping for a big entertaining win in front of the home faithful but understanding the tricky nature of cup ties, 2-1 would be just fine with me.