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Leicester City draw Nottingham Forest in FA Cup 4th round

Foxes gifted lower league opposition

Chelsea v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Final Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

When the football gods cancel one game, they schedule another.

Leicester City’s next Premier League game, which was due to be played against Everton this Tuesday, has been postponed due to a lack of available players. The Foxes put out several youth players in their cup game this weekend, but the league has different eligibility rules, which allowed the team to request the postponement.

On the same day, though, another fixture was added, as the draw was made for the 4th round of the FA Cup. The Foxes were in the hat after seeing off Claudio Ranieri’s Watford in comfortable fashion.

The draw threw up two very interesting scenarios, traveling to either Arsenal or Nottingham Forest, depending on the result of the final 3rd round tie.

In the end, it was another big upset, as the lower league minnows were able to overcome the massive gap between them and their opponents, setting up an East Midlands derby between Leicester and Forest.

The two sides haven't met since 2014, when the Foxes were strolling to an easy Championship title. In the time since, Leicester City have won the Premier League and FA Cup, even making it to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

In the same period, Forest nearly made the playoffs and were nearly relegated. This trip to the 4th round will match their longest run in any cup competition since the 2013-14 season.

The game will take place between Friday 4th and Monday 7th January.