Leicester City vs Derby County – FA Cup – Preview

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Leicester City vs Derby County

Leicester City vs Derby County – Leicester City hosts Derby County at the King Power Stadium in London on 8th February in the FA Cup fourth round replay after the previous meeting between these two clubs ended in a 2-2 draw.

Derby County had taken a 2-0 lead during the FA Cup fixture but Leicester City clawed back into the game to secure a replay. The English Premier League defending champions have had a difficult season and are in danger of being relegated to Championship.

Derby County, meanwhile, are chasing promotion play-offs and are placed eighth in the second division of English football with forty six points.

Team News

Islam Slimani is sidelined through an injury for Leicester City while Leonardo Ulloa is listed as a doubt. Derby County will be without the injured George Thorne, Craig Forsyth, James Wilson, Max Lowe and Will Hughes.

Leicester City Possible Starting Lineup: Peter Schmeichel, Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Ben Chilwell, Demarai Gray, Andy King, Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton, Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki.

Derby County Possible Starting Lineup: Scott Carson, Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce, Markus Olsson, Julien de Sart, Bradley Johnson, Jacob Butterfield, Tom Ince, Darren Bent, Johnny Russell.

“The FA Cup is an important achievement and we have to fight for it. I’ll make some changes. I have to protect some players who need to recover and rest. Also, I want to give the opportunity to the other players.

This club, these players, came from the bottom to win a title. These players are warriors. They have already lived this situation. They know the problem, they know the enemy.”

– Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Leicester City vs Derby County H2H Stats, the last five matches between these two clubs have resulted in three wins for Leicester City, one win for Derby County and one draw.

A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome.

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