In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the English League Cup match between Newcastle United and Leicester City.
Newcastle United vs Leicester City
English League Cup
St. James’ Park
11th January, 01:30 a.m.
Newcastle United will be hoping to bounce back from their FA Cup exit last time out by progressing to the EFL Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night.
The Magpies host Leicester City at St. James’ Park, a team that they comfortably dispatched of on Boxing Day, running out 3-0 winners in the Premier League.
Leicester have managed to get their season back on track after a very poor start, winning their last three matches before the World Cup break, but they have been disappointing in the Premier League since their players returned from Qatar.
In the three league games that they have contested so far, the Foxes have been defeated in all of them, only managing to score one goal in the process, in a return to their previous poor form.
One positive for Brendan Rodgers to take is his side’s form in the cup competitions, although they have admittedly had favourable draws, still yet to play a team above League One level in both the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.
Match Prediction: Newcastle United 2-0 Leicester City
Unavailable: Jonjo Shelvey, Allan Saint-Maximin, Dennis Praet, James Maddison
Newcastle United: Miguel Almiron (9), Callum Wilson (6), Bruno Guimaraes (3)
Leicester City: James Maddison (7) Harvey Barnes (6), Youri Tielemans, Patson Daka (3)
Newcastle United: Kieran Trippier (4), Allan Saint-Maximin, Bruno Guimaraes (3), Sean Longstaff, Joe Willock, Wilson (2)
Leicester City: James Maddison, Jamie Vardy (4), Patson Daka (3), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Timothy Castagne (2)
Tackles & Interceptions:
Newcastle United: Kieran Trippier (54), Joelinton (51), Bruno Guimaraes (37)
Leicester City: Timothy Castagne (41), Boubakary Soumare (39), Youri Tielemans (36)
Newcastle United: Kieran Trippier (47), Joelinton (18), Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock (17)
Leicester City: James Maddison (31), Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (24), Youri Tielemans (20)
Newcastle United: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Dan Burn; Joelinton, Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson/Isak, Saint-Maximin/Fraser
Leicester City: Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Wout Faes, L.Thomas; Albrighton/A.Perez, Nampalys Mendy, Ndidi, Tielemans; Daka, Barnes
- Kieran Trippier
- Miguel Almiron
- Y Tielemens
Grand League Picks:
- H Barnes
- T Castagne
Best Fantasy Combination (Head to Head):
GK: D Ward
Def: K Trippier(c), F Schar, D Burn, S Botman, T Castagne
Mid: Joelinton, B Guimaraes, H Barnes, Y Tielemans
Fwd: M Almiron(vc)
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