Leicester play host to Southampton on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup, with the fixture having been postponed nearly a month ago following the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Foxes owner
|When Is Kick-Off?||Tuesday 27 November|
|What Time is Kick-Off?||19:45 (BST)|
|Where Is It Played?||King Power Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream||Gillette Soccer Special|
Leicester have a host of injuries and suspensions to deal with after Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra picked up a knock at the weekend and was forced off during the 1-1 draw away at Brighton. During the same fixture, James Maddison was given his marching orders for two yellow cards, meaning he will be unavailable for Tuesday's match.
Leicester boss Claude Puel has also confirmed that centre-back Harry Maguire and winger Rachid Ghezzal will not be fit enough to feature in the squad, whilst Matty James is still a long-term absentee for the Foxes. Puel is likely to still ring the changes as he has done so far in the cup competition.
Southampton will be happy to welcome back their captain Ryan Bertrand into defence - as he was suspended for the clubs 3-2 loss away at Fulham last weekend. Danny Ings was another absentee but the Liverpool loanee is expected to be available on Tuesday. If he returns, it will provide Saints boss Mark Hughes with a clean bill of health.
The dilemma for Hughes will be to either go for broke and claim a much needed morale-boosting victory, or to rest key players for Saturday's crunch Premier League
|Leicester City||Ward; Simpson, Soyuncu, Evans, Fuchs; Mendy, Silva; Gray, Okazaki, Diabate; Iheanacho.|
|Southampton||Gunn; Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand; Hojbjerg, Lemina, Elyounoussi, Redmond; Austin, Gabbiadini.|
Southampton have been in woeful form and Mark Hughes is under real pressure to turn things around. The Saints last victory in the league came on September 1 against Crystal Palace, and things won't be getting easier any time soon. Games against Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham form three of their next four fixtures - meaning victory on Tuesday could be imperative for confidence, as well as Hughes' future in the job.
|Brighton 1-1 Leicester (24/11)||Fulham 3-2 Southampton (24/11)|
|Leicester 0-0 Burnley (10/11)||Southampton 1-1 Watford (10/11)|
|Cardiff 0-1 Leicester (03/11)||Man City 6-1 Southampton (04/11)|
|Leicester 1-1 West Ham (27/10)||Southampton 0-0 Newcastle (27/10)|
|Arsenal 3-1 Leicester (22/10)||Bournemouth 0-0 Southampton (20/10)|
Source : 90min