Sheffield United vs Leicester

Leicester City have gotten off their campaign to great attacking start where they have been in good goal scoring form with 5 goals netted in their 2 games so far. Leicester have seen Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okzazki shining brightly for them to kick off the campaign. Leicester will look to rotate some of their squad as they aim to build fitness and form for their team ahead of a tough game against Manchester United on the weekend. The likes of Slimani, Gray, Amartey, Ulloa, King, Chilwell, Jakupovic, Mendy, will all look for the opportunity to start and make their mark for the former Premier League winners in this encounter. While Leicester will want to ensure to get back to the top half of the table and potentially some European spots; silverware with the nature of this competition will not be ignored by manager Shakespeare who has also included Jamie Vardy in this squad to face Sheffield United. Leicester have shown in their opening few games to play extremely well on the counter attack and the likes of Gray, Amartey and Mahrez could provide that injection of pace needed in order to break.

Sheffield United have endured a frustrating start to their Championship season after coming up from League One. They have already dropped 2 of their 4 encounters in the Championship; but their aim will be to ensure at least a top half finish in the Championship this season. Sheffield United will feel confident after their turnaround victory to beat Walsall by a score of 3-2 in the previous round of the Carabao Cup; but facing a Premier League team is a different game all together. Injuries and suspensions will play a part in the Blades selection today with the likes of Stearman, Baldock, Hanson, Basham and Leon Clarke will all be missing from this encounter.

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