EFL Cup 
November 9, 2022, 1:45 am
Leicester City
Newport County

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Leicester City vs Newport County




Leicester City will hope to avoid being on the wrong end of an EFL Cup giant killing when they host Newport County at the King Power Stadium in Tuesday’s third-round clash.

The Foxes had to rely on their penalty-kick prowess to beat Stockport County in round two, while their fourth-tier hosts have beaten Luton Town and Portsmouth to make it this far.

Luke Thomas, Jannik Vestergaard, Caglar Soyuncu, Marc Albrighton and Ayoze Perez should also be handed opportunities to impress, while Dennis Praet could also be brought back in from the cold.

As for Newport County, striker Offrande Zanzala has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring problem and is not expected to feature here, but the visitors picked up no fresh concerns against Colchester.

Coughlan set up in a defence-heavy 3-5-2 formation for the FA Cup and should not be averse to deploying a similar system here, but tired legs may come into play for a side who have barely rotated at all in recent weeks.

Aaron Lewis could certainly push Cameron Norman for a start on the right-hand side following his goal at the weekend, but Liverpool loanee Adam Lewis may also feel that his spot is at risk after being taken off for his fellow defender before the hour mark in that game.

Declan Drysdale and Robbie Willmott were cautioned for the second time in the tournament against Portsmouth, and both players will serve one-game suspensions here.



Leicester City possible starting lineup
Iversen; Castagne, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Thomas; Mendy, Praet; Albrighton, Dewsbury-Hall, Perez; Iheanacho




Newport County possible starting lineup
Day; Clarke, Demetriou, Farquharson; Norman, Bennett, Moriah-Welsh, Dolan, Aaron Lewis; Bogle, Evans