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By Tom Rostance

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    YES Matt. It’s seemingly you’ll well presumably now not lift too many trophies are you able to?

    The rain is bucketing down in Leicester by the methodology.

  2. Accumulate Enthusiastic

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    Matt Westcott:No fan ever says pause you remember when we have been 14th within the Premier League? Or now not it’s all about successful trophies. The data that you just have been the most efficient at something. Now not factual making up the numbers.

  3. ‘Successful the cup and happening is now not any correct to any one’

    Micah Richards

    Frail Aston Villa defender on BBC Radio 5 Stay

    You methodology each and each game a lot like you favor to favor to lift it, easy as that, however the Premier League is so big. Take a look at at Spurs in 2008, they won the League Cup and what have they won since? So is it the kind of important cup? I secure now not relate it’s to be factual.

    For Villa the beefy focus has to be staying within the Premier League. Successful the cup after which happening the leagues, that’s no correct to any one.

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    I’m in a position to be opening a can of worms here however I’m in a position to’t for the lifestyles of me search why James Maddison would even expend into legend the kind of switch at this stage of this season. Pie within the sky.

  5. ‘No one will recede in January’

    Leicester Metropolis

    James Maddison

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    Leicester midfielder James Maddison is now not going to switch away the membership in January, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

    The England global has impressed this season and has beenlinked with a switch to Manchester United.

    Maddison, 23, whojoined the Foxes from Norwich for approximately £20m in June 2018, has scored 9 desires and made three assists for Leicester this season.

    “James is a truly proficient participant, an perfect participant, and he’s going to be here in January and beyond,” Rodgers talked about.

    “There is a full bunch speculation around a full bunch our gamers, which is mammoth, because they’re abilities and it methodology they and the team are doing totally.

    “There is no tension to sell here and there would possibly be no need for us to sell.

    “No one will recede here in January that’s for sure – we must add to the squad if we will have the chance to.”

  6. Ndidi wants an operation

    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Ooooh – elephantine recordsdata for the Foxes.

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    Leicester played with a relief three at Newcastle the varied day and played it totally indeed.

  8. ‘Leicester will miss Ndidi’

    Clinton Morrison

    Frail Crystal Palace striker on BBC Radio 5 Stay

    I imagine Leicester will miss Ndidi, he is been truly important to them, he shields the relief four so well. I feel that’s why they’re playing three on the relief with a extra attacking three in entrance of them.

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    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Robbie Savage

    Ex-Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Stay

    What one more Leicester have gotten now to secure to a final below Brendan Rodgers. He’s doing unbelievably well, the methodology he is got them playing.

    In opposition to the elephantine clubs this season, you’d narrate they’ve struggled, so that’s why they must be OK in opposition to Aston Villa.

    On whether Villa would possibly now not desire one other two video games within the course of a relegation battle:

    If they beat Leicester and secure to a cup final, absolutely that can supreme be correct for them. I’m in a position to’t mediate any negatives. It’s seemingly you’ll also neutral favor to play your strongest team.

  10. ‘Or now not it’s now not easy to play with no striker’

    Micah Richards

    Frail Aston Villa defender on Radio 5 Stay

    Or now not it’s now not easy, whenever you secure now not play with a striker and a focus – typically you secure now not know who to accelerate to, which location to speed in to.

    Wesley’s injured, Kodjia must be injured, or now not it’s change into an misfortune crisis for Villa.

  11. Personnel recordsdata

    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Leicesterstriker Jamie Vardy, who has scored 17 desires for the Foxes this season, returns to the XI having passed over the previous three suits with a minor calf sing.

    He is believed to be one of two changes to the line-up that started in opposition to Newcastle within the league, with Dennis Praet coming into the midfield to alter Wilfried Ndidi, who is absent from the matchday squad.

    Leicester XI:Schmeichel; Ricardo, Soyuncu, Evans, Fuchs, Chilwell; Praet, Tielemans, Maddison; Perez, Vardy.

    Aston Villamanager Dean Smith names an XI with no recognised striker.

    Norwegian Orjan Nyland, who came on slack for an injured Tom Heaton within the two-1 lift at Burnley, is in goal.

    Winger Anwar El Ghazi comes into the line-up with striker Wesley, a protracted-term misfortune.

    Aston Villa XI:Nyland; Konsa, Mings, Hause; Guilbert, Luiz, Nakamba, Taylor; El Ghazi, Grealish, Trézéguet.

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    SMS Message: Can’t search something else else varied than an emphatic Leicester lift tonight with Vardy relief. Accumulate him out of retirement for next summer Gareth! from James, Staffordshire

    Can’t search something else else varied than an emphatic Leicester lift tonight with Vardy relief. Accumulate him out of retirement for next summer Gareth!

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    Or now not it’s switch season alright of us…

  14. Recent striker for the Foxes?

    Edouard

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    Any bids for Odsonne Edouard would be “very unwelcome”, says manager Neil Lennon, after the Celtic striker used to be linked with a switch to Leicester Metropolis.

    Frail Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgersis reportedly making ready a £30m providefor the France Below-21 forward.

    Edouard, brought to Celtic by Rodgers in a membership myth £9m switch, is eighteen months proper into a four-twelve months deal and has scored 17 instances in 31 Celtic video games this season.

    “We won’t cease bids coming in however we secure now not must sell him,” Lennon talked about.

    “We desire him here for the 2nd half of of the season.”

  15. ‘Undoubtedly one of many most efficient’ on his methodology?

    Louie Barry

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    Aston Villa are in talks to signal Barcelona’s England Below-17s striker Louie Barry in a doable £3m deal.

    The 16-twelve months-feeblejoined the Spanish giants in July 2019after 10 years at West Bromwich Albion.

    Barry used to be segment of the West Brom squad that reached the FA Formative years Cup semi-final closing season.

    Then again, he left within the summertime after rejecting a genuine contract, and the Baggies are believed to be talking to their lawyers about the problem.

    When Barry signed for Barca the membership described him as “thought to be one of many most efficient younger gamers in English football”.

  16. Doesn’t know lose

    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Brendan Rodgers has improved from his closing 30 home cup ties with Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester – the closing team to beat Rodgers used to be Aston Villa within the FA Cup semi-final in 2014-15, when he used to be Liverpool manager.

    Brendan Rodgers

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  17. BreakingVardy returns

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    Leicester Metropolis

    Jamie Vardy is relief for Leicester who secure 9 changes from the aspect which won within the FA Cup. Fleshy strength.

  18. BreakingNo striker for Villa

    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa have long gone all Manchester Metropolis on us – they title no striker in their XI.

    Wesley has been ruled out for the season with a knee misfortune however we’re now not sure where Jonathan Kodjia is. Hurt?

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    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Robbie Savage

    Ex-Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Stay

    Danny Drinkwater struggled at Burnley. In his Leicester days, he got his switch to Chelsea attributable to that relationship with Jamie Vardy. I’m now not sure Villa have gotten that form of forward who can speed in within the relief of.

    Drinkwater’s a truly correct participant, he is won the Premier League, and Aston Villa have gotten a correct participant within the occasion that they are able to secure the most efficient out of him.

  20. A well-known face…?

    Leicester v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

    Danny Drinkwater

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    Leicester title winner Danny Drinkwater has joined Aston Villa on mortgage except the terminate of the season – however he can’t play tonight.

    Drinkwater spent the first half of of the season on mortgage at Burnley however supreme made two appearances.

    A form of used to be within the League Cup even though so he would possibly now not be in a region to secure his debut in opposition to his feeble aspect.

    The 29-twelve months-feeble has three England caps and helped Leicester Metropolis lift the Premier League in 2015-16, however he has did not secure an influence at Chelsea following his £40m switch in 2017.

    “I’m massively mad to device to the kind of elephantine membership care for Villa,” he talked about.

    “I desire the membership to pause within the Premier League 100%, that’s why I truly have device here to help the team and in my view to secure game time.”