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Leicester City team news: Key man doubtful vs Villa, Foxes duo pushing for starts

Leicester City are due to play against Aston Villa in a League Cup semi-final first leg clash at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Foxes will be favourites to win the game and will be hopeful that they can win their first piece of major silverware since they claimed the Premier League title in 2016.

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side will probably be the team that will take the tie more seriously.

Villa are struggling to avoid relegation this season and will probably be viewing their top-flight survival battle as their main priority.

Leicester sit second on the Premier League standings but are unlikely to topple Liverpool so they will be viewing the League Cup as an opportunity to make a statement this season.

Leicester do not have any major injury worries ahead of the clash.

The only first team regular from the Foxes who is a doubt for the game is Jamie Vardy, according to Squawka.

This likely means that Kelechi Iheanacho could be tasked to lead the line for Leicester during the game.

The Foxes are expected to field a strong lineup and Harvey Barnes as well as Dennis Praet are expected to push for starts, added the report.

Leicester will be looking to reach their first cup final since 2000 and win the trophy that they lifted during that year under Martin O’Neill.

Rodgers’ side will also have a psychological advantage heading into the game after they thumped the Villans 4-1 during a league game at Villa Park last month. They can however not take the game for granted.

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