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Leicester team news: Key man ruled out of Brentford clash, midfielder unavailable

Leicester City are due to face off against Brentford in a FA Cup fourth round clash Griffon Park on Saturday.

On paper, the Foxes should be the overwhelming favourites to win the game.

However, upsets are frequent in domestic cup competitions and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers side can ill-afford to take the Championship high-flyers lightly.

The Foxes will be without star striker Jamie Vardy, who is suffering from a glute injury according to BBC Sport.

The report added that the Leicester veteran is set to miss his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Aston Villa next Tuesday.

Nampalys Mendy is also set to be out of action for as much as four-to-six weeks due to a knee problem.

Rodgers could use the game as a means of providing a rest to some of his key Leicester players and giving opportunities to fringe players.

The Foxes will be prioritising attaining a top-four finish in the Premier League this season and so it will not be a bad decision to do that.

Brentford are a creative side who are chasing promotion to the Premier League ahead of next season.

If Rodgers does not play his full-strength team (which looks like will be the case), the game will be very close.

The two sides last met in a second-tier clash back in January 1993 with Leicester managing a 3-1 victory.

Saturday’s game marks their first FA Cup match against each other since the 1948-49 season.

Leicester have won all three of the previous ties between the teams.

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