Leicester City take on Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup as the Foxes aim to get themselves another win under the belt after a satisfying 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
Kick-off time: 10.45 p.m.
Venue: Bramall Lane
What TV Channel is it on: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football (coverage starts at 7.30)
Referee: Tony Harrington
Although it’s only a cup competition, it presents Leicester City with a really good chance to win a trophy, and they would want to send their statement of intent as they face Sheffield United.
Craig Shakespeare is expected to ring the changes for the second-round clash, with the fixture against Manchester United later this week in sight as well. Expect to see a lot of young stars in action with the odd experienced player to ensure that the Foxes have enough in them.
Man to watch out for
Islam Slimani may get his first start of the season, and he’d want to make sure that he doesn’t mess it up. The no-pressure game against the Eagles gives him a great chance to show the gaffer what he’s capable of, so expect a goal or two.
"“I think with any competition, you have to be competitive and try and win it,” Craig Shakespeare said.“That’s the idea of [Tuesday] night. I will make changes, but I expect us not only to be competitive, but to progress to the next round.“I think it’ll be a full-blooded cup tie – that’s what my experience of Bramall Lane is. They’ve done really well and Chris has done a tremendous job there in promotion last season.“It will be near enough a full house, I’m sure. It can be a partisan crowd and our players will be aware of that.”"
Sheffield United are pretty good when it comes to beating Premier League opponents at home. Of their last six games against the the Premiership boys, they have only lost one – losing to Arsenal back in October 2007 – while they have won four and drawn one.
However, Chris Wilder’s side haven’t got off to the best of starts in the Sky Bet Championship, as they won two and lost as many, meaning that they may see the Carabao Cup tie as an occasion to get a much needed lift and kick on from hereon. They won’t make life any easier for Leicester City, that’s for sure.
Man to watch out for
With Leon Clarke suspended, Sheffield United will look up to Ched Evans, who has had quite a turbulent period recently. Set to make his first start this season, the 28-year old will have a point to prove.
"“The Leicester story was incredible, then Huddersfield backed it up with some fantastic last season,” Chris Wilder said.“These things can happen, but don’t always. Premier League history suggests it will take a lot of doing for anything to topple Leicester’s achievements.“In sport there is always a favourite and an underdog and you always have to believe you are capable of upsetting the odds.”Wilder added: “We’ll be looking to do that on Tuesday night and beyond that we want to have a really good season in the Championship.”"