The date and time for Leicester City’s Carabao Cup clash with Leeds United has been announced.
The Foxes will come up against Leeds on October 24 (kick-off – 7.45 p.m.) at the King Power Stadium as they hope to make it to the quarter-finals.
Leicester have been surprisingly impressive in the Carabao Cup so far, beating Sheffield United 4-1 away and Liverpool the previous week by 2-0, thanks to a goal each from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani, who netted his third of the competition.
Talking of the draw, manager Craig Shakespeare said:
"“It is a home draw which I am pleased about and I am sure the supporters are,” said manager Criag Shakespeare.“Of course Leeds are going very well at the moment.“We have a lot of games between now and then but when it comes along it will be another cracking cup tie and will be looking to progress to the next round.”"
Leicester City have won the league cup three times before, most recently lifting it in 2000 following wins in 1964 and 1997. They’d definitely look to add one more to that number.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Craig Shakespeare’s side have had contrasting fortunes with nothing going their way at all. Leicester haven’t really played badly, but it’s just that they have come up against opponents that are too hot and too good to exploit the East Midlands outfit’s weaknesses.
They began the season with a 4-3 defeat to Arsenal before grabbing their first win a week later against Brighton and Hove Albion. Since then, they are yet to win a single league game, the results in that time being:
Manchester United 2-0 Leicester City
Leicester City1-2 Chelsea
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Leicester City
Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool.
The Foxes now have a relatively easier run of fixtures as they face AFC Bournemouth (A), West Bromwich Albion (H) and Swansea City (A) in their next three fixtures. Can they make it three wins in three?