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SHEFFIELD UNITED vs LEICESTER CITY: hosts seek to maintain dominance over PL side in 94th meeting

23:04, 19 Aug 2017

Sheffield will be at their Bramall Lane home ground for the second round of the League Cup, where they welcome premier league side Leicester City on Tuesday. The hosts interestingly hold a better head to head record against their midweek opponents, having won 31 of 93 meetings (D33 L29). 93 meetings means the sides are quite familiar with each other.

Sheffield come into this match on the back of a Saturday Championship tie against Barnsley. They are a team with a fluid style of play, and are likely to maintain the same against a direct-playing Leicester. Manager Chris Wilder will probably employ a twin attack of Billy Sharp and Ched Evans.

Leicester will be fresh from a meeting with newly promoted Brighton and Hove. They have showed that they still have the attacking firepower in Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki, who will both be deployed upfront in another display of direct attack. Captain Wes Morgan will be key in breaking up Sheffield’s attack at the rear end.

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