They begin to be disputed this Tuesday, January 16, the matches of the replay of the third phase of the Glass of England. One of them involves Leicester, who could not defeat Fleetwood outside the home. Thus, the second duel takes place in Power Stadium, in Leicester, from 17:45 (Brasília time).
The oldest club tournament in the world has a unique regulation. At this stage, if the games do not have a winner, there is a need for a second match with inverted field control. It obligatorily indicates who survives in the tournament, even if there is a need to carry out a penalty extension and decision.
Of the 32 games scheduled for the third stage, eight were tied and forced the second game, dubbed “replay”. Thus, only on Wednesday, January 17, will all be known for the next stage of the FA Cup.
Leicester’s recent performance
As a Premier League team, Leicester can skip the first two stages and make their first stage debut in the third round of the FA Cup. They failed to get out of 0-0 against Fleetwood, the same result they had on Saturday, January 13, in a match for the twenty-third round of the English Premier League. The opponent, however, was much more difficult. Equality was with Chelsea in London.
The result can even be celebrated in the face of circumstances. Leicester had defender Benjamin Chilwell (13 games in English Premier League 2017/2018, no goal) sent off in the 23 minutes of the second half and managed to hold the tie even though he played the rest of the final stage with one less athlete.
The expulsion of Chilweel also causes injury to the game of this Tuesday. The English Federation considers all their tournaments equal to punishments. Thus, the defender will have to comply automatically with the Fleetwood.
It’s not the only problem for French coach Claude Puel. Two other defenders should stay out of the confrontation, but out of contusion. They are undergoing injury treatment and are doubtful for Wes Morgan (22 games, no goal) and Danny Simson (19 games, no goal). If released, they should be scaled since they are considered absolute holders.
Also in the infirmary is the striker Matthew James (seven games, no goal). In this case, however, should you receive the green light, it should only be related to the reservation bank.
The current form of Fleetwood
Fleetwood contests the League 1, the equivalent of the Third Division of the English Championship. He also entered the field on Saturday as a visitor, and reaped a better result than Leicester. He beat Southend 2-1.
In this way, he reached 36 points (ten wins, six draws and 11 losses). It occupies the eleventh position. In League 1, the top two placed at the end of 46 rounds go up directly to the Championship. Who finishes this step between the third and sixth places still has a chance to play a recap that takes one more to the Second Division.
In the fight for the direct spot, Fleetwood’s closest rival is Shrewsbury, who is in second place. You have 18 more points. For the vacancy in the recapture, the block is closed by Charlton, who is seven points in front of Flletwood.
However, the club also has to look down on the table. It has a comfortable but not irreversible advantage for Northampton, 21st place and first in the relegation zone. The difference is seven points.
History of the bouts between Leicester and Fleetwood
The goalless draw in the third leg of the FA Cup was the first match between teams in history.
Although not in the best of its form, the Leicester has enough superior technical resources and working at home should be considered the best guess for the duel. The price is 1.22 in Rivalo. Draw has a return of 5.50. Success visitor multiplies the investment by 12.00.