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Brighton will prove stern test for Iheanacho, others

The Foxes will face Brighton in the EFL cup competition on Wednesday in what promises to be an exciting fixture.

Leicester City surely ended their last game on a high. Beating Brentford at home by a well worked James Maddison goal that made the game 2-1 in their favor would definitely have felt good. Especially with the larger context of the season they have had this season in contrast with the Bees rampant displays against higher-ups since they came up from the Championship. They can however not savor that victory for too long as another aggressive opposition lies in wait in the EFL, no other than the rampant Brighton and Hove Albion. The Seagulls finally look like they finally figured out their formula with their usually impressive performances in games now resulting in goals, helping them climb high on the Premier League table.

Graham Potter, since he began his Brighton adventure has fine-tuned his side’s game to the point where they are now more familiar with life in the top half of the table than they are used to. Their growing reputation also means that opposition teams are more wary of them and Brendan Rodgers will not be an exception when the sides meet on Wednesday evening.

Although Leicester has shown some Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde performances this season, it is starting to look like they finally turned a corner, inspired by performances from Youri Tielemans, Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho who have delivered stellar performances when required recently.

The threat that Brighton carries into this fixture means Rodgers and his players can not afford to be at anything less than their best if they intend to qualify for the next round of this competition. Rodgers when quizzed has promised to bring in different players but he will still not do without his best performers.

In his interview leading to the game, he said about his team:

“We can’t use the same players all the time, so we’ll definitely make changes, but it doesn’t take away the fact we want to win the game. We’ll be bringing good players into the game.

“We’ll recover now, do some preparation work over the next couple of days, and then look to get to the quarter-finals.”

Hopefully, whichever players he chooses to play will be good enough on the day to mitigate Brighton’s threat.

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Olafare Michael Oluwabukolahttps://t.me/notchplug
A Nationa Diploma holder in Computer Science at LENS POLYTECHNIC Offa, a full-time blogger, beatmaker, modern graphics designer, talent manager, and a vocalist
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