Leicester City v Tottenham FA Cup replay team news & stats

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 2:33

Matty James: Midfielder could make return from injury

Both Leicester and Tottenham are likely to make changes as the sides clash for the third time in two weeks in an FA Cup third-round replay.

Team news

Leicester midfielder Matty James could make his long-awaited return from injury at the King Power Stadium having being sidelined for eight months with a serious knee injury.

Ben Chilwell, Marcin Wasilewski, Ritchie De Laet, Andy King, Leonardo Ulloa and Demarai Gray could all be recalled to the starting XI.

However, Jeffrey Schlupp’s hamstring injury is worse than first realised and the 23-year-old will still be missing until the end of February.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could rest star striker Harry Kane and midfielder Mousa Dembele, while Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb.

Son Heung-min could lead the line, while teenage winger Josh Onomah could make his third start for the club.


Opta stats

  • Leicester have won just once in their last seven all-Premier League FA Cup ties at home (L4 D2) – but their solitary victory came in the last of such encounters, beating Newcastle 1-0 in the third round last season.
  • The Foxes have been beaten once in their last 11 home FA Cup games (W7 D3) – losing 2-1 to Huddersfield Town in a fourth-round replay in February 2013.
  • Leicester have kept four clean sheets in their last five FA Cup games at home, while Tottenham have scored just four times in their last nine cup matches away from White Hart Lane (including Wembley).
  • Tottenham have faced Leicester on 10 previous occasions in the FA Cup, including at the fourth round stage last year, which the Foxes won 2-1 at White Hart Lane.
  • Spurs lost on their last Cup trip to the King Power Stadium, losing 3-2 in a third round tie in January 2006.

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