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FA Cup: Stoke vs Leicester City

Stoke vs Leicester City

Stoke fans probably do not want their team to clash with Leicester at this point.  Having had 4 consecutive matches in all competitions, teachers and coaches Michael O'Neill do not know the taste of victory.  More broadly, over the past month, Stoke also won only 1 match (1-0 against Blackburn).  Left they drew 4 and lost 3 matches, including a 1-3 defeat at home to Tottenham in the quarterfinals of the League Cup.

Being in bad form, meeting one of the Premier League champions, so it is understandable that Stoke is "swallowed" by Tottenham.  This time, their opponent - Leicester, is also a team that is ranked among the competition for the throne in the Premier League.  And so, bad feelings rushed to threaten the home team fans.  The official Twitter of the club was filled with voices of concerns about Stoke stopping in the FA Cup after this round.

Of course, there are also optimistic people that, Stoke has nothing to be afraid of because they actually ... have nothing to lose.  They cite the visitors' head coach Brendan Rodgers has revealed it is almost certain that he will not have the two best attacking stars Jamie Vardy and James Maddison in this game because of injury as reason to confirm, Stoke still  there are many winning ways.

But recklessness and carelessness are two different concepts.  Stoke should restrain his spirit so that he is more confident when welcoming Leicester.  But it will be a rush, a lack of consideration if you think that, because of the lack of Vardy and Maddison, Leicester will fail against the first-class team like Stoke.  For the long way, tonight coach Rodgers will give the opportunity to a series of Leicester backup stars who are desperate to show themselves off.  Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Cengiz Under or Harvey Barnes - strikers that can enter the current visitors' field are all very talented and can fully explode at any time to help Leicester win.  Remember, only the Under - Iheanacho - Barnes trio has imprinted (to score or assist) in Leicester's 20 goals in every arena since the beginning of the season.  In particular, Iheanacho also scored 4 goals in 6 previous Stoke clashes.

At this time, Leicester is playing a pretty good attack, with 4 consecutive shooting games.  They are also in the Top 4 teams to score the most goals in the Premier League this season.  The strong destructive power helped Leicester win 5 of the last 8 matches in all competitions and kept 3rd place in the Premier League chart.