However, since the Premier League returned, they have lost three successive games - although they did win their FA Cup Third Round tie on Saturday - defeating League Two side Gillingham 1-0. Rodgers masterminded Leicester's 2020-21 FA Cup triumph and he will hope to take them to the final four of the Carabao Cup with victory tonight. 18:37 What's the form like? Eddie Howe's side have been the surprise story of this year's Premier League as they sit in third place after 18 games. They have only lost once all season and have the league's best defensive record - conceding just 11 goals. However, their 15-match unbeaten run was broken on Saturday as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by League One side Sheffield Wednesday - they will be desperate to bounce back tonight. 18:22 Carabao Cup action We're down to the last eight of this season's Carabao Cup with all four fixtures taking place tonight and tomorrow.
He insisted he would name his strongest XI as the Magpies look to make a domestic semi-final for the first time in 18 years. The Magpies host Leicester City on Tuesday night in the last eight of the Carabao Cup, four days on from their FA Cup third-round exit against League One Sheffield Wednesday. 18:46 And what about Leicester? Leicester have enjoyed somewhat of a mixed season so far. After a dismal start to the campaign which left them with one point from seven games and having conceded a mammoth 22 goals, Brendan Rodgers led a recovery before the World Cup break as the Foxes picked up 16 points from their next eight games.
Alexander Isak features on the bench in a huge boost to the Magpies after he made his comeback from injury against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. He is joined by Allan Saint-Maximin who has similarly struggled for fitness this season. 18:53 Howe vows to play his best XI Eddie Howe made eight changes for Saturday's embarrassing defeat to Sheffield Wednesday but the Newcastle boss has pledged not to rotate like that tonight.
Jonny Evans and James Maddison are still absent for the Foxes in major blows, while Patson Daka is again preferred to Jamie Vardy up-front. 19:00 Newcastle team news As promised, Eddie Howe has gone full strength for tonight's game. The regular back four that has been so impressive all start, while first choice keeper Nick Pope is also in.
takes a look at some of the things you should look out for in the four games. 19:14 Leicester raring to go Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester side are also raring to go ahead of tonight's clash. It's a much stronger side for the Foxes compared to Saturday's FA Cup clash with Gillingham as only Perez, Albrighton and Tielemans are retained from the starting XI who faced the League Two strugglers. 19:09 Newcastle are in the house Eddie Howe's side have arrived at St James' Park as the build-up to kick off continues. A big night ahead for the Magpies and their fans. 19:01 Leicester team news And it's equally full-strength from those available for Leicester with Brendan Rodgers showing how seriously he is taking the Carabao Cup this season.
19:21 What to look out for in the Carabao Cup? As we head to the final eight of this year's competition, Sportsmail has identified seven things to look out for in this week's quartet of games. READ OUR FULL STORY BELOW The Carabao Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties as eight teams battle to make it to the semi-final stage of the competition.
Newcastle vs Leicester - Carabao Cup: Live score, lineups and updates19:30 Newcastle's last semi-final Eddie Howe's side are aiming to end the Magpies' 54-year wait for major silverware and their 18-year wait just to reach a semi-final. The last time they reached the final four of a domestic cup competition was in 2005 when Manchester United beat them 4-1 in the semi-final of the FA Cup thanks to a brace from Ruud van Nistelrooy. They'll be hoping for better tonight.
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