LONDON, Sporting Alert – It’s FA Cup third round replay day so let’s get straight on with it as the team news for Leicester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Exeter are in.
Premier League title chasers Leicester City have made nine changes from the starting lineup that started in the 1-1 draw against Aston Villa for today’s replay clash with Tottenham.
Without any real surprise, top goalscorer and leading forward Jamie Vardy is only a substitute to start this game with fellow key-man and star midfielder Riyad Mahrez also next to him on the bench.
After starting on the bench in the first leg, England forward Harry Kane starts on the bench again for the second leg for Tottenham.
In-form attacking midfielder Dele Alli is also on the bench, but the fact that they are available, manager Mauricio Pochettino is certainly thinking about calling on them if needed during the game.
Tottenham made eight adjustments from the starting lineup that hammered Sunderland 4-1 in the English Premier League fixture over the weekend.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is also keeping Vardy and Mahrez in mind for when he makes changes down the stretch of this battle.
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, De Laet, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Chilwell, Dyer, King, Inler, Drinkwater, Gray, Ulloa. Subs: Schwarzer, Morgan, Kanté, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy, Mahrez.
Tottenham XI: Vorm, Walker, Dier, Wimmer, Davies, Carroll, Bentaleb, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Son. Subs: Lloris, Trippier, Vertonghen, Alli, Onomah, Winks, Kane.
Meanwhile, for Liverpool, manager Jurgen Klopp has named a slightly stronger team from the first leg, with Simon Mignolet coming into the goal for Adam Bogdan, while Christian Benteke gets another chance to lead the front line again.
Jose Enrique, Joe Allen and Jordan Ibe also all start as well for the Premier League outfits against Exeter.
Liverpool have made 10 changes for this matchup.
Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Randall, Ilori, Enrique, Smith, Brannagan, Allen, Stewart, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke. Subs: Bogdan, Flanagan, Kent, Sinclair, Ojo, Maguire, Chirivella.
Exeter XI: Olejnik, Butterfield, Woodman, Ribeiro, Oakley, Holmes, Davies, Morrison, Nicholls, Moore-Taylor, Brown. Subs: McAllister, Hoskins, Hamon, Tillson, Nichols, Grant, Wheeler.