LONDON – ESPN3 will stream live coverage of the pair of Carabao Cup quarter-final games on Tuesday, December 19.
Both games will kickoff at 2:45 pm ET, and will also be available on WatchESPN.
At the Emirate Stadium, Arsenal will host West Ham United, while English Premier League leaders Manchester City will visit The King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City.
Manchester City enter this game on great form, having won 16 consecutive EPL games and is coming off a commanding 4-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
Manager Pep Guardiola is expected to rotate his squad for this Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with the likes of Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Yaya Toure among the players set to come into the starting lineup.
“I trust the guys a lot. I don’t want to offend the players. For me it breaks my heart when Danilo cannot play, Bernardo cannot play, Yaya cannot play, when other players cannot play,” Guardiola said.
“It breaks my heart because they deserve (to play) but we have no other choice.”
Meanwhile, after his team’s shocking 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace over the weekend, Leicester City boss Claude Puel is hoping for a positive response from his players.
At the same time, though, Puel, whose Southampton side lost to Manchester United in the final of the competition last season, knows it will be difficult to breakdown Manchester City.
“The next game will tell us if this is possible or not [to reach the final] because we have to play a fantastic team,” Puel said.
“They are the top team in Europe and it’s difficult to beat this team – all the teams try without a good result.
“It’s a good opportunity, a strong challenge for us to try to beat them. It’s a unique game, a quarter-final, a cup game and not a Premier League game and with the support of our fans we can make a fortress at the King Power Stadium.”
Arsenal, in the meantime, will battle with a West Ham side that has shown good recently.
In fact, since David Moyes took over as the new manager, the Hammers have picked up wins against Chelsea and Stoke and played to a draw against Arsenal last week.