Millwall away, the grim reminder of a cup clash you would call a nightmare of football if you support Leicester

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Leicester will come up against Millwall in the EFL Cup 3rd round on the 21st of September. Gary Rowett is in charge at The Den and the former Leicester player might look at this as an opportunity to show everyone what he is capable of, but again it will be a riddle how these teams will set up their elevens in this tie.

We all remember the horror show that appeared at The Den on the 18th of February 2017, Claudio Ranieri’s men defeated by a ten men Millwall side, who scored their winner in the 90th minute, Shaun Cummings the hero of the day and a bit strange to believe it was possible.

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The slide was on as Molla Wague played his only game in a Leicester shirt, coming in on loan from Udinese. he later playerd in the Premier League with Watford. Millwall defender Jack Cooper was the one sent off early 2nd half and we all hoped and believed it would be a possible win for Leicester.

Ron-Robert Zieler did see the ball go in behind him and as we have seen so many times before, playing in red was not a good omen for Leicester, but with Millwall in their striped home jersey it was not other option as Leicester had brilliantly won away at Goodison Park in that previous round, then playing in white.

Millwall reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup that season and again not far from a good season and a lifeline for Claudio Ranieri to grab, but it wasn’t to be, let’s hope it will go better this time, though going down their to The Den is not a perfect away venue at all.

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From the game almost five years ago you still have a number of players left at the club. Papy Mendy and Daniel Amartey both were in the starting line-up. Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton and Wilfred Ndidi were all in the squad. Vardy coming on for Demarai Gray and Albrighton for Kapustka.

The full line-up, Zieler, Amartey, Benalouane, Wague, Chilwell, King, Mendy, Musa, Kapustka, Gray, Okazaki, and with the Japanese as the lonely striker up front. Few or no one could really figure out what Ranieri was up to on the day as this was an important fixture and strangely playing a team he knew could be struggling.

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This time we all hope that Brendan Rodgers will get it right and that players will adapt and perform in their best way possible as Millwall should be a team to defeat any day of the week, but again every game most be taken seriously in football if you are to win.

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Leicester have a long and good tradition from the EFL Cup and missed the final with an inch two seasons ago and has also been steady in previuos seasons reaching the quarter finals. Last season in the EFL Cup it was a full stop in the 3rd round losing to Arsenal.

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