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Leicester vs Brighton live stream: Watch FA Cup online

By Chris Smith

Leicester vs Brighton live stream, predictions & team news | FA Cup

Published: 17:53, 10 February 2021

Leicester City and Brighton go head-to-head for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday at 7:30pm (UK time).

Brendan Rodgers’ men have only faced Championship opposition in this season’s competition so far, beating Stoke City (4-0) and Brentford (3-1) to reach this stage, while the Seagulls have struggled past League Two Newport County on penalties and League One Blackpool (2-1).

How to live stream Leicester vs Brighton online:

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Where to watch Leicester vs Brighton on TV:

  • UK: BT Sport 2
  • US: ESPN+

Scoreline prediction: Leicester 3-1 Brighton

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Leicester vs Brighton build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:

After falling away so dramatically at the end of last season, Leicester’s focus will undoubtedly be on remaining in the Champions League places. That said, the Foxes have never won this competition and last reached the final in 1969, so there is plenty of motivation to reach the next round and get a little closer to adding some more silverware to the cabinet.

Brighton have never won the FA Cup either but did play in the final a little more recently than Leicester, finishing runners-up to Manchester United in the 1983 edition. Like Leicester, Graham Potter’s men have plenty to play for in the Premier League with the Seagulls not assured of survival yet, so it’ll be interesting to see how they approach this game and what kind of starting XI steps out onto the field.

  • Leicester (vs Wolves): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Justin; Tielemans, Choudhury; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho.
  • Brighton (vs Burnley): Sanchez; White, Dunk, Webster; Veltman, Groß, Bissouma, Burn; Mac Allister; Connolly, Maupay.

Jamie Vardy returned from the bench against Wolves at the weekend but it’s unclear whether or not Rodgers will risk him here. Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan and Wesley Fofana are all out, while Timothy Castagne is a doubt. Rodgers has confirmed that Wilfried Ndidi should be fit to play.

Potter was boosted by the returns of Danny Welbeck, Alexis Mac Allister and Joel Veltman against Burnley, but José Izquierdo, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Florin Andone, Tariq Lamptey and Solly March are all injured. The former may be fit enough for a place on the bench. Adam Webster and Davy Propper are doubts.

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Players to watch:

  • Leicester: Despite being an obviously talented player, Kelechi Iheanacho has once again struggled to fill the void during Jamie Vardy’s recent absence. Sure, the former Man City forward did net during Leicester’s recent 2-0 win over Fulham, but that represents his only goal across his last 14 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions. In fact, his only other direct goal contributions all season came in 3-0 and 4-0 Europa League wins over Zorya and Braga, respectively, before Christmas, with Iheanacho grabbing a combined three goals and three assists over those two games. This isn’t necessarily a huge problem when Vardy is fit and firing, but the former England international isn’t getting any younger and you get the feeling this might be one of Iheanacho’s last chances to prove he can be an able deputy.
  • Brighton: For all their stylish attacking play, Brighton are incredibly wasteful with their chances, scoring the 14th-lowest number of goals (25) in the Premier League despite generating the ninth-highest Expected Goals (31.7). Neal Maupay has seven goals but cannot carry the Seagulls alone and one player who could help ease the burden on the Frenchman is Danny Welbeck. The former Man Utd and Arsenal man made his first appearance since December 27th as he came off the bench against Burnley at the weekend, providing Potter with a welcome boost to his attacking options. Despite playing just 650 minutes of Premier League football, Welbeck already has two goals to his name this season and if he can stay fit, there’s no doubting he has the ability to add to that tally. Welbeck might well see this FA Cup game as a springboard into the final third of the season.

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