Monday, June 24, 2024

A Zambian affair in the Carabao Cup as Leicester welcome Brighton

Patson Daka may face-off with his compatriot Enock Mwepu this evening when Brighton and Hove Albion travel to the King Power Stadium for an all-Premier League encounter with Leicester City in a bid for a place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

The Seagulls beat the Foxes last month in the Premier League but Patson Daka was not involved though Mwepu came from the bench to play the last 28 minutes in the 2-1 at the American Express Community Stadium.

However, Leicester won both League meetings last season, 2-1 at the Amex and 3-0 at the King Power and they also knocked Albion out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at home in a fourth-round tie.

Leicester beat Millwall 2-0 in the third round while Brighton and Hove Albion beat Swansea City 2-0 with Mwepu suffering an injury just before kick-off.


Patson Daka has been in sensational form netting five goals and assisting one in his last three appearances of which he only started one game.

Over the weekend, Jamie Vardy came off injured hence Daka who replaced him at halftime in that game may lead the Leicester City frontline as they welcome Mwepu and the Seagulls at the King Power Stadium.

Mwepu spoke to ahead of this match and was full of praise for his fellow Zambian international.

“Patson is quick, powerful, competitive and always wants to win,” Mwepu said. “He is a kind person who likes to smile and laugh, and he has the right character to become a bigger star. If he keeps going like now, he is going to succeed on the big stage.”


The Computer is also likely to get game time today for the Seagulls with Graham Potter saying he is looking to freshen up the line-up when he spoke to the media on Tuesday.

The Chipolopolo Boys captain came from the bench to put up an amazing shift over the weekend against Manchester City despite the Seagulls suffering a huge beating.

Referee Jarred Gillett will oversee proceedings at King Power Stadium on Wednesday, assisted by Neil Davies and Mark Scholes. Martin Atkinson, meanwhile, is the fourth official.

The match will kick off at 20:45 Zambian time and will be live on Supersport Variety 1.

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