Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
All eyes will be on Anfield when Liverpool and Chelsea face each other in the EFL Cup derby. The Reds dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Spurs at the weekend, and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways. All Fabinho, Thiago, van Dijk, and Jones have been tested positive for coronavirus, while Phillips and Elliott continue to miss out with injuries. Portugal international Jota is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Foxes, on the other hand, were not in action at the weekend due to the coronavirus outbreak. Brendan Rodgers’ troops set up a meeting with Liverpool by beating Brighton on penalties, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Wednesday’s football match. As for the visiting team, all Benkovic, Choudhury, Iheanacho, Lookman, Parez, and Vestergaard have been tested positive for COVID-19, while Justin and Fofana are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.