Seeing as Wolves have proven they can get a result against pretty much anyone, a cup success feels more realistic than ever.
OK, we’ll play the second string tonight but so will Leicester (probably) and our reserves aren’t too shoddy these days anyway.
The Foxes were the last and only team to beat us this season and on the balance of play they were fortunate to get the victory.
It would be nice to avenge that result and advance to the last 16 of the competition. With home advantage there’s no reason that shouldn’t be possible.
If I were a Leicester fan I’d be even more invested in the cup competitions having already achieved the impossible dream of a Premier League title and Champions League football.
It doesn’t seem like they’re destined to make a swift return to those lofty heights, so a comfortable top half finish and a tilt at the remaining silverware on offer must constitute success for Claude Puel’s side.
They lifted the League Cup in 2000 and are more than capable of doing it again. They’ve never won the FA Cup in their 134 year history so I suppose that might be the one to pursue with greater vigour?
A 3-1 home victory over Huddersfield on Saturday will have lifted spirits after a stodgy performance and a 4-2 defeat at Bournemouth the previous weekend.
Fleetwood were brushed aside 4-0 at the King Power in the last round and the Leicester teamsheet was packed with Premier League talent. I think their second team is stronger than ours on paper, but that doesn’t necessarily mean much in a one off game.
I did a reasonable job of guessing the team in the previous round, but didn’t expect Nuno to field so many youngsters. They’ll likely be involved again, but I’m not sure they’ll start.
It would be great to see Cav out there again. It’s tough to see him forcing his way into the starting XI anytime soon, but I think he’s well suited to the pace of Premier League football so I hope he can get some game time.
Dendoncker hasn’t done enough to even make the matchday squad lately. I suppose someone has to miss out but that does suggest he’s not quite hit the heights in Nuno’s eyes.
As always, all eyes will be on Traore in the hope he can produce the magic to win us the game. He was pivotal in the victory over Shefffield Wednesday in the second round.
No PL points up for grabs in the cup so it’s all just for larfs. I’ll back us to get the win inside 90 minutes. 2-1.
Up The Wolves!