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Webster to miss visit to Leicester in the cup

Latest team news and everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's Emirates FA Cup tie.

By Alex Stedman • 10 February 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster has been one of the first names on the Albion teamsheet this campaign.

Albion are back in Emirates FA Cup action when they face Leicester City in the fifth round of the competition at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night, kick-off 7.30pm.

Albion drew 1-1 with Burnley last time out when Lewis Dunk's first half header was cancelled out by Johann Gudmundsson's leveller after the break. Albion are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions.

That run has seen them record impressive wins over both Tottenham Hotspur and reigning Premier League champions Liverpool.

Graham Potter's men booked their place in this stage of the competition thanks to wins over Newport County and Blackpool.

Leicester drew 0-0 with Wolves on Sunday in the league. They have reached this stage of the cup after away wins over Stoke City and Brentford.

Where to watch?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport, kick-off 7.30pm. 

Team news... 

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster will miss Wednesday night's match against Leicester City.

Adam Webster (ankle) will miss the game against Leicester City and will be assessed ahead of Saturday's match with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The boss also revealed that Solly March has had surgery on the injury he sustained against Liverpool and will now begin his rehab process.

Jakub Moder and Michal Karbownik will be in the squad on Wednesday evening, but the head coach stressed the importance of being patient with the Polish pair as they continue to settle into their new environment.

Our last fixture…

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Extended PL Highlights: Burnley 1 Albion 1

Burnley 1
Gudmundsson (53)

Albion 1
Dunk (36)

Albion line-up: Sanchez (GK); White, Webster (Lallana 75), Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Bissouma, Gross, Mac Allister; Connolly (Trossard 62), Maupay (Welbeck 62).

Subs not used: Walton (GK), Karbownik, Moder, Alzate, Tau, Zeqiri.

Their last fixture…

Wolves 0

Leicester City 0

Leicester City line-up: Schmeichel (GK); Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira; Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Choudhury; Iheanacho (Albrighton 61), Perez (Vardy 61).

Subs not used: Ward (GK), Amartey, Fuchs, Thomas, Daley-Campbell, Under, Mendy.

The history…

Albion and Leicester City have played each other 36 times dating back to 1931.

Albion's last win over Leicester City was a 4-1 success at the King Power Stadium in 2014. A brace from Leonardo Ulloa and a goal each from Stephen Ward and Jesse Lingard gave the visitors a convincing success. Ulloa would go on and win the Premier League title with the Foxes. 

The last meeting between the two teams was a 3-0 win for Leicester at the King Power Stadium in December. James Maddison netted a brace and Jamie Vardy was also on target.

The Leicester City Player to Watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
James Maddison scored twice in his last outing against Albion.

James Maddison has found the net nine times in all competitions this season, including in the win away to Brentford in the last round of the FA Cup.

The England international scored in four consecutive games during January and also scored twice the last time Albion visited in December.

Match Officials…

Referee - Michael Dean

Assistant Referee 1 - Darren Cann

Assistant Referee 2 - Timothy Wood

Fourth Official - Simon Hooper

Observer - Michael Tingey

Video Assistant Referee - Graham Scott

Additional Video Assistant Referee - Edward Smart