This is the 125th meeting between Newcastle and Leicester in all competitions but their first in the League Cup.
Leicester City have won their last three away matches against Newcastle – all in the Premier League – scoring eight goals across those victories.
Newcastle have lost their last two League Cup matches, both against Nottingham Forest; they haven’t lost three consecutively since October 1981.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers won all 24 of his domestic cup matches during his time in charge of Celtic – he has won 19 of his 37 English domestic cup games (W19 D5 L13).
Newcastle have been eliminated from their last four home League Cup ties against fellow Premier League opponents.
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