Given the decisions which went against them against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will insist that his side should be higher in the top flight.
Nevertheless, three defeats in four league games, combined with letting slip a two-goal lead against Napoli in Europe, have left the Northern Irishman with work to do behind the scenes.
Rodgers would have felt that their defensive performances were trending in the right direction when only losing out 1-0 to Manchester City after the international break.
However, Leicester have now gone five matches without keeping a clean sheet, a statistic which will not sit well with the club’s supporters even in the absence of James Justin and Wesley Fofana.
While Rodgers will make widespread changes to his team for this contest, the club’s fringe players will be told in no uncertain terms that places are up for grabs over the coming weeks.
Sitting just one point above the Championship relegation zone, you would be forgiven for assuming that all is not well at Millwall.
Stream Links ➠ Stream 1╎Stream 2 HD ¦Stream 3 HD
Despite that position, the Lions have put together a four-match unbeaten streak, three successive draws coming against West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Coventry City respectively.
Two of those opponents are in the top four of the table, and manager Gary Rowett will be optimistic that his team are not far away from turning a corner.
Millwall have reached this stage of the EFL Cup with victories over Portsmouth and Cambridge United respectively, both wins coming at The Den