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Claude Puel can take Leicester City far in the Carabao Cup after 4-0 victory over Fleetwood Town

Claude Puel can take Leicester City far in the Carabao Cup after 4-0 victory over Fleetwood Town

Leicester City supporters will be pleased with how their team have started off this season having taken six points from their first three Premier League games and progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

The Foxes saw off the challenge of League One outfit Fleetwood Town in a 4-0 win yesterday to ensure passage into the third round of the League Cup, and manager Claude Puel has since spoken of his ambition to make it all the way to Wembley.

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“At the beginning, when we play this competition, to continue until the end, of course, is always the objective,” Puel told the Leicestershire Mercury.

“Of course the Premier League is always important, we want to finish as high as possible. But a cup is a possibility to win something. We want to play this cup with the intensity, the quality and I hope until the end.”

Assessing Leicester’s squad, they certainly have the quality to go far in the competition. And, outside the Premier League top six — who do not not always take the League Cup seriously — Puel’s men arguably have the best chance of winning it.

In Jamie Vardy, the team have a genuine match-winner capable of scoring almost any kind of goal during any part of the game, while Wilfred Ndidi shields the central defensive partnership of Wes Morgan and England World Cup star Harry Maguire and the rest of Leicester’s back four very efficiently.

New signings James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira have also settled into the side well giving Puel much reason to be optimistic.

The Frenchman ran Manchester United close with Southampton back in the 2017 League Cup final, but fell short after a Zlatan Ibrahimovic winner in the 87th minute condemned his side to 3-2 defeat.

Puel will now be hoping he can go that one step further with Leicester, and the quality of his players will give him the belief that he can do that.

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