Welcome to the Evening Standard’s FA Cup coverage of Brentford vs Leicester City LIVE.

Brentford are looking to cause an upset this afternoon as the in-form Bees host Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes in what could be the last ever FA Cup tie at Griffin Park.

Thomas Frank’s side are flying high in fifth place in the Championship as they chase promotion to the Premier League, while Leicester have enjoyed a fine season so far as they remain on course for Champions League qualification.

Follow all the goals and action with Simon Collings at Griffin Park.

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Team news

Brentford lineup: Daniels, Roerslev Rasmussen, Luca Racic, Jeanvier, Thompson, Marcondes, Yearwood, Mokotjo, Zamburek, Dervisoglu, Valencia

Subs: Henry, Pinnock, Norgaard, Gunnarsson, Da Silva, Mbeumo, Hammar

Leicester lineup: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Praet, Choudhury, Gray, Perez, Albrighton, Iheanacho

Subs: Schmeichel, Evans, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Ricardo Pereira, Dewsbury-Hall

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Brendan Rodgers has made nine changes, with only Caglar Soyuncu and Ayoze Perez remaining in the starting XI from Wednesday’s win over West Ham.

Kasper Schmeichel, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes drop to the bench, and in come Danny Ward, Hamza Choudhury, Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton.

Jamie Vardy is not in the squad due to his glute injury.

As for Brentford, Thomas Frank has picked just two players from the side held to a draw by Huddersfield last weekend.

Julian Jeanvier and Kamohelo Mokotjo stay in the XI with Bryan Mbeumo named as a substitute, but fellow forwards Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma are not involved at all – the latter due to the death of his father.

Prediction: Brentford 1-1 Leicester

Rodgers’ Foxes will walk into an electric atmosphere at Griffin Park, and may secretly be happy with forcing a replay.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BBC One, which is free for all those with a valid TV licence.

Live stream: Viewers with a TV licence can stream the game via the BBC iPlayer. You can also follow all the action on Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog.

Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • Brentford wins: 6
  • Draws: 10
  • Leicester wins: 11
  • These sides last met in 1993, with Leicester winning 3-1 at Brentford in a Division 1 clash.​

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