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The Reds have won just one of their last five games in all competitions, drawing the last three in succession, and they face a Saints side who are looking to complete the league double against them for just the third time in their history, previously doing so in 1960-61 and 2003-04.

The clause was inserted in the deal that took him to the Foxes in 2017 and after struggling to find his feet, the 24-year-old is presently one of the hottest strikers in the English Premier League.

The Cherries advanced to the last eight courtesy of a 2-0 success at Burnley in the previous round, whereas Southampton also prevailed 2-0 at fellow Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Takumi Minamino’s fine finish put Southampton ahead at the break and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men held on for a morale-boosting point.

The Blues have picked up maximum points from their last four league matches to move into fourth position in the table, while Southampton have dropped to 13th following six straight losses in England’s top flight.

For the second time in as many seasons, the Saints found themselves on the wrong end of the Premier League’s biggest-ever scoreline, but this afternoon they take on a Newcastle side in even worse form.