Everton’s fight for Premier League survival continues this Sunday as they travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City.
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)
Leicester City are winless in their last six competitive games (three draws and three losses).
The hosts are unbeaten in their last ten home games in all competitions (five wins and five draws).
They have conceded a league-high 14 goals from corner situations this season.
Everton have lost their last seven PL away games.
They have the worst away record in the league this season with 12 losses, one win and three draws in 16 away games.
Head to head
Both sides have met 31 times in the Premier League, with the Toffees enjoying the better record with ten wins against Leicester’s six wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Leicester City: L-L-D-D-D
After a disappointing loss to AS Roma in the Europa Conference League semi-final last Thursday, Leicester City will look to dust themselves up and turn their attention to finishing strongly in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho’s side beat the Foxes 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday (2-1 on aggregate), ending their hopes of playing in their first European final.
The loss was their second consecutive loss following a 3-1 loss to Tottenham in their last league outing. It also extended Leicester’s winless run to six games in all competitions.
And so, Brendan Rodgers’ men come into this tie desperately in need of a win to uplift their already trodden down spirit. They currently have a ten-point deficit to the final European spot in the Premier League (PL) and are only playing for pride now and perhaps a top-ten finish.
They are currently occupying 11th position and can still secure a tenth-place finish given that they are two points behind ninth-placed Brighton having played a game more.
They are impressively unbeaten in six games at the King Power Stadium (W3, D3) and will fancy their chances of extending their current nine-match unbeaten run of home league games against sides who begin the day in the bottom three (W8, D1).
Possible Leicester City starting line-up
Kasper Schmeichel, James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne; Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Ademola Lookman; Jamie Vardy.
Injured: Wilfred Ndidi
Everton will look to make it two league wins in a row for the first time since the beginning of the season when they won three league games in a row.
The visitors did their chances of survival a world of good with a 1-0 win over Chelsea last time out. The win ensured their survival fate remained in their own hands given that they are currently sitting in 17th place, two points behind Leeds United and Burnley, with a game in hand.
Despite conceding 55 goals this season and scoring just 35 times, they also possess a better goal difference than Leeds United. And so, should the fight for survival go down the wire, they can boast of a better goal difference.
But they will be desperate to avoid taking the fight to the last day or at least will want to keep their chances in their hands by winning this game. A win in this game could see them climb out of the relegation zone given that Leeds United are playing top-four chasing Arsenal on the same day.
But with zero wins in their last seven league games and one win away from home all season, the Toffees have a big job on their hands winning this game.
Possible Everton starting line-up
Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Alex Iwobi; Demarai Gray, Richarlison, Anthony Gordon.
Injured: Andros Townsend, Nathan Patterson, André Gomes, Donny van de Beek, Andre Gomes
Doubtful: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Leicester 2-1 Everton