English Premier League | Leicester City vs Everton: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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Leicester City vs Everton: Line-ups

Leicester City


Everton Will Fight For Survival


It has not been too much of a surprise to see Leicester’s domestic fortunes suffer a nosedive amid their continental quest, but it is now six games without success in all tournaments for the Foxes, who went down 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in their most recent Premier League battle.


It would take a remarkable set of circumstances for the 11th-placed Foxes to break into the top seven now, as a 10-point chasm separates them from West Ham United, although they do boast games in hand on almost all of the teams around them.


However, Rodgers’s side will seemingly be condemned to a season without European football next term, but they do bring a 10-game unbeaten home run into Sunday’s clash – winning three of their last four on their own turf in the Premier League.


The Toffees’ recent resilience has come to the fore in front of their own fans of late, but they bring a seven-game Premier League losing run away from home into Sunday’s game and have taken a meagre six points on the road all season – unsurprisingly a league low.


Lampard’s side have also conceded at least two goals in all of their away games since the turn of the year, but they won 2-0 at the King Power in December 2020 and left it very late to snatch a 1-1 draw against Leicester on Merseyside only a couple of weeks ago.

DPP Verdict

Everton are playing out of their skin right now and have given the Goodison Park faithful plenty to cheer in recent matches, but their abysmal away form makes it difficult to envisage the Toffees claiming another priceless three points here. A wounded Leicester with numerous options for change are a dangerous proposition, but Thursday night’s long journey home could see a well-rested and inspired Everton claim a second score draw in the space of a month versus the Foxes, who have little to fight for in the final few weeks.