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?Leicester City vs Everton Match Preview & Line-ups

Sun 01 December 2019 | 14:00

Tonight Leicester City and Everton will lock horns together as The Dogs of War will host The Foxes in another match in the Premier League this season. Here is all you need to know about the match in advance:

The teams’ news

What is up with Leicester City?

Leicester

are currently in third place on the Premier League table with 29 points. They have recently defeated Brighton 2-0, after winning over Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Southampton, and Burnley. Five wins and two draws; that is how the team has performed this season.

Everton in details

On the other side of the pitch, there are

Everton

who are currently sitting 16th in the chart, after losing seven of their 13 league outings this term. The team have recently lost their match against Norwich City with a result of 2-0. Six losses, three wins, and one draw; these are the results

Everton

has achieved so far.

Leicester City absentees

Going through the absentees, you have to know that comparing to Everton, the number of

Leicester

absentees aren’t that much. In fact, there are just Matty James & Jonny Evans to be off the pitch for the match tonight. You may like to know that Evans is out due to cramp while Matty James has a calf injury.

Everton absentees

On the other side of the pitch, the situation for Marco Silva, Everton coach, isn’t that easy as he has a longer list of absentees. The coach is going to miss Coleman, Gbamin, Gomes, and Martina all due to injuries. This is while Schneiderlin, Walcott, Delph, and Bernard are also doubtful players for the team.

Teams’ background

Looking back through the history books, it is interesting to know that Leicester lost this exact fixture 1-2 last season; they’ve not lost consecutive home league games against Everton since December 1997.

Everton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League meetings with Leicester, winning five, drawing four and losing four. The team has achieved a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium in December 2016.

None of the last eight Premier League meetings between Leicester and Everton have been drawn, with both sides winning four apiece. Before that run, Leicester had only won four of their previous 30 top-flight meetings with Everton as they won four, drew 14 and lost 12 times.

Leicester are looking to win six consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since their club record run of seven in March 1963. They’ve won their last five in the Premier League by a combined score of 17-1, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last four.

After losing five of their last six Premier League home games under Claude Puel, Leicester have lost just one of their subsequent 12 at the King Power Stadium with nine wins and two draws. It also has to be mentioned that the Foxes are unbeaten at home so far in this campaign as they won five matches and drew one.

Everton are looking to win consecutive away league games for the first time since September 2016. However, the Toffees are winless in their last 32 away league games against sides starting the day in the top four since beating Manchester City 2-1 in December 2010.

Despite facing the fifth fewest number of corners with 55, and having faced the joint-second fewest number of shots from corners with 14, no side has conceded more goals from such situations than Everton in the Premier League this season.

Star facts

Going through the star facts, you need to know that Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored 12 goals in his last 12 Premier League home games. In total he’s scored 48 goals in 94 games at the King Power Stadium in the competition, and could become the first player to reach 50 at the ground in the top-flight.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has only won one of his nine Premier League meetings with Everton as he drew six and lost two, though is unbeaten in his last seven against the Toffees where the team have won one match and drew the other six.

There are 250 occurrences of a player scoring more than 20 goals under a specific manager in the Premier League; of those, only Sergio Aguero under Manuel Pellegrini has a better minutes-per-goal ratio than Jamie Vardy under Brendan Rodgers at Leicester. In fact, Vardy has the result of one goal every 98 minutes, while Sergio Aguero’s record is one goal every 96 minutes.

Possible lineups

Leicester City:

Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.

Everton:

Pickford, Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Davies, Delph, Bernard, Iwobi, Richarlison, Tosun.

Match info

Date:

Sunday, 01 December

​Time:

17:30 CET

Venue:

King Power Stadium

​Referee:

Graham Scott


source: SportMob

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