Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00 (BST)
Leicester City welcome Everton to the King Power Stadium on Sunday and caretaker boss David Unsworth will be looking to guide the Toffees to victory on the day in order to boost his chances of being appointed on a permanent basis.
Following the sacking of Ronald Koeman as manager, Unsworth took over the reins in the Carabao Cup for Everton’s clash against Chelsea and although the Merseyside outfit lost on the night, it has to be said that they put in a much improved performance.
Now Everton prepare to square off against Leicester City, who have appointed a new manager themselves in Claude Puel and it will be interesting to see if Everton can spoil the Frenchman’s debut at the King Power Stadium.
Everton Team News
Everton are still without the services of the likes of Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori but as a boost, Morgan Schneiderlin has recovered from illness and is in contention to feature.
The backline for Everton on the day should consist of Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines and Jonjoe Kenny while Jordan Pickford starts in goal once again.
The trio of Tom Davies, Morgan Schneiderlin and Idriss Gueye will be the most likely midfield combination but the likes of James McCarthy and Davy Klaassen are also options to choose from for Unsworth.
In attack, the dangerous trident of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson will be starting but they will certainly have to improve their performances in order for Everton stand a chance on the day.
Leicester City (Probable XI): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Morgan, Maguire, Simpson; N’Didi, Iborra, Albrighton, Mahrez; Okazaki, Vardy
Everton (Probable XI): Pickford; Baines, Jagielka, Keane, Kenny; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Calvert-Lewin, Rooney, Sigurdsson
09/04/2017 Everton 4 – 2 Leicester City
07/01/2017 Everton 1 – 2 Leicester City
26/12/2016 Leicester City 0 – 2 Everton
Everton claimed a double over Leicester City last season but it is clear to see that circumstances have completely changed this time around. Both Leicester and Everton are struggling at the moment and to pick out a clear winner from the clash on Sunday certainly looks like a very tough job.
Both teams have quality players in their respective squads nonetheless and a score draw could be the most likely outcome from the game.
Leicester Ciy 1 – 1 Everton