Last time round in the Premier League, Leicester City came up against Newcastle away at St James Park. The Foxes got the 3 points on the road with a comfortable 2-0 victory, a penalty from Jamie Vardy and a headed effort from Harry Maguire sealing the win.
This week, the Foxes come up against Everton. The Toffees have had a very inconsistent start to the season, with 2 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws. Life hasn’t been plain sailing so far under Marco Silva, and Claude Puel will look to exploit that putting the pace of Leicester’s attack up against what has been a slow Everton defence.
Silva has his own secret weapon in Richarlison. The Brazilian has scored 3 goals in 5 appearances so far this season, and on the international stage a further 2 goals (both scored in his singular appearance this season). On a further player watch, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has looked to benefit the Everton attack so far, acting as part of a youthful partnership with Richarlison.
Both teams have been operating in a 4-2-3-1 formation, and so far this season this has provided Leicester with good strength in the midfield with Wilfred Ndidi leading the press and covering the defence, and the 3 operating behind the striker offering the transition from midfield to attack.
Ricardo Pereira has remained placed in attack over defence, creating a useful positional transition. The game should provide a good test for the return to The King Power Stadium, however I think it’s hard to look past a Foxes win. Currently in the table Leicester sit at 8th on 12 points while Everton sit in 11th with 9 points. A win for the Toffee’s would put them ahead in the table but as previously stated I’m backing the Foxes for a win.
Predicted score: 3-1
Predicted Leicester line-up:
Schmeichel; Chilwell, Maguire, Morgan, Amartey; Ndidi, Mendy; Maddison, Iheanacho, Pereira; Vardy.