Premier League – Season Continues – Everton v Leicester City on Match-day 15
Premier League action on Saturday as Everton and Leicester meet at Goodison Park – 5:30pm GMT.
This clash sees twelfth placed Everton, welcome eighteenth placed Leicester to Goodison Park.
Everton have so far accrued 14 points in this season of the Premier League
Everton will be hoping for a win, following a disappointing 0-0 away draw against Fulham in their last game.
Also, Frank Lampard knows that a run of three losses in five matches for his Everton side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is twelfth in the League and they have 14 points, that is, 3W, 5L and 5D having won three fixtures, drawn five fixtures, and lost five meetings.
Playing at home, Everton have won two games, drawn two matches, and lost two games.
A victory for Everton would put them on 17 points.
A solid defensive team
So far, Everton’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 12 goals. If you are going to have a good season, in terms of goals scored, you need your key attacking players to deliver. Everton’s stand-out attackers have been Anthony Gordon (3), Dwight McNeil (2), and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (1). This will be a concern for Frank Lampard.
Frank Lampard will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Everton players.
Struggling Leicester City go to Goodison Park on Saturday and hope for a positive result
A loss to Manchester City home, and then Wolverhampton Wanderers at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Premier League. Leicester will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.
Also, getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Brendan Rodgers’s men know that eight losses in 12 games is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. With an eighteenth position in the league and 3 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, they currently have 11 points in the League having won three fixtures, drawn two games, and lost eight matches.
Leicester have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game and lost five meetings of their six League matches on the road this season.
A win in this fixture would take Leicester City’s points to 14 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Leicester, in terms of goals scored (21). Their stand out attacking players have been James Maddison (6), Harvey Barnes (4), and Patson Daka (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Leicester so far, having conceded 25 goals in their last fixtures so far.
Leicester’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.
Everton v Leicester City – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels both clubs have previously met each other 35 times with the tally being 11 victories and 16 draws for Everton. Additionally, the two teams have drawn thirteen of the last 19 meetings played between them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Leicester City.
Other standout players for Everton are Anthony Gordon and Dwight McNeil with three goals each and for Leicester are Harvey Barnes and Patson Daka with four goals and three goals respectively.