Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will travel to Merseyside on Wednesday evening for a Premier League clash against Everton.
It’s set to be an intriguing tie with both sides looking to finish in a European spot this season. The experienced Carlo Ancelotti has done a fantastic job since coming in and now looks to be battling at the summit of the Premier League table.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s clash, we assess the form of the two sides and their most recent results.
After flying high in the early stages of the league, Everton suffered a slight downfall but now look to be back to where they were. The Toffees have won a very respectable four out of their past five games, three in the Premier League, two in the Emirates FA Cup.
They snuck a 1-0 win over Sheffield United after a late Gylfi Sigurðsson goal to claim the three points. The game against West Ham proved to be more tricky and were unable to receive any points from the game.
The Toffees started their FA Cup campaign positively beating SkyBet Championship side Rotherham. Followed by their progression in the cup, they showed great resilience late on to beat Midlands side, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
They then went on to sustain their winning mentality beating Sheffield Wednesday by three goals to nil to advance into the next stage of the FA Cup.
With Everton having won their last three games, they will be feeling confident of going into the game against Leicester to pick up another positive result.
Leicester City (W-W-W-W-W)
Leicester have made the perfect start to 2021 winning all five of their games. There have been question marks over whether Rodgers’ side can compete for the title, if they carry on their form then the Foxes cannot be ruled out.
Leicester managed to see through a 2-1 win against Newcastle United after a nervy last 15 minutes as Andy Carroll got a goal back for the home side. Leicester then went on to comprehensively beat Stoke City in the FA Cup.
The East-Midlanders then went on to secure three wins on the bounce, being victorious over Southampton. The Foxes continued their good form against the ‘top 6’ surpassing Chelsea.
After a poor first half performance versus Brentford, Leicester performed in the second half to progress into the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to goals from Cengiz Under, Youri Tielemans, and James Maddison.
With both teams entering this game confident after a good patch of form, this game could go either way. Leicester will be looking for a better performance than their one earlier against Everton this season, whereas the Toffees will want to keep fighting at the summit of the Premier League table.
With no Jamie Vardy, Everton will be more hopeful but with Leicester still having quality throughout the side, the visitors could nick this one.