The Foxes are currently third with seven games remaining but are without a win in their two league games since the Premier League returned, allowing fourth-placed Chelsea to cut the gap to just a point. Fifth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers are just three points back from Leicester, although Nuno Espirito Santo‘s men have played a game more.
Everton, meanwhile, are still holding onto the hope of securing Europa League football for next season, although the task will be a tall one. The Toffees are currently 12th, four points behind seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a 1-0 win over Norwich City last time out – but the battle is a tight one.
Everton vs Leicester kick-off time and details
Competition Premier League
Venue: Goodison Park
Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Kick-off: 6:00PM (UK time)
Where to watch Everton vs Leicester City on TV
UK: Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Main Event
US: NBC Sports Gold
Everton & Leicester’s previous line-ups:
- Everton (vs Norwich): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Davies, Gomes, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
- Leicester (vs Chelsea): Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Ndidi; Barnes, Tielemans, Praet, Perez; Vardy.
Players to watch:
- Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Everton have been decent in front of goal this season, scoring 38 times in their 31 matches so far – not good enough to be alongside the top sides but not near the lower end of the list either. Part of that has been down to the season Calvert-Lewin has had, with the Englishman enjoying his best year to date. His 13 Premier League goals for the campaign has blown his previous best out of the water, having scored six last season. Calvert-Lewin has started to put himself into big goalscoring situations, with no player having a better expected goals figure in the Premier League than the 23-year-old’s 14.1 (excluding penalties). Adding his one assist, Calvert-Lewin has been directly involved in more goals than any other Everton player and 36.8% of their total Premier League strikes. He is, however, yet to add to that tally since the Premier League returned.
- Leicester: Jamie Vardy. Leicester have struggled in front of goal since football returned, scoring just one goal in their three matches across all competitions so far – and it has made Vardy’s position at the top of the Premier League‘s goalscoring charts very vulnerable. The Englishman still leads the way with 19 strikes for the season, but now sits just one ahead of Danny Ings and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having scored just twice in his past 10 matches. While some fans might start to get worried about Vardy’s form and what it could mean for Leicester‘s Champions League hopes, Rodgers has faith in the Englishman. “A lot of spotlight [is] on Jamie, but it is not just the striker, it’s the team’s contribution,” he told reporters ahead of the game. “So that’s something we need to improve.” A trip to Goodison Park may be the best chance for Vardy to get back on track, with the 33-year-old having been directly involved in eight goals in his nine Premier League games against Everton.
Scoreline prediction: Everton 1-1 Leicester
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Premier League 2019/20 recent form:
- Everton: LDLDW
- Leicester: LLWDD