After a poor run of form since the restart, Leicester City are itching for a victory against Everton on Wednesday night to get back to winning ways.
After Liverpool have taken the title and Man City are comfortable in second place, the battle for Champions League places is on, with 6 points separating 3rd and 6th place.
Leicester City sit one point above 4th place Chelsea, who defeated the Midlands side 1-0 in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final clash. In the league, Leicester have only managed two draws since the restart, coming against Watford and Brighton, so a win at Goodison Park is essential.
Meanwhile, 12th place Everton have enjoyed their return to the Premier League with a goalless draw at local rivals Liverpool and a 1-0 victory over Norwich City, with Michael Keane scoring the winner a day after becoming a father.
This fixture earlier this season produced a 2-1 win for the Foxes, with Kelechi Iheanacho snatching the 3 points with a 96th minute winner.
Following their poor form, Leicester City have suffered a further setback with playmaker James Maddison unlikely to be available on Wednesday after a hip injury. Brendan Rodgers may have to reshuffle his squad, with a selection of wingers all eager to inspire their first victory since lockdown.
Everton have no fresh injury concerns, much to the delight of boss Carlo Ancelotti. Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph are hoping to get back in amongst the action following their return from injuries. However, with two clean sheets since the restart, there is no reason to mix up the line-up, particularly as they have had a week to rest and recover since the Norwich City clash.
Current Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy (19) will be looking to cement his place in the history books by bagging his 100th league goal against Everton.
For the Toffees, there have been some great performances across the pitch, particularly youngster Anthony Gordon who made his first Premier League start against champions Liverpool – an exciting talent for Ancelotti’s side.
Taking all into account I think it will be a close game, but I believe Jamie Vardy will be the difference for the Foxes and get his name on the scoresheet.
Everton 1-2 Leicester City
Match Preview written by Seb Rowland.