With both sides only winning three league games so far this season, who will come out on top?
Leicester City travel to Goodison to take on 13th place Everton in this Premier League encounter this Saturday evening.
Victory for the home side would give the Toffees the potential of climbing up to 9th in the league, potentially overtaking their Merseyside rivals Liverpool. In their last game, Everton’s picked up a point away to Fulham, after being heavily dominated throughout the game and were rather lucky to leave Craven Cottage with a point.
Everton boss Frank Lampard has said that “it would be great to finish this block well going into the World Cup”.
Lampard also gave his opposition high praise in his press conference going into the game:
“They’re a great team no doubt about it and I think we’ve seen that in recent weeks. They had a tough patch but I think it shows the resilience that they’ve turned a corner in terms of performance and result”.
Leicester City currently sit in 19th with a win potentially taking them up to 14th place, just one spot behind their opponents. The away side suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Premier League favourites Manchester City, due to a devastating free-kick from Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
Brenden Rodgers has given a reflection on his sides results and performances:
“I think it’s been a process even from the games we were losing we were actually playing well in a lot of those games but somehow managed to throw the game and points away”.
The Foxes manager was also questioned on the controversy surrounding Yuri Tielemans and his contract:
“He’s playing a lot of games and been a fantastic professional for us even through the situation with his contract he’s never wavered from his mentality and what he gives to the team”.