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Everton v Leicester City

Everton host 3rd placed Leicester City on Wednesday evening hoping to keep alive the hope of a late push for European qualification.

The opposition

Leicester come into the game on the back of exiting the FA Cup in a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.

Prior the defeat to Chelsea, since the restart Leicester have drawn 0-0 away at Watford, and 1-1 at home to Brighton.

Head-to-head

There have been 112 meetings between Everton and Leicester in all competitions since 1908 – 42 Everton wins, 33 draws, and 37 Leicester wins.

The last time we played Leicester at Goodison Park was the league cup quarter final in December. Leighton Baines‘ last gasp equaliser to make it 2-2 forced extra time, but Everton lost 4-2 on penalties.

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Yerry Mina is available, but Djibril Sidibé, Theo Walcott and Fabian Delph continue to be sidelined.

For Leicester, James Maddison is a doubt and Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey remain out with serious injuries.

Ref watch

David Coote will oversee affairs at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening.

Coote was the man in the middle for Everton’s 1-0 victory over Brighton in January, and Everton’s 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in February,

Coote has refereed 12 Premier League games in 2019/20, issuing 40 yellow cards, 2 red cards and awarding 4 penalties.

Referee: David Coote. Assistants: Marc Perry, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Matt Donohue. Replacement official: Robert Merchant. VAR: Craig Pawson. Assistant VAR: Simon Long. 

How to follow

You can watch Everton v Leicester City on Sky Sports Action / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD.

There will also be second-by-second reaction from hundreds of Evertonians in our forum.

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