Match Thread Everton v Leicester City - Preview, Match Report and MotM Poll

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Verbal Kint

Player Valuation: £30m
Everton welcome Gary Lineker's pride and joy to Goodison on Wednesday night, it's games like this that really makes me wish this Covid would just bugger off and we could all go to the match under lights.

The Foxes under Brendan Rodgers are a well drilled machine, they have bought well in recent years, Fofana,Harvey Barnes, Tielemans and James Maddison are all top players and have serious futures in the game. They have good options in the full back positions in Castagne,Justin and Pereira. A bonus for us is they will be without Rebecca Vardy's fella up top.

Unfortunately we will still be without Allan and Doucoure's energy will be sorely missed, it's imperative Davies and Gomes play well as on paper the trio of Nndidi, Tielemans and Maddison are as good a midfield in the league.

We had a solid victory at the King power stadium last month, Kasper had a nightmare for the opening goal and we totally negated the Foxes attack. It was the first game that Carlo played the four centre backs in the backline and he will have a decison to make Wednesday night if Luca Digne has recovered from his injury.

Leicester have been talked as genuine contenders for the title, so it would be a great confidence boost if we could manage to do the double on them in the space of a month. The first goal will be crucial, we have 9 wins and 1 draw in games we have scored first, Leicester like to play on the counter and protect a lead.

I'm going for another 2-0 victory to the good guys.

Pickford
Holgate Keane Mina Godfrey
Davies Gomez
James
Iwobi DCL Richarlison
 

Verbal Kint

Player Valuation: £30m
We miss our two centre midfielders and Vardy is unavailable for them...

...its almost like a coin toss who wins.

Id be happy with a point but this whole media bandwagon Leicester and 'media favourite' Brandan "look at me" Rodgers doesnt sit right.

Hope we get the 3pts and put them back in their box.
Season defining game Zat, it could really set us up for a serious tilt for the european places.
 

4737carlin

Player Valuation: £70m
We miss our two centre midfielders and Vardy is unavailable for them...

...its almost like a coin toss who wins.

Id be happy with a point but this whole media bandwagon Leicester and 'media favourite' Brandan "look at me" Rodgers doesnt sit right.

Hope we get the 3pts and put them back in their box.
I think Vardy is a bigger lose for them, then anyone out for us, games like this are perfect for Carlo, I think only once this season have we list to a sky top 6 side in the league.
Draw might be ok, but I'd be disappointed.
 

Zatara

Player Valuation: £70m
Season defining game Zat, it could really set us up for a serious tilt for the european places.

At the end of the day, my target was 20 league wins this season...were half way there now.

Weve got 6 games until the end of Feb...i think this is a season defining run of games.

Really we need 4 wins to keep up the 2pts a game were almost at now. Whether that includes a win against leicester doesnt 'really' matter on paper as long as we keep getting 2pts on average.

It would be a huge lift for the team and put us one game closer to the top 4 though :)
 

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Based on Coleman and Sigurdsson playing the full 90 yesterday, Doucouré suspended, Keane and Pickford being rested and Carlo saying Digne and Iwobi are back tomorrow, looks like it's:

Pickford
Holgate Keane Mina Digne
Iwobi Gomes Davies
James DCL Richarlison​

Godfrey doesn't deserve to be on the bench but this is our strongest XI for this match in terms of availability and fitness, so cannot argue with if it he picks this side.

It's a shame Davies needs to come in, but it's between him and Sigurdsson and they are both not the best. At least Tom can sit in midfield and make a nuisance of himself.

Think this side can get the points, especially with Vardy out for them.
 

Pejic300

Player Valuation: £5m
It will be a difficult match, but without Vardy in their new away kit we stand a chance.
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blueconverse

Player Valuation: £30m
Id keep our back four of centrebacks and have digne play midfield again. Without douc and Allan we need to keep it tight and have Davies pick up the only way is Essex.

These are crap at defending set pieces and Mina and Keane are becoming a utter nightmare off corners. The WKD kid isn't playing so great chance here
 
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