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Leicester will hope to bounce back from their Europa Conference League heartbreak by hosting relegation-threatened Everton this weekend.

The Foxes saw their best hopes to achieve both silverware and European football next season dashed with a 1-0 defeat to Roma.

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Everton kept their survival hopes alive against Chelsea

Brendan Rodgers’ side are now six games without a win in all competitions and are ten points behind seventh-placed West Ham.

Everton, meanwhile, gave their survival hopes a huge boost after a 1-0 win over Chelsea last time out but remain in the relegation zone.

Leicester v Everton: Date and start time

This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 8.

The match at the King Power Stadium will kick off at 2pm.

These two sides only met in the reverse fixture a month ago when Richarlison’s stoppage-time strike salvaged a 1-1 draw.

Leicester v Everton: TV channel and live stream

Unfortunately, this fixture has not been chosen for television coverage in the UK.

However, highlights will be available on the Sky Sports website and app shortly after the end of the match and then later on Match of the Day.

Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.

Leicester were frustrated in Italy

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Leicester were frustrated in Italy


Leicester v Everton: Team news

The hosts remain without long-term absentees Ryan Bertrand and Wilfred Ndidi but came through their Roma defeat with no fresh injuries.

Jamie Vardy’s fitness will continued to be monitored which could see Kelechi Iheanacho start up top instead.

As for Everton, Ben Godfrey, Nathan Patterson and Andros Townsend are all sidelined but Richarlison is set to feature despite an ankle sprain.

The Toffees are also sweating over both Donny van de Beek and Andre Gomes who are doubts with groin injuries.

Pickford has been impressive for Everton this season despite their struggles

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Pickford has been impressive for Everton this season despite their struggles

Leicester v Everton: What has been said?

Lampard: “If you ask me I could go quicker to the tough times than the successes [in my career].

“In my short time here I’ve come into the position where we want a short term result, to stay in the league, and then look ahead.”

More from Lampard: “We’re still in the battle and if you approach it in the idea of changing people’s minds, you’re doing it in the wrong way.

“I’m not a better manager, sitting there after the win at Chelsea, than I was after the defeat against Tottenham.”

Leicester v Everton: Match facts

  • Everton’s Richarlison has received nine yellow cards in the Premier League this season – the last Everton players to be booked more in a single campaign were Idrissa Gueye (11) and Gareth Barry (10) in 2016-17. Richarlison could also be the first Brazilian player to reach double figures for yellow cards in a single Premier League season.
  • All four of Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s Premier League goals this season have come away from home, with only Roberto Firmino (5) netting more goals this term without scoring at home.
  • Everton striker Richarlison has scored in five of his last seven Premier League games against Leicester. Against no other side has the Brazilian netted more Premier League goals than he has against the Foxes (5).
  • Everton boss Frank Lampard hasn’t won any of his four Premier League games against Leicester (D3 L1) – the only side has he faced as often as a manager without ever winning in the competition is Liverpool (also 4).
  • Everton have won two of their last four Premier League games (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 14 (D1 L11). However, each of their last seven Premier League wins has come at home, and each of the last four has been to nil, with the Toffees winless in 14 games in which they’ve conceded (D2 L12).
  • Everton have won fewer points away from home than any other side in the Premier League this season (6), with no side losing more on the road than the Toffees (12). Everton have lost their last seven away league games, their longest run since a run of eight between April and October 1994.
  • Leicester are winless in their last four Premier League games (D2 L2), though at home the Foxes are unbeaten in six (W3 D3). They’ve won eight of their last nine games against sides starting the day in the bottom three (D1) since a 2-1 home loss to Fulham in November 2020.
  • Leicester have alternated between victory (3) and defeat (3) in their last six Premier League home games against Everton – their five previous home games against them had all finished level.
  • Everton are looking to win consecutive away league games against Leicester for the first time since December 1997, following their 2-0 win in this exact fixture last term.
  • 48% of the Premier League meetings between Leicester and Everton have been drawn (15/31), the highest percentage of any of the 92 fixtures to have been played at least 30 times.


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