Match Centre: Everton v Leicester City

EVERTON V LEICESTER CITY
WEDNESDAY 1 JULY
PREMIER LEAGUE
GOODISON PARK
KICK-OFF: 6PM

TEAM NEWS

Yerry Mina is in contention to make his first-team comeback having recovered from the muscle problem that sidelined him for Everton's goalless draw with Liverpool and 1-0 win at Norwich City.

Fabian Delph misses out with a muscle injury and Djibril Sidibe (foot) is also unavailable, although Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti revealed he expects the full-back to be back in training on Friday.

Theo Walcott is another Everton absentee as he continues his rehabilitation from abdominal surgery. The winger is set to return to training at the beginning of next week.

Leicester playmaker James Maddison is a doubt having missed the Foxes' FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea on Sunday with a hip problem.

Full-back Ricardo Pereira is out as he continues his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury, while Daniel Amartey (ankle) remains unavailable.

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PLAYER STATISTICS (Premier League)

Everton

Top goalscorer
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 13

Most assists
Lucas Digne: 6

Most touches
Lucas Digne: 1,966

Most tackles
Djibril Sidibé: 78


Leicester City

Top goalscorer
Jamie Vardy: 19

Most assists
Harvey Barnes: 6

Most touches
Ricardo Pereira: 2,549

Most tackles
Ricardo Pereira: 119

ONE TO WATCH: Ayoze Perez


Perez has enjoyed an impressive debut season at the King Power Stadium, having joined from Newcastle United for a reported £30million last summer.

The skilful Spanish attacker has hit seven goals in 26 top-flight appearances in 2019/20, helping Leicester compete for Champions League qualification.

An accomplished finisher with a strong work-ethic, Perez was been tipped by manager Brendan Rodgers for first senior Spain call-up before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic

The 26-year-old has primarily played on the right flank for Leicester this term but is also comfortable operating from a central position.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: David Coote

Premier League games refereed this season: 12
Yellow cards issued: 38
Red cards issued: 2

VAR: Craig Pawson

 

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