Predicted Everton and Leicester City line-ups: Big challenge for away side

Here are predicted sides for Everton and Leicester ahead of their Premier League game this weekend.

To be played on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 14:05. Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool

Odds: Everton 5/6, Draw 11/4, Leicester 4/1

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be delighted with the way his team played in their Europa League game against Young Boys which sets them up perfectly heading into the match against Leicester City.

The boss needs to find a way of getting his side to replicate the form they showed last night in the Premier League to strengthen their challenge for the top eight as they aim to qualify for Europe again at the end of the season.

It will be interesting to see if the Toffees make many changes to their team this weekend considering the short recovery time between games, which could mean one or two sets of tired legs after the game in Switzerland.

As far as Leicester are concerned, they are starring down the barrel at the moment at the bottom of the table and five points away from safety.

If they can produce a solid display and defend efficiently, they’ll make the job of the attack a bit easier and the Foxes should also be fresher as they haven’t played since their FA Cup defeat at Villa last weekend.

Everton predicted lineup

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Luke Garbutt
  • Phil Jagielka
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • James McCarthy
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Steven Naismith

“He's (Romelu Lukaku) the complete striker, but he's only 21 and people forget about that. Our desire and work we put in over the summer was to show we are the perfect place for him to develop”
Roberto Martinez

Leicester predicted lineup

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Matt Upson
  • Wes Morgan
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Danny Simpson
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Leonardo Ulloa

“It’s important I continue to do my job in terms of managing the football team as well as I can do it”
Nigel Pearson


Everton injury news

Gareth Barry ★★★ out Suspended

Tony Hibbert ★★★ out Knock

Aiden McGeady ★★★ out Knee

Leon Osman ★★★ out Foot

Steven Pienaar ★★★ out Unfit

Leicester injury news

Kasper Schmeichel ★★★ out Foot

Chris Wood ★★★ out Ankle

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