Everton will be looking for the three points on Sunday as they host the Premier League’s bottom side Leicester City in an interesting clash.
The Toffees come in to the game coming off the back of a wonderful 4-1 Europa League victory over Young Boys in Switzerland and they will be keen to replicate their performance in the league.
However, the Foxes despite being favourites for the drop certainly haven’t been outclassed this season and Roberto Martinez’s players will have to be on top form in order to claim the three points.
Here are five key Everton players for this weekend:
Leicester’s sturdy strikeforce of Leonardo Ulloa and new January signing Andrej Kramaric possess a lot of quality and Jagielka will have to be aware of their danger at all times.
The England international has been a regular for the Toffees this season, though question marks have been made of his side’s defence throughout the campaign.
The stylish fullback had been out injured with a knee injury over the past couple of weeks but he has been ruled fit to feature against the Foxes.
His dead-ball deliveries can be key to Roberto Martinez’s side finding the net and their opponents on Sunday have a renowned weaknesses for defending set pieces.
The Bosnian international is a key player at Goodison Park and his partnership with Gareth Barry in the middle of the pitch has been getting stronger as the season develops.
However, with Barry serving a one-game ban for his red card at Chelsea, Besic will need to step up and take responsibility on Sunday.
Lennon moved to Goodison Park on loan from fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season, and much was made of his rather miserable-looking photos on his arrival.
He needs to make an impact, and after being ineligible for the Europa League tie on Thursday, he has no excuses when it comes to being match fit on Sunday.
The Toffees’ big-money summer signing has yet to live up to last season’s top standards, but his hat-trickon Thursday was proof of what he can offer when given the right kind of service.
The Belgian international needs to start performing in the Premier League, and if he harbours hopes of re-joining a Champions League club then he can’t afford to shirk from responsibility on Merseyside.