Leicester City are everything that Everton wish they were. The trio of Demarai Gray, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez is so electrifying and fun to watch. While they may not be the most clinical attack, they certainly scare any defense in the top flight.
The Toffees are in a world of hurt. As it stands, scrapping up a point against the Foxes feels like a good result. However, Theo Walcott looks like he is a difference maker that they sorely needed and Oumar Niasse could be hitting another vein of form. Cenk Tosun is struggling a bit, but he’s new so he will be afforded a honeymoon period.
On paper, this feels like a mismatch in favor of Leicester despite being the road team. But that’s why the game isn’t played on paper. Hopefully the Blues can get back to winning ways under Big Sam. COYB!!
Date and start time: Wednesday, January 31st at 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 5:45 p.m. BST
Weather: 41°F/5°C, cloudy, 24% chance of precipitation, 20 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, LCFC Radio, BBC Radio, TalkSport Radio World
Live stream: NBC Sports Gold
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Martina; Davies, Gueye; Walcott, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Niasse
Subs: Robles, Kenny, Williams, Schneiderlin, Bolasie, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun
Starting XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Dragović, Maguire, Chilwell, Albrighton, Ndidi, James, Gray, Okazaki, Vardy.
Subs: Hamer, Benalouane, Fuchs, Silva, Iborra, Diabaté, Iheanacho