Everton go to Leicester City looking for their first away win of the season but face a difficult task against the Foxes who have relied very successfully over the last couple of seasons on hitting the Blues on the counterattack.
After a comprehensive home win over Fulham last weekend, Marco Silva rang the changes and the side he named came unstuck against Southampton midweek in the Carabao Cup, needing a late equalizer from substitute Theo Walcott to take it to a shootout that the Blues subsequently lost.
It’s ironic that had the Toffees won that Third Round game, they would be here again at the King Power Stadium in a few weeks but now that is not to be.
The Foxes are still playing the same football that got them a surprise Premier League title a couple of seasons ago, albeit with a somewhat changed squad. The modus operandi remains the constant - their pace on the break allows them to sit and pounce on opponent’s mistakes, and even though the Blues aren’t fielding Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams in the back, Michael Keane and Kurt Zouma aren’t necessarily known for lightning pace or vastly superior decision-making either.