Preview: Everton Vs Leicester City

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: James Maddison of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: James Maddison of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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“Same old Leicester City” – that’s what nearly every tweet read as Claude Puel’s side expectedly slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Cardiff City.

The fact that no one batted an eyelid accentuates how being vagarious with unmatched consistency has become an intrinsic part the Foxes’ Premier League adventure. This is why they are one of the most riveting and nerve-shredding teams in the division – which is saying something because of how well Arsenal do every week to earn the very tag.

Leicester will get another very good opportunity to lay claim to the throne of the most overwhelmingly underwhelming – cliche alert – when they face Everton later today. Puel, though, would be hoping that the underwhelmers overwhelm this time and get a win to begin the new year on a high with. He is not being unrealistic at all, to be fair.

The encounter at Goodison Park will be completely different to the one back home a couple of days back. Neil Warnock didn’t want his side to act gallantly and attack, whereas Marco Silva’s Toffees will not let Leicester act too smart and they will therefore not sit back. There will be space in behind and between the lines for you know who.

Just as we saw in the two sides’ last meeting – which Leicester lost by 2-1 – it will be a game with 90 minutes of pulsating football. The fans can surely tune in to this one with alacrity, for it has the ingredients to be a premiership classic.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) /

One to watch

Jamie Vardy just loves to play against Everton. He has been directly involved in six goals in seven appearances against the men from Merseyside, and their leaky nature – conceded 30 goals in the league so far – means that Vardy will be kept interested all game.

As mentioned before, there’s no way Silva is going to set up to defend in numbers. It will force Leicester to adapt to some extent because of their own fragilities, but at the same time, it will enable them to counter-attack and play the ever-effective long balls to Vardy.

This is 100% the kind of game that you would expect the 31-year old to net in.

dark. Next. Expected Leicester City line-up for Everton game

Quotes

"“Sometimes, this situation arrives. We will see the players available for us, the recovery and the rest,” said Claude Puel.“We want to try to have a good intensity in our performance against Everton.”"