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Everton vs Leicester City Prediction: Leicester line-up

An in-form Leicester City will travel to Goodison Park to meet Everton in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.  

The high-flying Foxes have had a tremendous season so far as they sit comfortably at 2nd place on the league table. Meanwhile, it has not been the best of seasons for Everton, who have struggled to find form and are just 3 points clear of the relegation zone.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates with teammate James Maddison after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park. (Getty Images)
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates with teammate James Maddison after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park. (Getty Images)

However, Brendon Rodgers’ Leicester City snapped an eight-game winning streak in the Premier League after they were held to a 1-1 draw against a lowly Norwich City at home last weekend.

The Toffees, on the other hand, have shown glimpses of a fightback after a rather disappointing start to the season. The appointment of former player Duncan Ferguson as caretaker manager has seen them playing with a little more resilience.

Since the Scotsman’s appointment, they have won a game at home against Chelsea and drew against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. This is the second meeting between Everton and Leicester this season, and the Foxes were the winners last time, as they overcame the Toffees 2-1 at home.

Everton players celebrate after scoring a goal against West Ham. (Getty Images)
Everton players celebrate after scoring a goal against West Ham. (Getty Images)

Team news

Except for midfielder Matthew James, Rodgers does not have any other injury concerns at the moment. James has been troubled by injuries this whole season and is currently recovering from a calf injury.

Predicted Leicester City line-up

Formation: 4-3-1-2

Kasper Schmeichel (GK)

One of the first names on the teamsheet, the Dane has kept 7 clean sheets in the league this season and is their undisputed first-choice keeper.

Ricardo Pereira (RB)

Was a bit off-colour against Norwich last game. Still, he has recorded 74 tackles to date and leads the list of most number of successful tackles in the league.

Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City battles with Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a Premier League match at Anfield.
Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City battles with Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a Premier League match at Anfield. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Jonny Evans (CB)

After some solid displays at the back for the Foxes, Evans is finally getting some recognition in the latter stages of his career and is sure to start.

Caglar Soyuncu (CB)

The Turk is turning out to be one of the picks of the season and has formed a formidable pairing alongside Evans.

Christian Fuchs (LB)   

The veteran has been preferred by Rodgers in the Carabao Cup over Ben Chilwell, who has been a regular fixture in the league games.

Christian Fuchs (right) playing for Leicester City.
Christian Fuchs (right) playing for Leicester City. (Getty Images)

Wilfred Ndidi (CDM)       

One of Rodgers’ key players in the middle, Ndidi has helped Leicester maintain an outstanding defensive record.

Youri Tielemans (RCM)

The young Belgian has been excellent for the Foxes in the cup competition and is blessed with good vision. He has 2 goals and as many assists so far.  

Dennis Praet (LCM)

The summer signing is slowly making his presence felt and has one assist in the Carabao Cup. He has started in some of Leicester’s recent fixtures.

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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Norwich City at The King Power Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Leicester. (Getty Images)
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Norwich City at The King Power Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Leicester. (Getty Images)

James Maddison (CAM)  

Leicester’s most creative player in the midfield has continued his league form in the cup competition too and has 2 goals from 2 matches so far.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST)

The Nigerian has repaid his manager’s faith by scoring some important goals of late. With 2 goals, he has proven his worth in the Carabao Cup.

Jamie Vardy (ST)     

Foxes’ man in-form and league’s top-scorer, Vardy has featured just once in the cup competition but is sure to start with the game being a quarterfinal.

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