Everton will face Leicester City on Wednesday as they know the win will give their European ambitions a serious boost

Leicester moves to Merseyside in third place in the Premier League, while Everton are six points behind with two games

A win would put Carlo Ancelotti and his team in fourth place and with an extra game for each team above them in the table

Everton will have to do without Allan, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Fabian Delph and Nielks Nkounkou, but Lucas Digne and Alex Iwobi are both fit while Tom Davies is expected to start in midfield

Abdoulaye Doucoure will be suspended after being booked against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the previous Premier League

Phil Kirkbride and Adam Jones are at Goodison Park to provide live build-up, team news, analysis and goal updates, as well as reaction and player ratings

Leicester will be forced to move five minutes after the break as Ndidi suffers an injury

Should we decide that James Rodriguez is no longer weak after such a goal?

In a game they couldn’t control, the playmaker produces a moment of magic out of nowhere with few clear chances

In quick succession, both Richarlison and Mason Holgate were caught on the right flank, almost leaving Leicester in the gate

The last few minutes were a bit better from Everton, who manages to disturb the visitors a bit more and threaten them in the last third

Hopefully this can be the foundation for the Blues to really get their key players involved in the game I’m not sure how many touches Calvert-Lewin has had so far, but there really can’t be many

Everton must take this opportunity to calm things down a bit and try to get a little period of ownership of their own

So far, Leicester has been able to dictate this game and build up a rush of steam that the blues can’t really allow to continue

Leicester is pushing up and there was a stage that none of Everton’s central midfielders showed for the ball off defense

I talked about Maddison being the big threat to Leicester before the game, but I clearly did a disservice to Harvey Barnes

His ability to cut in from that left flank has already been causing Everton some problems in those first ten minutes as he finds a gap behind Davies and Gomes to run over the front of the back four

Statistics from BT Sport show that Leicester had 79% of the ball so far in these early stages

Of course you have to do something with it, but is that a problem for Everton and has the home team got off to a slow start?

This time around, Richarlison tries to be too smart with possession and loses, resulting in a break at Leicester and a scoring chance

Luckily, nothing came of this time around, but all Everton really needs to do is put their foot on the ball and play the easy way

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