Leicester City v Everton team news & stats

Date published: Friday 6th May 2016 1:27

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Recent history suggests a draw could be on the cards when newly-crowned Premier League champions Leicester City host Everton on Saturday.

Team news

Robert Huth misses Leicester’s title party against Everton as he starts a three-match ban after accepting a charge of violent conduct following an off-the-ball tangle with Marouane Fellaini in last week’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Jamie Vardy is available, though, after completing his suspension following a red card against West Ham and subsequent additional game for improper conduct.

Danny Drinkwater is banned after his red card against Manchester United, but Matty James could feature after recovering from a knee injury which had kept him out for a year.

Everton duo Gareth Barry (groin) and Seamus Coleman (hamstring) are more likely to return against Sunderland next week, while captain Phil Jagielka (hamstring) could make the final game of the season at home to Norwich.

Ramiro Funes Mori serves the final match of his three-game ban, while winger Gerard Deulofeu’s campaign has been ended by a knee injury.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 5.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Everton have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League games against Leicester City, but this was the reverse meeting in December (W2 D9).
  • The last five matches between these two sides at Leicester have all been draws.
  • 68% of the games Leicester City and Everton have played in the Premier League have been draws, the highest ratio of any fixture in the history of the competition that has been played more than 10 times.
  • Claudio Ranieri’s side have won nine and lost none of their last 14 Premier League games at the King Power Stadium.
  • Since their last home Premier League defeat where they conceded five against Arsenal, the Foxes have shipped just seven goals in 14 games at the King Power Stadium, keeping nine clean sheets in that run.
  • Everton have lost just three of their last 18 Premier League away matches (W6 D9 L3) but haven’t won any of their last four (D2 L2).
  • Leicester go into this game as Premier League champions, making them the 24th team to win the English top-flight title.
  • Leighton Baines could make his 350th Premier League appearance in this match. 277 of them have come for the Toffees, a haul only Tim Howard (353), Leon Osman (350) and David Unsworth (302) can better.
  • Only Ipswich (1957-1962) have won each of the top three tiers in a shorter space of time than Leicester City (2009-2016).
  • Claudio Ranieri is the eighth different manager to win the Premier League title.


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