Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the new CHAMPIONS!
Last updated: May 5, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Venue:||The King Power Stadium|
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
Leicester City are the new Premier League champions! Yes, they did it! The one point, they won against Manchester United at Old Trafford (1-1) was enough for The Foxes to become the new English champions. Now, all the Leicester City players and fans can enjoy the remaining two games of the season and Ranieri can give his substitute players some more time on the pitch.
The Foxes are undefeated in their last 10 Premier League matches. They won 7 of these matches, keeping a clean sheet! Moreover, Leicester City are incredible when playing at The King Power Stadium. They have only lost 1 of 18 home matches in The Premier League this season. In addition, The Foxes have only failed to score in two of these matches.
On the other hand, Everton are in very poor form. Despite The Toffees winning their previous match against Bournemouth (2-1), that was the only victory for Roberto Martinez’s players in their last 8 competitive games. The Toffees are lying in 11th place in the standings of The Premier League, which is very disappointing for their fans.
Ramiro Funes Mori is going to miss the visit to The King Power Stadium through suspension. The defender was sent off against Liverpool two weeks ago.
Gareth Barry has received a groin strain. The 35-year-old midfielder is a key player for Everton. The Englishman has recorded 31 appearances this season.
Tyias Browning and Seamus Coleman are also injured for The Toffees. Coleman has a hamstring problem and he will miss the match against Leicester City.
Claudio Ranieri can use all the players in his squad. However, the Italian manager is expected to rotate his players after winning the title.
Quotes of the week
Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) : “I’m so proud! I’m happy for my players, for the chairman, for the staff at Leicester City, all our fans and the Leicester community. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m so happy for everyone.”
Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “When I arrived here, I tried to understand the fans.”
|Leicester (4-4-2):||Schwarzer, Wasilewski, Morgan, Simpson, Fuchs, Gray, King, Inler, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy.|
|Subs||Albrighton, Huth, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Amartey, Schmeichel, Okazaki.|
|Everton (4-2-3-1):||Howard, Stones, Baines, Jagielka, Hibbert, Gibson, Cleverley, McCarthy, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku.|
|Subs||Robles, Osman, Dowell, Niasse, Oviedo, Deulofeu, Mirallas.|
|Injured:||Browning, Coleman, Barry.|
|Not available:||Ramiro Mori|
So far this season
|Leicester this season||Everton this season|
|11 (11)||(at home) Wins (away)||5 (5)|
|4-0 vs. Swansea||Biggest win||6-2 vs. Sunderland|
|6 (5)||(at home) Draws (away)||5 (9)|
|1 (2)||(at home) Losses (away)||8 (3)|
|2-5 to Arsenal||Biggest Defeat||0-4 to Liverpool|
|Vardy (22)||Top scorer||Costa (11)|
|Mahrez (11)||Assist Leader||Barkley, Deulofeu (8)|
|Y48, R3||Discipline||Y41, R5|
|3||Failures to score||10|
|20||Both Teams to Score Games||20|
|19||Over 2.5 Games||19|
|17||Under 2.5 Games||16|
- The Toffees have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches away from Goodison Park. The last time Everton won an away game was on 1st March 2016 (3-1 vs. Aston Villa).
- Leicester City have won 20 of 46 games at The King Power Stadium against Everton, scoring 83 goals. The Foxes have lost on 11 occasions.
- The last time The Toffees won an away match against Leicester City was on 20th December 1997. The final score was 1-0 in Everton’s favour.
- The Foxes have conceded 17 goals in 18 home matches in The Premier League this season. But Leicester City have scored 32 goals. And if we take a look at these numbers the final score should be 2-1.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|19/12/15||The Premier League||Everton 2-3 Leicester||R. Mahrez (PG) 27′|
|22/02/15||The Premier League||Everton 2-2 Leicester||S. Naismith 57′|
|16/08/14||The Premier League||Leicester 2-2 Everton||A. McGeady 20′|
|20/03/04||The Premier League||Leicester 1-1 Everton||W. Rooney 75′|
|20/12/03||The Premier League||Everton 3-2 Leicester||—|