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Premier League: Everton vs Leeds United Preview

Leeds are back on the road again as Everton are ready to host them at Goodison Park on November 28th, Saturday. The Whites are looking to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later and this game gives them a prime opportunity to do so. Everton’s defence has been leaking goals for fun and Marcelo Bielsa’s men would look to capitalise on that.

Everton and Leeds have faced each other 24 times in the Premier League over the years and both the teams have won seven matches each. The Toffees are unbeaten in their 12 Premier League home matches against The Whites but this will be their first meeting in the competition since 2004.

EVERTON

After a bright start to the Premier League season, Carlo Ancelotti’s men fell off the boil after the Merseyside Derby against local rivals Liverpool as Richarlison picked up a three-match suspension after that hotly-contested match. They went on to lose three consecutive matches after that game and a few of their key players have been out injured. The latest one in the injury list is their left-back Lucas Digne. They got back to winning ways against Fulham away from home but looked shaky defensively in that match as well.

LEEDS UNITED

The Peacocks have managed to pick up only a solitary point from the last three matches. After a promising win at Villa Park, the back-to-back 4-1 loss to Leicester and Crystal Palace would have had alarm bells ringing at Elland Road. In their previous match against Arsenal at home, they created many chances and hit the woodwork four times against a 10-man Arsenal team. They would’ve been disappointed with the eventual result but can take many positives from that match. If they finish their chances in this match then they’ll be a handful for Everton.

PREDICTED XI

Everton (3-4-3): Jordan Pickford (WK); Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey; Mason Holgate, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Alex Iwobi; Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Rodriguez

Leeds United (4-1-4-1): lllan Meslier (WK); Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas; Kalvin Phillips; Helder Costa, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison, Rafinha; Patrick Bamford

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Premier League’s leading goalscorer of the season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 10 goals in nine matches. He is averaging 1.1 goals per game and is deadly accurate with his shots. He is good in the air, good with build-up play and is a strong runner. He looks like a complete striker and can surely hurt Leeds in this encounter.

Patrick Bamford can match Thierry Henry’s record of scoring in his side’s first five away matches of a Premier League season. He has been lethal on the road for Leeds so far in the season and they’ll be hoping his rich form of scoring in away matches continues in this match as well.

WHERE TO WATCH EVERTON VS LEEDS

With the official Premier League broadcast and streaming rights in India being with the Star Sports Network till 2022, select matches will be telecasted live on Star Sports SD and HD TV channels. Online live streaming of the EPL in India for all fixtures can be found on Disney+ Hotstar – Star’s own OTT platform.

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