Everton vs Leicester
Everton and Leicester are set to go head-to-head in a League Cup quarter-final tie on Wednesday evening.
The game, which is taking place at Goodison Park, will be Duncan Ferguson’s 3rd game as Everton’s caretaker boss.
In his previous two games in the Everton dugout, Ferguson has guided the Toffees to a victory over Chelsea and a draw with Manchester United.
To get to the last eight of this season’s LC, Everton have beaten Lincoln, Sheffield Wednesday and Watford.
As for Leicester, they have beaten Newcastle, Luton and Burton to make it this far in the League Cup.
Everton team news update
Prior to taking on the Foxes, Duncan Ferguson has provided an Everton team news update.
Lucas Digne was forced off 25 minutes into Everton’s last tie vs Man United, and Ferguson has confirmed that the Frenchman will not be fit for Wednesday.
Ferguson then spoke about Fabian Delph and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The caretaker boss stated that he thinks the Leicester tie will come too soon for Delph, but they are hopeful of having Sigurdsson back:
“Lucas got a strain on his groin area so how long it’s going to be, I’m not quite sure, but obviously he won’t be fit for Wednesday.
“Delph is closer but I think the game will come too soon for him.
”We’re hopeful on Gylfi. We’ll wait and see. That’ll go right to the wire, I think.” As quoted by Everton’s official website.
| ”We’re hopeful on Gylfi. We’ll wait and see. That’ll go right to the wire, I think.”
An update from Duncan Ferguson on four recent absentees ahead of our #CarabaoCup quarter-final…
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