3 Key Battles That Could Decide Leicester's Clash With Everton on Saturday

Leicester welcome Everton to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


The Foxes come into the match off the back of two consecutive victories and another decent result would see them on the brink of breaking into the Premier League top six.


As for Everton, they picked up only their second win of the season against Fulham last weekend and they'll be hoping that the victory will have inspired a turnaround in their recent fortunes.


Here are three key clashes that may end up deciding the outcome of the match.

1. James Maddison vs Tom Davies

It is safe to say that James Maddison has hit the ground running for Leicester this season, with the young midfielder having scored three goals and provided two assists from his first seven Premier League matches.


His performances have earned him a call up to the senior England squad, so all eyes will be on the 21-year-old to justify his inclusion. He'll be coming up against Everton's very own starlet Tom Davies, who looks revitalised under new manager Marco Silva.


If he can impress again at the weekend then he may follow in Maddison's footsteps and work his way into Gareth Southgate's future plans.

2. Daniel Amartey vs Richarlison

The right-back position has been changing hands between Daniel Amartey and Ricardo Pereira so far this season, but the latter has been fielded in a more advanced role recently.


This indicates that Amartey will get the nod to start against Everton, which will be a just reward for his improved performances after a slow start to the campaign. He will be matched up against Richarlison, whose form has dipped slightly following his return from suspension for the red card he picked against Bournemouth.


The Brazilian exploded onto the scene with three goals in his first two matches, but he has failed to score since.

3. Harry Maguire vs Cenk Tosun

Harry Maguire will be very glad he ended up staying at Leicester this summer rather than jumping ship to join Manchester United.


Whilst United have been floundering, Maguire has been flourishing and looks to be improving with every game that passes at the heart of the Leicester defence.


Everton will be hoping that the goal Cenk Tosun scored against Fulham will provide him with enough confidence to give Maguire something to think about on Saturday.


That was the first goal of the season for the Turkish striker, who has been clearly struggling for form. If he hits the back of the net again he'd join his direct opponent on two goals, and the floodgates could very well open.