Everton v Leicester City

Roberto Martinez's Everton can expect a stern test when surprise league leaders Leicester City visit Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes have been in imperious form this term, with Monday night's 2-1 victory over Chelsea catapulting Claudio Ranieri's side back to the summit of the Premier League standings, two points clear of Arsenal.

Everton, meanwhile, will be targeting a return to winning ways after recording four draws in their last five Premier League fixtures, the most recent of which was a bitterly disappointing 1-1 against Norwich City at Carrow Road.

However, one reason for optimism in the Toffees camp is the impressive goal-scoring form of striker Romelu Lukaku, who has scored in seven consecutive games to put himself amongst the league's top marksmen.

On the team news front, Everton will hand a late fitness test to midfielder James McCarthy (hip), while centre-back John Stones is expected to start despite picking up a knock in the draw with the Canaries.

Leicester have a number of absentees to contend with, most notably in defence. 

Full-back Jeffrey Schlupp is facing several weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury, while centre-back Robert Huth misses out through suspension.

Fellow defender Ritchie de Laet is nursing an ankle problem and is joined on the treatment table by hamstring-injury victim Danny Drinkwater.

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