Lukaku urges caution against Leicester

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has emphasised the importance of a good balance between attack and defence when they take on Leicester City.

The foxes currently lead the Premier League standings and are in good form ahead of the clash at Goodison Park on Saturday, which the Belgium international expects to be an interesting encounter.

"It will be a good game," he told his club's official website. "They have been impressive and I like watching them play. It won't be an easy game.

"But it's up to us to get the balance right between attacking and defending in each moment because we know if we leave them too much space then Vardy, Mahrez and Okazaki can make the difference.

"We need to be careful – but they do too. We have a lot of players up front who can capitalise on any space."

The 22-year-old also spoke of Foxes forward Jamie Vardy, whose 15 goals have taken him to the top of the Premier League scorers charts, with Lukaku sitting second with 12, one more than another Leicester forward in Riyad Mahrez.

"Credit to him, he's done great and is having a really good season," he said of Vardy. "As a striker you always want to score goals and on a personal level you always want to be in that number one spot in the scoring charts.

"It's something special. Scoring 11 goals on the bounce is incredible. It's not easy at all. You are playing against top defenders so to break that record means you have a lot of quality."