Champions League chasers Leicester City will continue their hunt for a first win since the season resumed when they travel to Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday.
The Foxes make the trip to Goodison Park having seen their 8 point cushion in the top 4 cut to just 3, with their lack of form compounded with Manchester United and Wolves’ resurgence.
Brendan Rodgers side still remain in 3rd, but the gap is tightening, with Chelsea just a point behind.
And it was Frank Lampard’s Blues who formed the opposition for the Foxes on Sunday, with the London club ending Leicester’s dreams of a Wembley trip with a 0-1 victory in the FA Cup quarter final.
Everton’s return of 4 points from two post-restart games can be considered a good total, considering their two fixtures came from polarising opposition.
A Merseyside derby draw with now-champions Liverpool was followed up with three points against basement boys Norwich City.
Although a long shot, Carlo Ancelotti won’t have given up hopes of European football, which would represent a great effort considering early season relegation fears.
The 12th placed Toffees are 4 points from Tottenham Hotspur in 7th.
From a fitness perspective, Leicester are expected to once again be without the influential James Maddison – the midfielder has had injections on a hip injury which ruled him out of Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Chelsea.
Ricardo Pereira, so impressive before the season’s suspension, isn’t expected to play for the Foxes again before the season is out.
Jamie Vardy will be looking to hit his 100th Premier League strike at Goodison Park, with Leicester scoring just a single goal in their three games since the season resumed.
Everton will be missing Cenk Tosun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, with the duo sidelined for the foreseeable future – but Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph could return to the fray for the first time since Project Restart began.
Ancelotti will also be without Theo Walcott, who is still recovering from surgery, and Djibril Sidibe, who is suffering with inflammation of the foot.
Everton v Leicester City at Goodison Park is a 6pm kick off on Wednesday, July 1