Published: Mon, April 10, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Morgan unlikely to be risked against Atletico - Shakespeare

Morgan unlikely to be risked against Atletico - Shakespeare

Here's all the information ahead of the highly-anticipated clash.

Everton's match with Leicester will be shown live on Sky Sports 1. Or you can follow all the action on The Independent's live blog above.

Barkley, 23, now has seven Premier League assists to add to his four goals in 29 league appearances. Maybe the manager is keeping the team the same as last season.

Boss Ronald Koeman will need to reshuffle the pack with a string of injuries.

There will be no such issues between the two players on Sunday as Williams is suspended, having been sent off at Old Trafford for conceding that late penalty when he handled Luke Shaw's goalbound shot. Youngster Pennington could come in. Bobby Madley's role was not overlooked by Morgan Schneiderlin, who congratulated the match official during Everton's celebrations.

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However, there is also reason to believe that Atletico could struggle with Leicester across both legs of the tie considering how each team likes to play.

Nampalys Mendy and Molla Wague are major doubts.

The Toffees won the reverse fixture 2-0 on Boxing Day with goals from Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku, who heads into the weekend as the league's leading scorer with 21 goals.

Leicester City's league campaign has not gone exactly as planned so far this season, and the club controversially fired manager Claudio Ranieri in February when they were only one point above the relegation zone.

Lukaku was not involved in every attack, but he showed his predatory instincts as he scored at vital times to shift the game's momentum in his side's favour and ensure three points.

Koeman hopes to persuade star duo Lukaku and Ross Barkley - whose own deal has just over a year to run - to remain with Everton, but could not make any promises to the supporters.

Everton fought back, though, Lukaku heading in midway through the half to score for a seventh consecutive home league game. The Belgian striker has hit 10 goals in his last six league games at Goodison Park.

Robles made amends for his error with a superb diving save, three minutes from the end, to keep out a fine header from Leicester sub Leonardo Ulloa.

Speaking on the incident in his press conference Friday, Leicester coach Shakespeare said the club fully supports Musa, but reminded him to conduct himself properly on and off the pitch, Leicester Mercury writes.

Craig Shakespeare could equal the Premier League record for winning his first six games in charge, held by Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.

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