The impossible became possible earlier this week as Leicester City, that’s right Leicester City, became top flight champions for the first time in their 132-year history.
They will receive a hero’s welcome as they return to the King Power to lift a trophy they so thoroughly deserve on Saturday, welcoming under-pressure Roberto Martinez and his Everton side to the east Midlands.
The Foxes are unbeaten in their last 14 league fixtures having only lost three times all season, and they wrapped up the title with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford last Sunday, which was followed up by title rivals Tottenham only drawing 2-2 at Chelsea when they required a win to keep the race alive.
Claudio Ranieri has masterminded a quite incredible feat and his side now get the chance to revel in their glory in front of their incredible support in the last home game of the season.
With Jamie Vardy returning from suspension, Everton will have to cope with both the Football Writers’ Player of the Year, and the PFA Player of the Year in Riyad Mahrez, who have scored 39 goals between them this season.
Everton have surprisingly been better away from home than at Goodison Park this season, only conceding 19 away goals compared to the 30 they have let in on their own patch.
The Toffees were 2-1 victors against Bournemouth last weekend, but it didn’t stop fan protests against Martinez, with the club enduring another underwhelming top flight campaign.
Leicester City have no new injury concerns to worry about but will be missing a couple of senior players for their final match at the King Power this season.
In what promises to be a special affair, the Foxes will be without both Danny Drinkwater and Robert Huth because of suspension, after the former was sent off against Manchester United after picking up a second yellow, while the latter has been charged with violent conduct following an incident with Marouane Fellaini.
The Toffees go into this game with two major doubts, with both Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman set to miss the trip with groin and hamstring injuries respectively.
Ramiro Funes Mori is suspended, while fellow centre-back, Phil Jagielka, and winger, Gerard Deulofeu, are also out and may not play again this season.
League Positions: Leicester – 1st (77 pts); Everton – 11th (44 pts)
Previous Meetings: Everton 2-3 Leicester (December 19, 2015)
Form: Leicester – WWWDWD; Everton – LDDDLW
Key Men: Leicester – Riyad Mahrez; Everton – Romelu Lukaku
Shoot Says: Leicester 1-0 Everton