The hosts won four on the bounce in the top flight at the beginning of the term to sit atop the standings, but a Merseyside derby draw against Liverpool followed, as did three straight losses.
Ancelotti’s side halted their slide with a tense 3-2 victory over struggling Fulham last weekend, however, and the result put Everton sixth in the table, just four points off leaders Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Leeds’ three wins, two draws and four defeats mark a respectable return so far in their first season in the Premier League since 2003/04. Marcelo Bielsa will feel his team are capable of more, though, and a trip to Goodison Park on Saturday presents a good opportunity to prove just that.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League clash:
When is it?
The match will kick off at 17:30pm on Saturday at Goodison Park.
How can I watch it?
The game will air live on Sky Sports Premier League. Subscribers can also stream it on the Sky Sports website and Sky Go app.
Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Allan, Davies, Doucoure, Iwobi, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Raphina, Alioski, Harrison, Bamford
Unfortunately for Leeds fans, this one has a feel around it to suggest that it could play out like a number of their fixtures this season: a spirited and competent performance from Bielsa’s men, but an elusive win. Everton will be hoping for as much, anyway, and that their victory over Fulham last weekend was the catalyst for a return to the form with which they started the campaign. Everton 2-1 Leeds.
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