Leicester City vs Everton team news: Romelu Lukaku starts as does Foxes new boy Leonardo Ulloa

Roberto Martinez names settled side for Premier League opener

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Roberto Martinez has named a pretty familiar team for the first game of the 2014-15 season.


The Everton boss has named Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry in the starting XI - both were on loan at the club last season - but his other new signings Muhamed Besic and Christian Atsu will not be handed their full debuts today.

Nigel Pearson has gone a similar route to his opposing manager, naming just one new transfer in his starting line0up.

Leonardo Ulloa, a £7m signing from Brighton, will start alongside David Nugent up front. Ulloa scored 16 goals for Brighton last season.

Pearson's other marquee transfers, Matthew Upson and Marc Albrighton don't make the side, with the Foxes boss happy to trust the players who took his side from the Championship to the Premier League.


Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Knockaert, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Ulloa, Nugent

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, McGeady, Lukaku, Naismith, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Stones.