Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview

Tottenham Hotspurs season tour of Merseyside comes to a conclusion this weekend as Spurs travel to Goodison Park to face The Toffees – just 7 days after Spurs faced Liverpool at Anfield.

After a promising start at Anfield, scoring in the first minute, Spurs relinquished their lead and ended up losing the game 2-1 but the performance, on the whole, was a lot better in comparison to recent weeks. Spurs had a number of chances at 1-0 and on another day could’ve been three or four up but you have to take your chances in the Premier League – especially against a team like Liverpool who are the current European Champions and are really riding the crest of a wave as they remain unbeaten in the league so far.

A stunning performance from Paulo Gazzaniga kept Spurs in the game for large parts, making 13 saves and scooping the man of the match award at Anfield. To come in from the cold amidst an injury to Hugo Lloris and to perform so well says a lot about his character with some fans calling for him to stay between the sticks even when Lloris returns from injury.

Spurs are yet to win away in the league this season and the upcoming fixture with Everton should be a good opportunity to lift the unwanted hoodoo.

Everton lost at Brighton last Saturday down to an own goal by Lucas Digne in the dying seconds of the game – a match Everton would’ve fancied themselves to win.

Marco Silva’s men picked up a win in the Carabao Cup against Watford midweek which has bought the Portuguese manager a bit of time. The Goodison faithful are far from happy with their start of the season with many calling for Silva to be sacked with Mark Hughes waiting in the wings if you believe any of the rumours. Spurs will be looking to replicate the performance they showed last time at Goodison Park where they beat the Toffees 6-2. Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 3rd November 16:30 is selected for TV on Sky Sports.

Team News

Danny Rose is suspended for this match after picking up a booking against Liverpool so Ben Davies looks set to come in for him. Lamela is a doubt and Lloris still misses out through injury.

Everton are without Yerry Mina who’s been probably their best player so far this season so it’s likely Holgate and Keane will be the centre half partnership. Bernard is injured too.

Last Time They Met

The last time Everton vs Spurs happened, the teams were locked into a score draw. Goals from Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen clawed the game back for Spurs back in May. Spurs’ record against Everton stands at 67 wins, 55 draws and 55 losses.

Eric Dier on his time at Everton

“I was at Sporting Lisbon and there were different reasons I needed to leave at that time, Everton were willing to do a loan deal because I didn’t want to leave Sporting for good, they were willing to see how things went and they were really good to me,” he reflected.

“I was there for half a season (2010/11) and then a full season (2011/12) and it went really well. I learned a lot there. It was quite an eye-opening experience for me, very different in many ways to Portugal and when I went back to Sporting, I was much better for it.”

“When your reality changes, your perception of everything changes as well. For example, if you start playing for England, that becomes the standard for you and you don’t look back and think ‘okay, I’ve played for England’, you continue looking forward.”

How We See It

A Spurs win. 2-0.

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