Tottenham Hotspur and Everton will look to stay in European contention when they lock horns on Monday at 8:00 PM.
The Lilywhites currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of fourth place but only seven points back from sixth-placed Wolves with a game in hand. However, Jose Mourinho‘s men have won just one of their three games since returning to action and fell to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United last time out.
In Everton, Spurs will be facing one of the Premier League’s most in-form sides right now having taken seven points from their three games since the division resumed. In fact, Since Carlo Ancelotti took over in December, the Toffees have lost just four of their 15 games across all competitions.
A win against Spurs would lift Everton to ninth, just five points behind Wolves. However, the Merseysiders are without a win against Tottenham since December 2012, while they haven’t won away at Spurs since 2008.
So, which side will keep their European aspirations alive? Read on for our preview including team news, TV coverage and key players.
Where to watch Spurs vs Everton on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
- US: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
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Spurs & Everton’s previous line-ups:
- Spurs (vs Sheffield United): Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Lo Celso; Lucas, Bergwijn, Son; Kane.
- Everton (vs Leicester City): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Gordon; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison*.
Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga both remain sidelined but Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns to worry about.
Ancelotti will be sweating over the fitness of Richarlison, Djibril Sidibe and Theo Walcott while Everton will be without Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin through injury.
Players to watch:
- Spurs: The north Londoners have been just as painfully inconsistent since returning to action as they were before the suspension of play, hence why they’re languishing in mid-table. However, one thing continues to remain a constant for Mourinho‘s side — Harry Kane finding the net. The England international has netted another 19 goals so far this season, including 13 in the Premier League, and has been on target in his last two matches. If Spurs are to claw their way back into the European places, Kane and his partnership with Son Heung-min will play a vital role.
- Everton: Ancelotti has done a brilliant job installing his 4-4-2 system into this Everton team but there’s no doubting his front two are the most important players at his disposal. Regardless of whether Richarlison is fit to play, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is bound to play an important role for the Toffees. Calvert-Lewin has arguably been the biggest benefactor of the Ancelotti regime, scoring eight Premier League goals since the Italian’s first game. Only Manchester United forward Anthony Martial (11) has more goals in that time. Furthermore, the 23-year-old’s energy and selfless running play an absolutely vital role when Everton are pressing out of possession or looking to counter-attack once they’ve won the ball back. If Calvert-Lewin is at his best in north London, Everton might just come away with all three points.
Scoreline prediction: Spurs 2-1 Everton
Premier League 2019/20 recent form:
- Spurs: LDDWL
- Everton: DLDWW