Tonight Tottenham and Everton will lock horns together as the Spurs will travel to Merseyside to meet their hosts at Goodison Park in the premier league. Here is all you need to know about the match in advance:
The teams’ news
What is up with Everton?
Everton are currently sitting 17th in the
after being defeated in 4 out of 5 last Premier League matches. However, interestingly the toffeemen have made their way to the FL Cup quarter finals with a 2-0 victory over Watford at Goodison Park. It has to be said that their form at home has been much stronger than on the road.
Tottenham in details
On the contrary, there are the lilywhites. It has to be said that since drawing at Olympiacos on August 18, Tottenham Spurs have lost five out of their eight games and most recently, last Sunday they have been beaten against Liverpool with a 2-1 result.
That was the second defeat for Spurs in the last 3 Premier League matches, also drawing the other one 1-1 against Watford.
They are currently sitting 13th in the premier league, searching for their first away win in the league since January.
Considering the two teams’ ranking, it has to be mentioned that Tottenham are only two points above the Dogs of War, which makes it a hard match for both sides.
Tottenham will go against their rivals for this match, missing Sessegnon, Erik Lamela and Lloris all due to injuries with Rose out after his suspension.
It has to be said that Pochettino may also be without Jan Vertonghen who was recently injured in his hamstring.
Silva, on the other side, will be without Tosun and Mina both based on injuries, while Bernard and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are long-term absentees.
Checking the history books, it worth to know that Everton have lost their last two home league games against Spurs by an aggregate score of 2-9. They’ve never lost three consecutive top-flight home games by a margin of 3+ goals against an opponent before.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games against Everton, winning 7 and drawing 6, their joint-longest such run against the Toffees in the top-flight.
Tottenham and Everton are facing each other in a Premier League match with both sides starting the day in the bottom half of the table for the first time since April 2004, when David Moyes’ Everton beat David Pleat’s Spurs 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Everton have lost five of their last six Premier League games with one win, winning fewer points in the competition in that period than any other side.
Spurs are winless in their last 11 Premier League away games, drawing 2 and losing 9. Their longest such run since a run of 14 between May 2000-January 2001 under George Graham.
Tottenham have lost 18 games in all competitions in 2019, their most in a calendar year since 2008 with 19 losses.
Everton have won seven of their last nine Premier League home games, though they have lost two of their last three. The Toffees have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 Premier League matches at Goodison Park.
About the teams’ stars, you have to know that Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored two goals in each of his last four Premier League appearances against Everton. This is while no player has ever scored more than 2 goals in five consecutive games against an opponent in the competition’s history.
The other star to talk about is Christian Eriksen who has scored in each of his last four Premier League appearances for Spurs against Everton. He’s scored five in total against the Toffees in the competition, only against Swansea with 6 has he netted more.
Last but not least is Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games for Everton, though he’s ended on the losing side each time. Indeed, Calvert-Lewin has lost each of his last four Premier League games in which he’s found the net. Only Heidar Helguson in April 2000 and Mohamed Diamé in October 2012 have lost five consecutive games in which they’ve scored.
Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Delphs, Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.
Everton Key men
The Brazilian forward is considered as one of the key roles for Everon success against The Spurs in their match tonight. The 22-year-old currently has two goals and two assists in the Premier League, which have made fans to be worried about the decrease in the number of his goals. He has attempted 2.5 shots per game, which is a slight increase from the previous campaign. Overall, it is for sure that if performs well against Tottenham, the visitors will face a lot of issues.
Theo Walcott was quite a good player at Arsenal for a number of years. However, his scoring record against Spurs has not been quite that impressive. In fact, he looked perfect at Everton in the few months from his transfer in January but things got different later. But fortunately, now he seems to be back as the old good Walcott, substituting Bernard who is out with a long-term injury.
Tottenham Hotspur Key men
The England captain is one of the main keys of the Lilywhites who has been involved in nearly half of their goals this season. Of course, he is one of the best finishers in the league and will use their chance against Everton to add to his Premier League goals.
Son is one of the main reasons for the Spurs to be in the top teams of the Premier League. The Ballon d'Or nominee is one of the best players and forwards, not only in the Premier League but also in the world. This season, he has scored 2 goals and 2 assists for Tottenham, despite the chaos that has been around him from time to time.
Date: Sunday, 03 November
Time: 17:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Now which team do you think will win the match?