After failing to contain the second half pressure from Liverpool last weekend which led to a 2-1 defeat, Tottenham Hotspur take a trip to Goodison Park to play Everton on Sunday.
Managerial changes, new rules in the Premier League, Everton finishing outside the top six. At least I’ve given you a clue of some yearly expectations. The Toffees are struggling to make the most of their summer spending.
Marco Silva’s side are with just one win in their last five Premier League games – they beat Premier League rivals Watford during midweek in the EFL Cup.
Just like Everton, Tottenham Hotspur are also finding difficulties in the early part of this campaign, as they have also picked up one win in the last five games in the top-flight – a 2-1 win over Southampton on matchday seven.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Goodison Park
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019
Time: 16: 30 (GMT)
Everton have lost their last two home league games against Spurs by an aggregate score of 2-9 (0-3 and 2-6). 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 (W7 D6), their joint-longest such run against the Toffees in the top-flight (also 13 between 1997-2003).
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 (W1), winning fewer points in the competition in that period than any other side (3).
Spurs are winless in their last 11 Premier League away games (D2 L9), their longest such run since a run of 14 between May 2000-January 2001 under George Graham.
Everton are without Jean-Philipe Gbamin and Bernard, as the pair are expected to be on the sidelines for sometime. Yerry Mina could also be a cause for concern for Marco Silva’s side.
Mauricio Pochettino will miss the presence of captain Hugo Lloris, while Ryan Sessegnon and Erik Lamela are doubts. Danny Rose is suspended for the trip after picking up a fifth caution of the season against Liverpool.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gomes, Delph; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.
Tottenham: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele; Alli; Son, Kane.
Everton 1-2 Tottenham