Tottenham Hotspur host Everton this Saturday as both sides look to secure a positive result this weekend. Having registered a compelling 3-2 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Spurs will be looking to register their third consecutive victory across all competitions this Saturday whilst the Toffees will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after enduring a 1-2 loss to Manchester United in the league last weekend.
Having registered three victories in their last five league outings, Spurs will be keen on continuing their winning momentum moving into a busy period of fixtures. Currently sitting comfortably in the third spot within the league table, Conte will be looking to secure consistent results on the pitch, with Spurs hoping to move up the table over the coming weeks.
On the other hand, registered two wins and the same number of draws before their loss against Manchester United last weekend, Everton will be keen on securing a positive result against Spurs. Having gradually improved their performances following a poor start to the season, manager Frank Lampard will be looking to move into the top half of the table, with the Toffees hoping to gain consistency on the pitch moving forward.
When & Where?
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2022.
Time: 17:30 BST.
Referee: Paul Tierney.
Assistant Referees: Constantine Hatzidakis, Harry Lenard.
Fourth Official: Stuart Attwell.
VAR Official: Andre Marriner.
Emerson Royal remains suspended serving a three-match ban following his red card against Arsenal whilst Dejan Kulusevski is likely to be included on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury. Winger Lucas Moura is expected to feature on the pitch having registered a cameo against Frankfurt while Japhet Tanganga, too, is likely to be included in the match-day squad. Conte is expected to field a strong XI, with the Italian unlikely to make major changes to his preferred starting line-up.
Ben Godfrey, Andros Townsend, and Nathan Patterson remain out of contention for the game against Spurs, although, both Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate are likely to be considered for a starting spot this weekend. Anthony Gordon emerges as the only other absentee having been suspended for the game against picking up five yellow cards while forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be keen on being included in the starting line-up after making a cameo appearance against United last weekend.
With either team in need of maintaining their good form, both managers will be keen on nothing but three points this weekend. Moving into a demanding period of fixtures, both teams will be looking the employ a positive approach in a bid to nullify the opposition’s prospects on Saturday.
Expected to remain positive in their application, Spurs will be looking to dominate the midfield whilst seeking advantage of Everton’s vulnerable defence on Saturday. Likely to employ Conte’s mid-block without possession, the hosts will be looking to regain possession in the midfield whilst hoping to quickly hurt the Toffees in transition this weekend. Moreover, with an exciting blend of pace and creativity across the frontline, Spurs are likely to test Everton’s defensive prowess on Saturday.
On the other hand, having been solid in their overall performances in recent weeks, Everton will be keen on physically imposing themselves on the opposition this weekend. Boasting a power-packed midfield alongside a promising blend of pace and technicality across the attack, the team is likely to exploit spaces on the flank whilst focusing on dominating possession on Saturday. With the hosts likely to seek an advantage on set pieces, Everton will be looking to deliver a physically dominant performance this weekend.
Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur
Having registered two goals against Frankfurt on Wednesday, Heung-min Son emerges as a key player against Everton at the weekend. Boasting pace, technicality, and creativity, the South Korean winger is likely to be employed in a proactive role requiring the forward to stretch the pitch whilst serving as a creator this Saturday.
Amadou Onana – Everton
Everton’s standout player in recent weeks, Onana will be keen on continuing to deliver notable performances moving forward. Having emerged as a boisterous figure on the pitch, the midfielder’s physical dominance combined with his ability to break into the box is likely to add a dynamic to the Toffees’ prospects on set-pieces this weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI vs Everton: Hugo Lloris; Christian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic; Richarlison, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son.
Everton Predicted XI vs Tottenham Hotspur: Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, James Tarkowski, Conor Coady, Vitaly Mykolenko; Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gueye, Alex Iwobi; Dwight McNeil, Neil Maupay, Demarai Gray.