Match Preview – Everton (H)

There’s no excuse for a Europa League hangover as Tottenham take on Everton this weekend at White Hart Lane. Although Spurs breezed past Partizan in mid-week at home, Everton’s trip to Wolfsburg on Thursday creates added fatigue to an already congested fixture schedule.

Venue: White Hart Lane

Televised: Sky Sports

Kick-Off: 4:00pm

Statistics (via BBC Sport)

The away side hasn’t won any of the last 11 meetings between these sides. Tottenham are unbeaten in five matches against Everton at White Hart Lane (W3, D2).

Tottenham have won just two of their six league matches at White Hart Lane this season, losing the other four. Only Hull, Burnley and Aston Villa have earned fewer points at home prior to this weekend. They will be aiming to avoid their third straight league defeat at home. The last time that happened was May-August 2008. Four of their six league games following Europa League matches this season have ended in defeat. Spurs have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league matches. Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season, which is the most for any English player from a top-flight club.

Opposition focus

Everton are unbeaten in five Premier League matches (W3, D2). They have lost just one league game away from home this season – a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on 5 October. The Toffees have only failed to score in one league match this season – their goalless draw with Swansea – and they’ve found the net in all of their away games. They have only won one of their four league matches immediately following a European tie this season.

Team News

Doubtful: Emmanuel Adebayor (hamstring), Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli, Younes Kaboul (knee), Danny Rose (rib), Andros Townsend (ankle)

Injured: Kyle Walker (abdominal)

Suspended: Kyle Naughton

Predictions

Starting XI – Lloris, Dier, Vertonghen, Fazio, Davies, Mason, Dembélé, Lamela, Eriksen, Kane, Soldado

Score – Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Everton

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