Everton travel to Spurs on Monday evening aiming to maintain a late charge for Europa League qualification.
Jose Mourinho’s men have won only one of their last nine matches in all competitions and come into this one on the back of a 3-1 home defeat to Sheffield United on Thursday. Sander Berge, Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie fired Sheffield United to victory, as Spurs were left fuming after a VAR call denied Harry Kane an equaliser.
Last five results
2 Jul PL Sheffield United 3 Tottenham 1 L 23 Jun PL Tottenham 2 West Ham 0 W 19 Jun PL Tottenham 1 Man Utd 1 D 10 Mar CL RB Leipzig 3 Tottenham 0 L 7 Mar PL Burnley 1 Tottenham 1 D
1 Jul PL Everton 2 Leicester 1 W 24 Jun PL Norwich 0 Everton 1 W 21 Jun PL Everton 0 Liverpool 0 D 8 Mar PL Chelsea 4 Everton 0 L 1 Mar PL Everton 1 Man Utd 1 D
Look away now.
Everton haven’t beaten Spurs since December 2012, when David Moyes’ side completed an amazing last gasp comeback to pick up three points at Goodison Park.
The sides played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in November, a 97th minute Cenk Tosun equaliser gave Everton a deserved point.
There have been 178 meetings between Everton and Tottenham in all competitions since 1904 – 55 Everton wins, 56 draws, and 67 Tottenham wins.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Fabian Delph and Theo Walcott remain injured, but Djibril Sidibe returns and Everton are confident Richarlison will shake off an ankle injury sustained against Leicester.
Graham Scott is the referee for this one.
The Oxfordshire-born referee has took control of 17 Premier League games this season, issuing 50 yellow cards, 3 straight red cards and 2 penalties.
Referee: Graham Scott. Assistants: Mark Scholes, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: Tim Robinson. Replacement official: Robert Hyde. VAR: Kevin Friend. Assistant VAR: Andy Garratt.
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