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Spurs Odyssey Preview - Spurs v Everton, 13.01.18

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Full Record of Spurs -v- Everton
 
Prem          Pl   W   D   L   For- Ag  Pts
Home          25  15   7   3   47 - 29  52
Away          26   9  12   5   27 - 21  39
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Total(Prem)   51  24  19   8   74 - 50  91
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Football Lge
Home(Div 1)   54  25  16  13  107 - 67  72
Away(Div 1)   54  10  17  27   60 - 88  38
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Total(Div 1) 108  35  33  40  167 -155 110
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Football Lge
Home(Div 2)    1   1   0   0    1 -  0   2
Away(Div 2)    1   0   0   1    2 -  4   0
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Total(Div 2)   2   1   0   1    3 -  4   2
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Total(Prem)   51  24  19   8   74 - 50  91
Total(Div 1) 108  35  33  40  167 -155 110
Total(Div 2)   2   1   0   1    3 -  4   2
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Grand Total  161  60  52  49  244 -209 203
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Last Six Premier League results:-

Spurs      -    WLWWWD
           
Spurs      2-0    Brighton
Man City   4-1    Spurs
Burnley    0-3    Spurs
Spurs      5-2    S'hampton
Swansea    0-2    Spurs
Spurs      1-1    West Ham

Everton    -    WWDDLL

Newcastle  0-1    Everton
Everton    3-1    Swansea
Everton    0-0    Chelsea
West Brom  0-0    Everton
B'mouth    2-1    Everton
Everton    0-2    Man Utd

Pos          P  W  D  L   F-A   GD  Pts
5. Spurs    22 12  5  5  42-21  21   41
9. Everton  22  7  6  9  25-34  -9   27

Harry Kane is not the only Spurs player chasing a scoring record!

Harry Kane is not the only Spurs player chasing a goal scoring record this week, you know! Harry has 96 Premier League goals to his name - all for Tottenham of course - and needs two more to become our all-time top scorer in the Premier League. Harry has scored a brace in each of our last two games against Everton, so you might fancy him to beat that Sheringham record tomorrow.

The other Spurs man chasing a record of sorts is Son Heung-min who has scored in each of our last four home Premier League games, and is seeking to become the first Spurs player since Jermain Defoe to score in five consecutive home Premier league games. That would make Son only the second Spurs man to achieve that feat, one which even Harry has yet to manage!

Defoe, who scored 91 Premier League goals for us in two spells, scored in five consecutive home games back in November and December 2004.

When Harry scored twice at Goodison Park in September in a 3-0 win, he was breaking his duck for the new season at club level, but of course we will have to wait till later this year for his first league goal in August.

Both Spurs and Everton are reaping the benefit of having had no midweek game this week. In Spurs' case it has been almost the first such week in two months since the last International break. Perhaps we can take advantage of two of our top four opponents (Chelsea and Arsenal) having the League Cup semi-final to negotiate and in Chelsea's case an FA Cup replay next week. It is up to us to take advantage of the one game a week we play, at least until the end of the month when we host Manchester United on January 31st.

Sam Allardyce's Everton played on Friday night last week, losing 2-1 at Anfield in a hard-fought game. Now Sam has only the remaining 16 Premier League games to deal with this season. When we played Everton in September Ronald Koeman was still in charge, and Everton were looking resilient, if not exciting. The "Toffees" had kept a clean sheet in their first four games of the season, three of which were in The Europa League where they successfully qualified for the Group Stage. Koeman's side had gained a point away to Man City, which would be the only point lost by Guardiola's side until Crystal Palace held them on New Year's Eve.

Koeman's side had lost at Chelsea, but form suggested they would provide tough opposition in our game. It turned out otherwise though as Spurs scored three goals in the first 46 minutes of the game. Davinson Sanchez made his first start for Spurs, having made a cameo at the end of the preceding game at Wembley. The 3-0 win was Spurs' first win by such a margin since 1984, and the only other such away margin was in 1928. In both those seasons, Everton went on to win the league. That won't happen this time around!

Things got drastically worse for Koeman and Everton as they had a dismal Europa League campaign and had a sequence of only one win in 12 games as they slipped down the table, and looked at risk of relegation. In came Sam Allardyce the "Red Adair" of football in relation to rescuing football sides at risk of the drop, and now Everton have climbed into the top half with a gap between them and those who do remain at risk of the drop. Recent form has not been so good though and Everton are without a win in five games.

Allardyce has already struck in the transfer market signing Turkish striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for 27 million. Tosun scored 32 goals for club and country in 2017, and I think we can expect to see his debut tomorrow. The latest news is that Sam is negotiating with Arsenal to sign Theo Walcott on a permanent deal.

One player Everton have surely missed this season is right back Seamus Coleman, who suffered a horrific broken leg playing for The Republic of Ireand last March. Coleman is apparently back in training and may make a comeback soon, but not tomorrow. Leighton Baines, now 33, hasn't played since November due to a calf injury, and is not yet available. I am sure we will see former Spur Gylfi Sigurdsson start tomorrow, and also that we will see Wayne Rooney at some point.

Allardyce has brought some resilience back to the Everton defence, and it might be another one of those games where we have to try and find a bit more invention. However, we will be at almost full strength with only Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose definite absentees. Harry Winks is a slight doubt with his ankle injury, but with Victor Wanyama back in the fray, Harry would probably be on the bench anyway.

Spurs have been unbeaten against Everton in their last 10 games, and have a great overall record in Premier League meetings with the club. I have every confidence our run will continue and fancy a 2-0 win.

Did you know? - On 12th January 2003, Robbie Keane scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4-3 home win against Everton. Former Spur Espen Baardsen was in the Everton goal, and made his last professional appearance.

Match referee Craig Pawson was in charge of our 4-1 defeat at The Etihad Stadium last month. He had not previously had charge of a Spurs game for over a year. He is kept busy though, and has been refereeing Europa League games this season on a regular basis.

"It was Twenty Years ago today!" - Reviewing the 97/98 season match by match. It was not a good season!

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