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Full Record of Spurs -v- Everton
Prem          Pl   W   D   L   For- Ag  Pts
Home          30  18   8   4   59 - 32  62
Away          30  10  15   5   36 - 26  45
Total(Prem)   60  28  23   9   95 - 58 109   1.82 Pts per game
Football Lge
Home(Div 1)   54  25  16  13  107 - 67  72
Away(Div 1)   54  10  17  27   60 - 88  38
Total(Div 1) 108  35  33  40  167 -155 110
Football Lge
Home(Div 2)    1   1   0   0    1 -  0   2
Away(Div 2)    1   0   0   1    2 -  4   0
Total(Div 2)   2   1   0   1    3 -  4   2
Total(Prem)   60  28  23   9   95 - 58 109 
Total(Div 1) 108  35  33  40  167 -155 110
Total(Div 2)   2   1   0   1    3 -  4   2
Grand Total  170  64  56  50  265 -217 219

Last Six Premier League results:-

Spurs      -    WDWWLW
Nottm F'st 0-2    Spurs
West Ham   1-1    Spurs
Spurs      2-1    Fulham
Spurs      6-2    Leicester
Arsenal    3-1    Spurs
Brighton   0-1    Spurs

Everton    -    DDDWWL

Brentford  1-1    Everton
Leeds      1-1    Everton
Everton    0-0    Liverpool
Everton    1-0    West Ham
S'hampton  1-2    Everton
Everton    1-2    Man Utd

Pos           P  W  D  L   F-A   GD  Pts
 3. Spurs     9  6  2  1  20-10  10   20
12. Everton   9  2  4  3   8-9   -1   10

Everton meetings provoke happy memories!

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Any game, especially at home, in October against Everton quickly leads to those of my age recalling Bill Nicholson's famous first game in charge of Spurs on 11th October, 1958 when we ran out 10-4 winners! I do not expect to see even one third of that number of goals in tomorrow's 5.30pm game, being shown on SKY TV!

Mind you, we did win 6-2 in our last home league game against Leicester, and even that scoreline reminds us of a 6-2 win at Goodison Park just before Christmas 2018. On that occasion both Son and Kane scored twice, and Dele Alli scored one of our goals. Funnily enough, Paul Tierney, who referees our game tomorrow, was in the middle at Goodison Park for that December 2018 win.

Dele Alli was, of course transferred to Everton only last January, on generous terms which meant Everton would not pay a fee until Dele met the requisite number of appearances. That didn't happen, as Dele made one league start and twelve substitute appearances before he moved to Besiktas on loan this season. So far, Dele has played four games in Turkey and scored his first league goal for a team which stands level top of the "Super Lig", and which has been unbeaten in the games where Dele has played.

Famously a player came the other way in summer - Richarlison - who received a one-match ban due to an incident in May when the 25-year-old forward threw a flare during former club Everton's crucial 1-0 win over Chelsea at Goodison Park. That win was on 1st May. The flare had been thrown onto the pitch at the Gwladys Street End after Richarlison had scored the vital goal. Caught in the moment, Richarlison had lobbed the flare back to whence it came and that inevitably led to being in trouble with the FA.

Richarlison scored one more goal for Everton in a game they lost 3-2 to Brentford. Frank Lampard's men secured their safety in their penultimate game when more over-exuberant behaviour led to Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira being aggressively confronted by invading home fans. Richarlison top-scored for Everton last season. Dele Alli played the whole of the second half in the 3-2 win over Palace and had quite an influence on proceedings.

Everton remain our favourite team to play of the remaining five teams which have been ever-present in the Premier League, as we average a healthy 1.82 points per game in the 60 Premier League meetings to date. Both clubs have dallied with the threat of relegation occasionally in the last thirty years, but Everton came very close in May to losing a top flight status they have enjoyed since 1954.

Frank Lampard was quite busy in the summer transfer market. Centre-back James Tarkowski came on a free transfer after his contract at relegated Burnley expired, and Burnley midfielder Dwight McNeil soon joined him, but this cost a reported fee of around 20 million.

Everton also signed former Wolves left side defender Ruben Vinagre on loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal before England centre-back Conor Coady arrived from Wolves on a season-long loan. Aged 29, and formerly the Wolves club captain, Coady had made 273 league appearances for the Molineux club. He was born in Liverpool and started his career with Everton's local rivals. Coady has already worn the captain's armband at his new club, who could yet buy him on favourable terms.

Other signings have included 20-year-old Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana from Lille for 33 million, Neal Maupay from Brighton, and on deadline day Everton re-signed 32-year-old midfielder Idrissa Gueye from PSG. "The Toffees" had sold Gueye to the French club three years ago. Everton also signed Manchester United's 21-year-old midfielder James Garner. Garner had been a key player in Nottingham Forest's promotion campaign last season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin made his first appearance of the season, coming off the bench for the last 15 minutes of Everton's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United. Calvert-Lewin had suffered a "freak injury" to his knee in training before the first game of the season. Players such as Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate, former Spur Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson remain on the injury list with Yerry Mina and Abdoulaye Doucoure back in contention this weekend. Anthony Gordon will have to sit out this game, as he was shown a fifth yellow card of this season in the United game.

Everton had been unbeaten in 6 games until that defeat against United, having hoped for even a point which would have taken them above Liverpool for a rare occasion.

England's number one goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, now 28, is in his sixth season at Everton, after signing from Sunderland in the summer of 2017. Pickford (now capped 45 times) was a Premier League ever-present in his first three seasons at Goodison Park and missed three league games last season. Pickford missed a game before the recent International break and did not join the England squad, but he has been back in action for Everton's last two games.

When he scored twice in our last game, which I described as a "A romp in the park for Spurs", Harry Kane took his individual record against Everton to 13 goals in 14 league games with a brace a feat he has now achieved in six of his last nine appearances against these opponents in this competition. Harry will be making his 400th club appearance if he plays tomorrow.

Emerson Royal will have to serve the second of a three-match ban. Antonio Conte has said that he will not risk Dejan Kulusevski tomorrow. He apparently suffered a slight knock in training yesterday. Apart from the continuing suspension of Emerson, the team news is the same as for our midweek Champions League game. Lucas Moura came through his brief late outing against Eintracht Frankfurt okay, and will be available.

My bold prediction is for a 3-1 home win!

Did you know? Whilst playing in Portugal for Sporting, Eric Dier spent a period as a youth player on loan with Everton. He captained the Everton side against Spurs in this August 2011 game, as reported by the late Ray Lo.

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