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Spurs Odyssey Preview - Everton v Spurs, 03.02.24

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Full Record of Spurs -v- Everton
Prem          Pl   W   D   L   For- Ag  Pts
Home          32  20   8   4   63 - 33  68
Away          31  10  16   5   37 - 27  46
Total(Prem)   63  30  24   9  100 - 60 114   1.81 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)   63  30  24   9  100 - 60 114 
Total(Div 1) 108  35  33  40  167 -155 110
Total(Div 2)   2   1   0   1    3 -  4   2
Grand Total  173  66  57  50  270 -219 226

Last Six Premier League results:-

Everton     -     WLLLDD

Burnley    0-2    Everton
Spurs      2-1    Everton
Everton    1-3    Man City
Wolves     3-0    Everton
Everton    0-0    A. Villa
Fulham     0-0    Everton

Spurs       -     WWLWDW
Nottm Fst  0-2    Spurs
Spurs      2-1    Everton
Brighton   4-2    Spurs
Spurs      3-1    B'mouth
Man Utd    2-2    Spurs
Spurs      3-2    Brentford

Pos           P  W  D  L   F-A   GD  Pts
 4. Spurs    22 13  4  5  47-33  14   43
18. Everton  22  8  4 10  24-28  -4   18 *

* Everton deducted 10 pts (17/11/23)
  EPL Profit & Sustainability rules

A quick turnaround on two counts

Goodison Park - 07.11.21

This game (being televised by TNT Sports tomorrow at 12.30pm) sees a quick turnaround on two counts. Firstly, Spurs played on Wednesday night and face an early Saturday kick-off. Everton's midweek game was on Tuesday when they drew at Craven Cottage. It was Everton's second consecutive goalless draw and the result saw them drop again into the bottom three.

Secondly, we played Everton at home on December 23rd, when we won 2-1. Former "Toffee" Richarlison opened the scoring in the ninth minute, latching onto a sharp cross by Brennan Johnson. Pape Sarr had enabled the move with a good ball to Johnson. Sarr's African Cup of Nations journey ended on Monday night when his Senegal team were knocked out on penalties by The Ivory Coast. Ange Postecoglou has indicated that Sarr should be fit to play in tomorrow's game. However, Spurs are still missing Yves Bissouma and Son Heung-min whose teams have progressed in their relevant international tournaments. It was Son who scored our second goal against Everton in December. That was our 100th Premier League goal against Everton, who have scored 60 against us.

In the run-up to our December match, Sean Dyche's men had been showing some form, perhaps as a response to the 10-point deduction imposed in November. They had four consecutive wins, including games against Newcastle and Chelsea. Since Christmas however, Everton's form has taken another nosedive with three defeats and two draws. Last week they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Luton, who shocked Brighton on Tuesday night. Like us, Everton's season now consists of 16 league games. In their case survival is the objective, potentially even harder because they learned recently of an additional FA charge regarding their financial (mis-)management.

Everton's appeal hearing over their record 10-point deduction for breaching financial rules began on Wednesday. I've heard no news on any result at the time of writing (Friday morning).

Like Spurs, Everton have had a player on duty with Senegal in Africa. Idrissa Gueye played limited minutes without a start for his country and should be 100% available for tomorrow's game. Abdoulaye Doucoure is a doubt and although he has trained on grass, is probably a week away from fitness. Seamus Coleman, Amadou Onana and Arnaut Danjuma face late fitness tests.

This time last year, Danjuma was on loan with Spurs and scored his first club goal in a fourth round FA Cup win at Preston. Danjuma has been on loan all this season with Everton (from Villarreal) and scored just two goals in consecutive games in August/September. Those goals were in the league cup against Doncaster and against Sheffield United in the Premier League. He has appeared in 14 league games for "The Toffees" and played 595 minutes.

Spurs extended their club-record run of now scoring in 34 successive league matches, after their win against Brentford on Wednesday night. Sarr is likely to be the only change to the squad after Wednesday's game. I wouldn't mind seeing the same team as that which started the second half against Brentford, perhaps with the inclusion of Sarr for Johnson. I'd certainly like to see the same degree of dynamism as seen in those early second half minutes against Brentford, with three goals of course! However, my prediction is less optimistic, as I have us winning this one 2-0. Here's hoping!

Michael Oliver will be refereeing his 49th Spurs game. Over a period exceeding 13 years, Mr Oliver has previously had charge of four matches between Spurs and Everton. In January 2014 we won 2-1 at home (Eriksen, Soldado). Two years later we drew 1-1 at Goodison Park. Everton's goal was scored by former Spur Aaron Lennon, whilst Dele Alli scored for Spurs. I said that Dele's "touch to control and score was magnificent."

Dele is still on Everton's books but has not appeared this season and recently had to undergo surgery. Dele scored our third goal in a 3-2 home win in March 2017 in Mr. Oliver's third Spurs-Everton fixture. The two teams drew again at Goodison Park in April 2021 with Mr Oliver in charge for the fourth time. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored Everton's goals and a certain Harry Kane scored our goals.

Everton are mourning the passing in January of former centre-half John Hurst, who was 76. Hurst was a League Championship winner with "The Toffees" in 1969-70 when he was an ever-present along with Joe Royle, Gordon West and Tommy Wright. Hurst's centre-half partner was England international Brian Labone. Hurst subsequently worked under Joe Royle as an Everton coach in the 90s.

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