Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League clash between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
An Everton the part that has dropped below the dangerous dotted line a Tottenham Hotspur players lined up on the dotted line for Saturday’s Premier League opener at Goodison Park.
The Toffees returned to the relegation zone thanks to a goalless draw with Fulham in midweek, while the Lilywhites came from behind to beat Brentford 3-2 in a tetchy London derby.
A game show
Sean DycheThe Travelers had few motivations to put Fulham to the sword at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening, having seen their EFL Cup dreams crumble and burn at the hands of Marco SilvaMen in December, but both teams left their best shooting boots in the living room.
In West London there were 46 shots – 21 of which came from an Everton side who only enjoyed 31% of the ball – but the referee’s whistle blew without a single hit, thank goodness Jordan Pickford‘s hero is afraid he misses out Beto at the other end of the pitch.
Picking up a point at home where Arsenal failed a month earlier was not a priority for Everton, but thanks to Luton Town’s 4-0 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion, the Toffees now find themselves in 18th place ahead of Saturday. the battle of the day.
The points slide is now over for Dyche’s seed of shame, who now have just one win to show for their last nine appearances in all competitions – a 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace – and Fulham’s lack of consistency. their fifth game in the top flight without scoring a lot of points.
Furthermore, each of Everton’s last three Premier League games have seen the Toffees fail to find the back of the net as players revert to their old ways, but unlike Tottenham’s record in the top flight they are still alive. .
Football, darts and UFC were a big part of the game linked to Spurs’ 3-2 victory against Brentford in the capital on Wednesday evening, where Destiny Udogie, Richarlison and Brennan Johnson to be given Neal Maupay and Ivan ToneyA useless strike at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Despite overseeing the win that saw Tottenham return to the Champions League spot, Ange Postecoglou he always had a bone to pick with his Tottenham players, criticizing his team for going against the authorities and showing too much “bravery” in the heated derby.
Maupay is James Maddison was at the center of a no-ball drama over those who imitated the archery festival, which led Postecoglou to urge players to enter the UFC cage if they wanted to fight, but the Australian was left unsatisfied. his side’s merciless form in the second half.
Thanks to Aston Villa’s defeat at Newcastle United, Tottenham have taken the lion’s share of the top four in the table – albeit thanks to more goals – and will go north having won just one of their last five Premier League games. changes, even if I burn 10 times in a row.
The Lilywhites’ last game before Christmas in 2023 saw Postecoglou’s men win 2-1 at Everton in North London, but Goodison Park has not been the most exciting hunting ground for Tottenham in recent memory, as the Toffees are unbeaten in five home games. game against their guests since 6-2 hit in December 2018.
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Ex-Tottenham loanee Arnaut Danjuma he is in danger of missing out on a reunion with his former employers this weekend, having been forced out of the draw with Fulham due to a groin injury, which Dyche admitted did not look good at the time.
Another ex-Tottenham man, Dele Alliwill also be denied a chance to face his former club as he continues to recover from groin surgery, while Andre Gomes (calf) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (hamstring) stays on the sidelines, but Seamus Coleman (thigh) may return.
Dyche is also hopeless as a midfield fulcrum Amadou Onana will kneel in time on Saturday, when Idrissa Gueye he also has to return to domestic duty after eliminating Senegal from the Africa Cup of Nations.
For the same reasons, the boss of Tottenham Postecoglou should have his defenders in the cage like Papa Sarrbut Mali Yves Bissouma and South Korea Son Heung-min they are still competing for glory with their national teams.
Manor Solomon (knee), Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) and Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) makes three injured players absent from the visitors, who had a bit of a scare when Maddison faced Brentford, but Postecoglou stopped his talk as a compromise.
Sarr’s return is a must see Oliver SkippThe run in the first XI is over, but Johnson’s strike on the bench against Brentford may not be enough to start Wales, as. Timo Werner it also impressed with a spectacular display in the Bees’ batting.
Everton expected to start:
Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Onana, Garner, Gueye, McNeil; Calvert-Lewin
Tottenham Hotspur expected to start:
Vicar; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bentancur; Kulusevski, Maddison, Werner; Richarlison
We say: Everton 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
It wasn’t a reason to try at Craven Cottage, but there seems to be no quick answer to Everton’s problems, although the extra day’s relief and Tottenham’s willingness to concede on the road gives Dyche’s men hope.
Postecoglou’s side came under fire on Wednesday evening, however, and while their defense may not look good, their squad should chase down their predecessors on their way to victory at Goodison.
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