Spurs versus Everton: (match preview)
Date: Saturday 9 September, kick off: 15:00pm
Venue: Goodison park
Referee: Graham Scott
Last seasons meetings: 1-1, 3-2 Spurs.
Premier league action returns for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side on Saturday afternoon, when the lilywhites make the trip up to Merseyside to face Everton at Goodison park. The toffees home ground has become a bit of a bogey ground for Spurs over recent years, with Spurs only winning twice their in the last 10 years. It’s certainly been a mixed start to the season for the lads, on the back of a challenging start to life at Wembley Spurs have got four points on the board from their first three games. Whilst the opposition who have spent heavily over the summer following the departure of star man Romelu Lukaku, have also got four points on the board. Ronald Koeman is building something special at Everton, as they look to build on last seasons seventh placed finish, he’s brought in 14 players including talents such as Wayne Rooney and former Spurs man Gylfi Siggurdson. But the Dutchman is also bringing through a lot of young English talent, much like our own manager Mauricio Pochettino. The toffees who have very strong home form, are likely to prove a very tough away test for our players, the blues had the fourth best home form in the league last season. Whilst it’s unknown whether new Spurs signings Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth and Fernando Llorente could debut, I’m expecting a slightly altered side to the one that drew to Burnley at Wembley, I have a feeling Pochettino will want to inject pace in to the game, so I’m guessing Moussa Sissoko will start down the right.
Everton are a well structured side with a mean defence, their new recruits Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurrdson’s creativity are likely to be their main attacking threat. You never know what can happen after an international break but I’m quite optimistic for Saturdays game, but most importantly of all we cannot lose! COYS
Spurs absentees: Lamela, Rose, Nkoudou, Wanyama.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris(c), Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
My predicted score line: 3-1 to Spurs courtesy of a hat trick from Harry Kane!
One to watch: The toffees tireless defensive midfielder, Idrissa Gueye. The Senegalese international is such an integral part of Ronald Koeman’s side.