Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(53) 41 Goals 34 (62)
(40) 25 Assists 31 (45)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
30.7 Average Age 27.5
181.5 Average Height (cm) 182.5
(1.3) 1.5 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(52%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 44% (46%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.7) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Philip Neville Out 6.57388888888889
Kevin Mirallas Doubtful 7.04777777777778
Seamus Coleman Doubtful 7.10923076923077
Victor Anichebe Doubtful 6.80192307692308
Player Reason Status Rating
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Out 7.11333333333333
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Michael Dawson Out 7.09740740740741
Gareth Bale Out 7.89272727272727
Scott Parker Doubtful 6.80952380952381

Team News

  • Leighton Baines overcame a knock to play the full 90 minutes at Manchester City last week and will be fine to start once again here.
  • There have been reports than Coleman, Mirallas and Anichebe are nearing a return, but none have them have featured in Everton's last few games, so there is little knowing whether they could play.
  • Everton could thus field the same lineup they started with against City.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor returns to the fold after serving a 3 game suspension for the red card he received at Arsenal, but Jermain Defoe has been in fantastic form of late and has probably done enough to retain the starting spot up front.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson could start on the left with Gareth Bale suffering a hamstring injury against Fulham last week, which will significantly weaken Spurs' attack down that left side.
  • Scott Parker has returned to reserve team action and stands a small chance of making the bench.

Prediction

  • The last time Spurs won at Goodison Park was back in February 2007 when a Jermaine Jenas goal stole the points for Spurs. Both teams are much improved since then, arguably Spurs more so, but they have struggled at Everton each time since, drawing 3 and losing the most recent two meetings.
  • Everton started the season incredibly well but have since fallen off the pace a little, winning only one of their last nine Premier League matches, though they are still only 3 points behind their opponents here.
  • A win for the home side would take them above Spurs in the table, but that won't come easily against a resurgent Tottenham side who have won their last 3 matches. Without Bale they will lack some of their cutting edge and may struggle to break Everton down all that often. This could well end in a draw, which would be Everton's 8th in their last 10 league games.
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