Tottenham v Everton: Preview, Team News, KO, Television And More…


Andros Townsend [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]The Premier League clash between Tottenham and Everton at White Hart Lane is crucial for both clubs as they seek a top-4 and Champions League finish. A draw would not be a good result for either team.

Team: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose, Lennon, Paulinho, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Dembele, Adebayor

Subs: Friedel, Naughton, Kaboul, Capoue, Townsend, Defoe, Soldado.

Everton have had a good season and their home win over Aston Villa last weekend took them back into 5th place ahead of Spurs who took only a point from their game at Hull. Under Roberto Martinez, Everton have built on the solid defensive foundation and work ethic that David Moyes had given the team by adding a greater style and flair. Everton have lost only 3 League games this season with their only major disappointment being a 4 – 0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield in their last away game.

Date: Sunday, 9th Febuary, 2014
Kick-off Time: 1.30pm (UK time)
TV Channel: Sky Sports 1

Tottenham’s Home League Record v Everton (inc. PL)

P  76  W  38  D  22  L  16  For  149  Ag  93

Record at WHL in Premier League against Everton

 P  21  W  12  D  6  L  3  For  41  Ag  26

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Last Season

Tottenham and Everton drew 2 – 2 at White Hart Lane last season. The match was played in early April and Spurs were without Aaron Lennon ad Gareth Bale who had both been injured in the midweek Europa League match with Basle. Tottenham scored early and late to salvage a point. The early strike came from Emmanuel Adebayor who put Spurs ahead after 33 seconds and Gylfi Sigurdssn’s late equaliser came with four minutes to play against a determined and well organised Everton team. The visitors recovered from their terrible start by equalising from a corner after 15 minutes and went ahead with an exciting goal early in the second half.

Tottenham have won more Premier League games against Everton than against any other team but have only had one win over them in the last seven meetings, a 2 – 0 win in January, 2012.

Hugo Lloris with Aaron Lennon and Gylfi Sigurdsson [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]Earlier This Season

The main talking point from the match at Goodison Park in November was the injury to Hugo Lloris and the controversial decision for him to continue playing for the final minutes fafter being concussed in the collision. The match ended in a scoreless draw with Spurs having the better of the first half but Everton were the stronger team after the interval.


They have won 12 and drawn 9 of their 24 League games to date. They have lost only twice, away from Goodison Park, at Anfield and at Manchester City last October, their first defeat of the season. Their only other defeat was an unexpected loss at home to Sunderland on Boxing Day.

Their season started slowly with 3 successive draws at Norwich, at home to WBA and at Cardiff. They followed these results with their first win, a 1 – 0 success over Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Their away record shows 4 away wins at West Ham (3 – 2), Aston Villa (2 – 1), Manchester United (1 – 0) and at Swansea (2 -1) in December. They also have taken a point at Palace (0 – 0), Arsenal, Stoke and WBA (all 1 – 1). They have scored 14 goals away from home and conceded 15.

Everton are a very experienced team with three players on loan having had a significant influence on their season. Their leading scorer in all competitions is Romelu Lukaku with 9 goals, on loan from Chelsea. Gareth Barry who is on loan from Manchester City has brought stability and drive to midfield while Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona has brought exciting flair to the team. Seamus Coleman has scored 6 goals and Kevin Mirallas has 5. Steven Pienaar has rediscovered the form which he never displayed while with Tottenham.

Team News


Tim Sherwood has only three players out with injury for this match – Sandro, Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela. Andros Townsend is ready for selection having been out since mid-December while Mousa Dembele who missed last weekend’s match has recovered. With an almost fully fit squad, Sherwood will have to make some important decisions on the composition of his side. It would be expected that Dembele would return to central midfield in place of Nabil Bentaleb who has done very well since coming into the side. With Townsend available, Sherwood will have to decide on his formation and whether to play two wingers. If he does then Roberto Soldado could return to the bench with Emmanuel Adebayor as the lone striker.


Everton are expected to be at full strength with players returning from injury including Deulofeu and Coleman. Another loan signing, striker Lacina Traore, from Monaco, has recovered from injury concerns and could make his debut.

This is a vital game for both teams and neither side can afford to drop any points but it could well end in a draw. Tottenham’s home form has been poor this season while Everton rarely lose on their travels. If it were to end in a draw both clubs would see a gap open up to that coveted fourth Champions League place.