Tottenham Hotspur v Everton: Premier League – live!

13 January 2018 04:41
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-offAnd feel free to drop Scott an email hereFans of classic football could do worse than this 4.41pm GMT Tottenham’s side for last week’s 3-0 win over Wimbledon in the FA Cup was a much-changed one. So perhaps it’s more relevant to compare tonight’s starting XI to the one sent out against West Ham in the Premier League a couple of Thursdays ago. There’s just the one change: Mousa Dembele takes the place of his near-namesake Moussa Sissoko, who drops to the bench.Everton however named their first-choice XI at Liverpool in the cup, so let’s compare their team to that. And yes I am making these rules up as I go along. Morgan Schneiderlin and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are benched. Their replacements: Idrissa Gueye and, making his debut for the Toffees, £27m striker Cenk Tosun. 4.32pm GMT Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.Subs: Trippier, Lamela, Wanyama, Vorm, Sissoko, Llorente, Walker-Peters.Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Jagielka, Martina, McCarthy, Gueye, Bolasie, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Tosun.Subs: Schneiderlin, Williams, Lennon, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Robles. 2.48pm GMT Tottenham Hotspur started the 1958-59 season badly. In relegation bother, they eased manager Jimmy Anderson out of the way and gave the job to Bill Nicholson. The great man’s first match was at home to Everton, and he watched in open-mouthed disbelief as his charges won 10-4, Bobby Smith helping himself to four goals. “It can only get worse,” a deadpan Danny Blanchflower told his new boss upon ambling off the pitch.Yes, it’s probably fair to say Spurs won’t repeat that scoreline in this fixture today. But it is fair to say that Everton will nevertheless approach this evening’s match with some trepidation. They haven’t won a single match against teams above them in the table this season, and they’re currently on a three-game losing run, Sam Allardyce’s honeymoon bounce (apologies for the mental picture) now a thing of the past. Everton were comprehensively dispatched 3-0 by Spurs at Goodison back in September; they haven’t beaten the north Londonders since December 2012; they haven’t won at Spurs since November 2008. Neither form nor history is on their side. Continue reading. . read full article

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