Tottenham Hotspur made easy work of Stoke City last weekend as they romped their way to a 4-0 win over the Potters. Harry Kane was at his usual fantastic self and Dele Alli managed to put the horror show in the Europa League behind his back and bounce back with a good performance. Harry scored 3 and Alli scored 1 as Tottenham stamped their authority on Stoke. A difficult game against Everton awaits them and they will be keen to perform just like the way they did last weekend.
First choice centre-halves Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld were both withdrawn mid-game against Stoke and concerns were raised about their fitness. However, Spurs boss later revealed that the substitutions were just precautionary and that they would be available for the Everton game. The long-term absentees Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are still on the treatment table.
Hugo Lloris (GK):
The club captain is a sure starter and there is no way he wouldn’t start a big game like this one.
Kyle Walker (RB):
Kyle has been phenomenal for Tottenham this season and has grown into one of the best right-backs in the league. He will definitely start the game for Spurs.
Toby Alderweireld (CB):
Alderweireld has grown into a beast at Tottenham and has been brilliant in leading the line during the absence of Vertonghen.
Jan Vertonghen (CB):
Vertonghen limped off in the previous game against Stoke City but is expected to be back fit for this tie against Everton.
Ben Davies (LB):
Ben Davies has been doing a decent job for Tottenham in the absence of Danny Rose and should start this game as well.
Victor Wanyama (CM):
Wanyama was brilliant in the victory over Stoke and Pochettino will slot him in the XI with a hope that he will have a similar game against the Toffees as well.
Mousa Dembele (CM):
Dembele will have his task cut out against an in-form Idrissa Gueye and it will be a test for the midfielder’s defensive abilities this weekend.
Christian Eriksen (RW):
Eriksen is the key to Tottenham’s creation of goal scoring opportunities and he is virtually irremovable from the team.
Dele Alli (CAM):
Having put in a wonderful performance against the Potters, Alli will be full of confidence and will hope to put in a decent performance against the Toffees as well.
Son Heung-Min (LW):
Son has been on and off this season but he is a dangerous player who can cause problems to the opposition. There is no place to take a gamble in a game like this. He should start.
Harry Kane (ST):
Harry Kane has now scored 3 hat-tricks in the last 9 games and he has been brilliant this season too. He has grown in stature as a player and will be the danger man for Tottenham against Everton.