Tottenham vs Everton: New signing Tosun set for debut - FCNaija

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/01/2018

Cenk Tosun is set for his Everton debut against Tottenham, who have an opportunity to put pressure fourth-placed Liverpool, in the late kick-off at Wembley on Saturday.

Spurs are just three points off the Champions League spots and will take confidence from their impressive 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park earlier in the season.

Team News

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks will miss Saturday's game against Everton because of an ongoing ankle problem with defenders Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld remain unavailable but Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns.

Everton's £27m signing Cenk Tosun is expected to be involved at Wembley. The Turkey international signed a week ago from Besiktas and Allardyce confirmed he would be in the squad.

Defender Michael Keane is still sidelined because of a gashed foot, while midfielder Idrissa Gueye is ruled out with a hamstring problem.

Head to Head

Tottenham have won four and drawn three of their last seven meetings with Everton.

Recent Form 

Spurs have won four, draw one and lost from their previous six matches in all competitions, while  Toffees has won one draw two and lost three from the same number of games.

Manager Quotes

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Harry Kane: "For Harry it's so special to win titles and trophies at Tottenham.

"Of course, at the moment he achieves a lot of individual awards but he would like to offer our fans and the club collective trophies."

Everton manager Sam Allardyce: "I think the service provided in the final third is one of our weaknesses and why we're not scoring enough goals.

"We don't have enough natural goalscorers so we have to try and work on that without losing our defensive qualities.

"You're all aware of our interest in Theo Walcott. If that can all be sorted out, which is difficult, then he'd be a great addition."

Predicted Line-ups

Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Son, Dele, Eriksen; Kane

Everton starting XI: Pickford; Holgate, Williams, Jagielka; Calvert-Lewin, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Baines; Rooney, Klaasen; Tosun

Prediction: Spurs 3-1 Everton