Tottenham's Opening FixturesManchester United 1-0 TottenhamTottenham 2-2 Stoke
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton FC
White Hart Lane
Saturday 29th August 17:00
Premier League Match 4
(Dier, Chadli)Leicester 1-1 Tottenham
Tottenham v Everton
Sunderland v TottenhamEverton's Opening FixturesEverton 2-2 Watford
(Barkley, Kone)Southampton 0-3 Everton
(Lukaku x2, Barkley)Everton 0-2 Man CityBarnsley 3-5 Everton
- Capital One Cup (Mirallas, Naismith, O.G, Lukaku x2)
Tottenham v Everton
Tottenham go into the fourth match of the Premier League season still to taste victory this campaign following a 1-1 draw away to Leicester City last weekend. Spurs have been pegged back in their last couple of matches as they surrendered a 2-0 lead against Stoke City in their first home match this season. In this fixture last season, Roberto Soldado scored his only league goal of the season which is good news for Harry Kane who is yet to put his name on the scoresheet. In fact, Kane has only scored 2 goals in his last 11 premier league appearances (including a goal against Everton) whereas he managed 14 goals in the previous 11 matches. Pochettino has had an unspectacular time as Tottenham manager and currently has a lower win percentage at White Hart Lane (50%) than Tim Sherwood (73%), Harry Redknapp (64%), Martin Jol (59%) and Andre Villas-Boas (52%) had when they were in charge.
Hugo Lloris is regarded as one of the better keepers in the league and has just come off a consistent season at Spurs with a pretty torrid defence playing in front of him. Tim Howard probably came under more criticism than he ever had in an Everton shirt during last season but then again, nobody came out of last season with too much credit. The biggest disparity from the above nonsense is probably is the saves category in which Lloris appears to be a lot more productive and there were only four goalkeepers (Fabianski, Green, Pantilimon, Adrian) who made more Saves Per90 than the Tottenham shot stopper last season. By comparison, there were only two goalkeepers in the Premier League with a lesser Saves Per90 statistic (Begovic, Mignolet). Howard definitely grows a better beard.
Everton lost their first match of the season with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last weekend and now have to travel to a side who have beaten The Toffees more times (22) than they have any other Premier League club and who have also scored against Everton (66) more times than they have against any other club. Everton actually have the opportunity to create a bit of Premier League history as they have won on their last two trips to the capital (Queen's Park Rangers, West Ham) and a win on Saturday will be the first time Everton have won three successive away matches in London during the Premier League era. Everton haven't actually won any of their last five meetings with Spurs (D2, L3) and haven't won any of their last six meetings at White Hart Lane (D2, L4). Steven Pienaar was the last Everton to score a winning goal for The Toffees away to Tottenham, in 2008.
Closer than you expected, huh? Nacer Chadli was one of three Tottenham players to scored double figures in the premier league last season with 11 goals (Kane 21, Eriksen 10) and their top scorer after those three was Danny Rose with 3 goals. Kevin Mirallas had a somehat injury prone career at Everton and does still post the better stats over the last two and a bit seasons. Both have gotten on the scoresheet this season but Mirallas' goal came against Barnsley in the cup whilst Chadli doubled Spurs' lead against Stoke in thier only home match so far this season.
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