Everton FC v Tottenham HotspurEverton's last 5 matchesEverton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Sunday 3rd January 16:00
Premier League Match #20
(Lukaku)Norwich 1-1 Everton
(Lukaku)Everton 2-3 Leicester
(Lukaku, Mirallas)Newcastle 0-1 Everton
(Cleverley)Everton 3-4 Stoke
(Lukaku x2, Deulofeu)Tottenham's last 5 matchesTottenham 4-1 Monaco
- Europa League (Lamela x3, Carroll)Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle
(Dier)Southampton 0-2 Tottenham
(Kane, Alli)Tottenham 3-0 Norwich
(Kane, Kane Pen, CarrollWatford 1-2 Tottenham
Everton fell to their second consecutive home defeat last weekend with a 4-3 loss to Stoke City. The Toffees have now won just three of their previous 12 Premier League matches (D5, L4) and recent history suggests that this statistic will only continue to deteriorate as Everton haven't won any of their last six league meetings (D3, L3) against Tottenham. The one shining light for Everton has been going forward this season as only Leicester City & Manchester City (37) have scored more than the Toffee's 35 goals this season and they're one of just two teams (Manchester City - 29) to have scored 20+ goals in home fixtures this season. However, Everton have conceded a league high 19 goals in just 10 league matches at Goodison Park this season and they have kept just one clean sheet in the process which is the joint lowest alongside Aston Villa. Everton and Villa are also the only sides yet to beat anyone in the top half of the table this season with Everton taking just five points from a possible 30 so far this season.
Romelu Lukaku's brace against Stoke City last Monday took him joint top of the scoring charts alongside Jamie Vardy in the Premier League. The Belgian has been on a hot-streak of late with 11 goals in his last 10 appearances for Everton in all competitions and he has also scored in each of his last five premier league matches at Goodison Park (7 goals). Meanwhile, Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in the league this season with two of those coming from the penalty spot. Kane's tally of 27 goals was the most scored in the Premier League by a single player in the whole of 2015 with Lukaku a distant joint 2nd place with 19 goals. Last season, 16 of Kane's 21 Premier League goals came after New Year's Day. Kane was also terrible at the 2013 Under 20 World Cup.
I don't have a butchered graphic on Spurs because it's been a hectic week so no apologies for that. Spurs made it three Premier League victories in a row as they snatched an injury time victory over Watford at Vicarage Road last week and they'll be looking for a fourth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since January 2014 in this match. Tottenham have won their first fixture of the new calendar year in each of the last five seasons including victories over Chelsea and Manchester United in the two. They have lost just eight times in Premier League history against Everton and are on an unbeaten run of six matches in which they've kept a clean sheet against the Toffees in four of the last five meetings. Pochettino's side have lost just once on the road this season and that came on the opening day of the season against Manchester United, since then they've won four of their eight matches away from home.
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