Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur: Match preview, predictions, team news, venue, and more | Premier League 2018-19
The last match of gameweek 18 is going to be another cracker, as Mauricio Pochettino's men face Everton FC at Goodison Park. Spurs are in great form, but the speculation over the future of their manager could cause a chaotic situation in the dressing room.
Tottenham have 39 points, while their opponents have garnered 24 points from 17 games. The difference between both teams is 15 points, but we can expect an entertaining match, as this fixture has always been exciting.
Venue: Goodison Park
Date: 23 December 2018
Time: 16:00 (GMT)
Referee: Paul Tierney
Everton is likely to challenge Tottenham Hotspur with a full-strength squad, as their star midfielder, James McCarthy, is set to return after 11 months out with a broken leg.
Idrissa Gueye could also make his return after a groin injury, and Richarlison is likely to start as the centre-forward.
Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, and Victor Wanyama are definitely going to miss the match. Davinson Sanchez is set to return from a hamstring injury, while Serge Aurier and Mousa Dembele are close to recovery.
Ben Davis could start again at centre-back, as he did against Burnley in the absence of Jan Vertonghen.
Everton FC: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gomes, Gueye, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Moura, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.
Form in last 5 matches (all competitions)
Tottenham Hotspur: L-W-W-D-W
Did you know?
Everton FC are unbeaten in their last six league matches at Goodison Park, winning 4 and drawing 2 matches at home.
Everton will have the home support, and they could make the most of it, as they have some quality players.
Everton FC 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur