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PREVIEW: Tottenham Hotspur Will Go In Search Of Their Third Successive Win In All Tournaments When They Welcome Everton

Tottenham face Everton today knowing a win will take them to within a point of leaders Arsenal.

Spurs beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday to take a giant step towards the knockout stage despite a late wobble.

With Arsenal and Manchester City not in action until Sunday, Tottenham bid to continue a decent run of form since their defeat to the Gunners in the north London


Tottenham attacker Dejan Kulusevski was not quite ready to be involved against Frankfurt following his hamstring injury, and Conte has now conceded that the 22-year-old is not worth risking for Saturday either.

Kulusevski is also not guaranteed to be back for next week’s clash with Manchester United, but Lucas Moura was fit enough for a substitute cameo in midweek following a tendon issue, and Conte could have Japhet Tanganga back from a knock for the visit of Everton.

Emerson Royal will drop back down to the naughty step as he serves the second of a three-game domestic suspension, so Matt Doherty can feel confident about his chances of back-to-back Premier League starts.

The fresh legs of Ivan Perisic may also be preferred on the left over Ryan Sessegnon, while Richarlison will be desperate to start and score his first Premier League goal for Spurs against his former club.

Meanwhile, Everton striker Calvert-Lewin was able to come off the bench for 14 minutes against Man United – his first appearance of the season after a knee injury – but Lampard still needs to determine whether the Englishman is ready to start.

Ben Godfrey, Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson remain on the sidelines, while Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate also need a little longer to recover, and Anthony Gordon will serve a suspension after picking up five yellow cards. Abdoulaye Doucoure, meanwhile, will be fine to feature despite a family issue.

The decision to drop Dwight McNeil for Gordon backfired on Lampard last weekend, and the former can expect an immediate recall to the XI while his teammate watches on from the sidelines.

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son

Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Coady, Mykolenko; Onana, Gueye, Iwobi; McNeil, Maupay, Gray


We say: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Everton

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