Tottenham won for the third time in four Premier League fixtures with their slender victory at Brighton last weekend and Antonio Conte’s side kept the good results coming with a 3-2 triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday. Everton meanwhile, had their six-game unbeaten surge halted by Manchester United last time out and the Toffees will kick off this evening’s contest as underdogs in London.
We’ve put together a stats pack for this evening’s match below, which is spilling over with info on cards, corners, shots, fouls, xG and more from the clubs’ Premier League fixtures since the summer. Hopefully, you’ll be able to use our stats when picking your bet builders later on.
Emerson Royal is still suspended for Tottenham, though Dejan Kulusevski and Japhet Tanganga should be fit enough to return to the squad.
Antonio Conte isn’t big on rotation and the Italian would like to pick most of the same players that featured against Frankfurt in midweek. Richarlison picked up a knee injury against the Germans, however, which might force Conte into making a switch up front.
Ben Godfrey, Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson are still out injured for Everton, though Mason Holgate and Yerry Mina returned to training this week and could be drafted in.
Anthony Gordon picked up his fifth booking of the season against Man Utd last weekend and the winger is suspended today as a consequence. Dominic Calvert-Lewin made his first appearance of the campaign off the bench in the same game, though he is unlikely to start here.
Tottenham dug out a 1-0 victory over Brighton last weekend, though their overall performance didn’t exactly set pulses racing again.
Spurs are still conceding more attempts p/90 (15.70) than they are racking up in attack (13.7), while the balance of their xG is also tilted against them. Those numbers suggest a downturn in results could be in the offing soon.
Everton took an early lead against Man Utd last week, though they rarely looked like adding a second. Indeed, the Toffees have struggled in the goal-getting department all season long.
They’ve managed to notch just 0.89 goals per 90 minutes, while their xG (1.33 p/90) is also worryingly low. Everton’s league fixtures have also featured plenty of cards so far with an average of 4.33 of them brandished per Toffees’ match to date.
Player Shots and Shots on Target
Tottenham are still hugely reliant on Harry Kane (3.39 shots p/90) and Heung-min Son (3.09) in the final third and both players found the net against Frankfurt in midweek. The dynamic duo mustered six shots between them when Everton last visited the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in May.
Richarlison (2.25 shots p/90) is working hard to add another dimension to the Spurs attack, though he needs to improve his accuracy (0.84 SOT p/90) to match his deadlier teammates. If he’s fit, he will be keen to do some damage against his old club.
Academy graduate Anthony Gordon tops the ranks at Everton for shots on target per 90 minutes this season (1.70) and his ability to carve open defences will be missed today.
Demarai Gray (2.28 shots p/90) can threaten from wider positions, while the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who had three attempts against Tottenham in May, should help to sharpen the Toffees’ edge in the final third.
Player Goals and Assists
Harry Kane bagged his eighth Premier League goal of the season against Brighton last weekend and the prolific centre-forward added to his overall tally for the campaign with a well-taken penalty against Frankfurt on Wednesday.
Heung-min Son has chipped in with five goal contributions (3G, 2A) in the league and he boosted his confidence with a superb brace in the Champions League in midweek. Eric Dier has scored twice from centre-half and both of his goals were registered in home fixtures for Tottenham.
Anthony Gordon is Everton’s leading marksman in the league, though his haul of just two goals highlights the dearth of attacking options at Frank Lampard’s disposal.
Alex Iwobi hit his first goal of the campaign against Man Utd last weekend and the Nigerian midfielder has been his team’s most creative force this term (three assists). Iwobi made crucial goals against West Ham and Southampton before the Toffees’ tussle with United.
Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur (1.92 fouls p/90) has been booked twice in the Premier League this season and the ex-Juventus schemer is worth watching alongside his partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg today. The tough-tackling Dane has been carded four times for club and country this term.
With Emerson Royal suspended, Ivan Perisic could stand in at right wing-back for Spurs and the veteran, who has been cautioned twice in five starts, has been committing 1.96 fouls per 90 minutes for his new club.
Idrissa Gueye (fouled 2.81 times p/90) and Amadou Onana (fouled 1.94 times p/90) form an aggressive duo in midfield for Everton and both players have been receiving their fair share of knocks this season. Their battles with Bentancur and Hojbjerg today are just oozing with card potential.
On the flank, pacey winger Demarai Gray (3.18 dribbles p/90) will be keen to test 33-year-old Ivan Perisic’s running power and that individual head-to-head duel could interest referee Paul Tierney.
Match-Ups to watch
Rodrigo Bentancur vs Idrissa Gueye
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg vs Amadou Onana
Ivan Perisic vs Demarai Gray
Amadou Onana is all limbs in midfield and his awkward challenges have drawn three bookings in just eight appearances for Everton this season.
Seamus Coleman has just turned 34 and though he doesn’t feature on our ill-disciplined list, the Irishman looked his age against Man Utd last week and he won’t relish chasing after Tottenham’s rapid forwards today.
On the opposite side, Vitaliy Mykolenko (0.9 fouls p/90) has collected just one booking this season, though he will enjoy biting at ex-Everton star Richarlison’s ankles if the Brazilian starts.
Heung-min Son has been fouled 1.89 times per 90 minutes in the Premier League this term and his searing pace should make him a target for veteran defender Seamus Coleman today.
Everton fans used to love Richarlison’s (fouled 2.2 times p/90) combative approach, though they could be on the receiving end of the Brazilian’s combustive style this evening and Vitaliy Mykolenko will have to get physical to match him.
Harry Kane has drawn 1.70 fouls p/90 this season, the majority of which were drawn when the striker drifted deep to pick up possession. Watch out for Amadou Onana’s tackles when Kane moves into his zone.
Match-Ups to watch
Seamus Coleman vs Heung-min Son
Vitaliy Mykolenko vs Richarlison
Amadou Onana vs Harry Kane
That’s it for my Tottenhm vs Everton stats pack. This could be a feisty affair, Tottenham certainly aren’t shy of a tackle and Everton will to scrap their way to a point. This could be a great one for bet builders if the referee gets overly involved.
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