En fuego. Four straight wins in all competitions has Spurs looking pretty, sitting in fourth place and win away from tying back up for third place. Players like Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe, Sandro and Aaron Lennon have found a rich vein of from, while Mousa Dembele's return from injury has boosted the whole midfield. However, with Gareth Bale now facing at least two weeks out with injury, a new difficulty arrives.
Standing in the way of third is a trip up to the Merseyside to face Everton. The Toffees were the season's hot starters, but a run in their last four games of three draws and a loss has knocked the team down into 7th place. Marouane Fellaini is absolutely the team's talisman, the leader in both goals and assits. Nikica Jelavic provides a strong option up top, while Steven Naismith has strengthen the midfield.
As for the Prediction League, winning picks from all but The Roosevelts has things staying tight. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
This week's predictions:
Kevin: Fellaini scares the shit out of me. 1-1 Draw
Mechanick: Sandro contains The Rooster, while Deuce nicks the goal in a game we have no business winning. 1-0 Spurs
Ryan: Is Weezus back yet? How about now? 1-1 Draw
Ashlock: Everton is a hard place to play and Tottenham don't have Gareth Bale. 2-1 Everton
The Roosevelts: Fellaini also scares the shit out of me, but not that much. 3-2 Spurs
Ed: No Bale is paradoxically going to be the root of our success in this match. Seamus Coleman and Tony Hibbert will be left wandering the pitch in his absence trying to figure out who they're meant to be dedicating all their attention to double-marking, and in the background Spurs will sneak a quiet win. 2-1 Spurs
Uncle Menno: Fellaini sounds like a sex act and looks like a chicken. However, we've gone tougher places and won. Plus Ade's back. I say 2-1 Spurs.
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