Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton: Lineups and Live Match Thread

Stu Forster

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Everton to North London in what is shaping up to be a very important game for both team's Champions League qualification hopes.

Tottenham Hotspur find themselves in an odd position today. Following the mid-week injuries to Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, Spurs will be without the services of both "wingers". This will be the first time one of them hasn't been in the lineup in the league since 2009.

Everton are also without some key contributors, namely Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar.

Jan Vertonghen gets moved out to the left back position for some reason. Naughton wasn't that great last week, but I'm really not sure why Benoit Assou-Ekotto isn't playing.

There's no striker on the bench, but Cristian Ceballos is there and Tom Carrol returns from injury. This is Ceballos's first time being included in the 18-man squad for a league game.

It looks like David Moyes is going to continue his three at the back experiment, which could bode well for Tottenham. Coleman and Baines will be playing the wingback position and could cause problems for Spurs, but the midfield looks pretty week. Kevin Mirallas has, apparently, been deemed fit and ready.

Kickoff is at 2:05 local time (9:05 ET). The match can be seen on Fox Soccer in the US, ESPN UK in the UK, and Sportsnet World in Canada.

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