The Toffees are coming! Tottenham Hotspur welcomes Everton Football Club to White Hart Lane today for a (once again) crucial match for both clubs. Everton is a club in direct competition with Spurs for that coveted top four place and Champions League qualification. The Toffees started the season off very slowly but have gradually inched their way back up the table. A win for either club would put them within two points of the promised land. For Spurs, getting points is even more crucial with a midweek match against unbeaten Chelsea looming.
Everton (to face Spurs): Howard, Baines, Jagielka (c), Distin, Coleman, Barry, Besic, Eto'o, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku. #TOTvEFC— Everton (@Everton) November 30, 2014
Everton subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Atsu, Osman, Pienaar, Garbutt. #TOTvEFC— Everton (@Everton) November 30, 2014
Fascinating lineup. The Bentaleb-Mason midfield both intrigues and terrifies me, and while I'm not convinced it's not crazy I still was expecting Stambouli (who doesn't make the squad). Aaron Lennon also gets the start in place of Lamela, who's on the bench, and according to the lineup, it appears that Christian Eriksen might be starting wide
right left in a 4-4-2. We'll see how it looks on the pitch, though. The burgeoning strike partnership of Kane and Soldado continues; Adebayor is also not in the side today.
For Everton, Baines, Coleman, and Jagielka all start in the Toffee's defense, which must surely assuage some Everton supporters. Gareth Barry is likewise back in the side. Both Eto'o and Lukaku are starting today, which terrifies me. Steven "Scottish Messi" Naismith is not yet ready to return.
How to Watch:
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton FC – Sunday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. EST (4:00 p.m. UK)
The match will be televised in the USA on NBC Sports and online at NBC Sports Live Extra. Catch it on Sky Sports 1 in the UK, Fox Sports 4 in Oz, and TSN in Canada.
Standard match thread rules apply: keep the knees from jerking, no abuse directed towards players or managers. No links to illegal streams in the comments. Brix and Willman are watching, yo.