Everton have experienced early exits in the Europa League, Carabao Cup and now the FA Cup this season. The Premier League is the only competition left to play for. The Blues will not be winning the league, but they still have a good chance to jump up the table and position themselves for European competition.
Currently, they sit in ninth place, three points behind eighth-place Leicester City and seven points from seventh-place Burnley. Everton is getting killed by their -9 goal differential. The addition of Cenk Tosun should help the goalscoring record of the club, but the defense needs to step up and stop leaking goals. Spurs will provide a good test.
Tottenham Hotspur find themselves in a disappointing fifth place in the league. However, fourth-place Liverpool only lead them by three points and have a tough matchup with Manchester City this weekend. A win for Spurs could very likely vault them back into the Champions League spots.
These two sides met back on September 9. It didn’t go well for Everton. They lost 3-0 courtesy of a brace from Harry Kane and a Christian Eriksen goal mixed in there. The Toffees seem ready to put up a better fight this time around, but that’s why they play the games.
Date and start time: Saturday, January 13th at 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m ET / 5:30 p.m. BST
Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Weather: 42°F/6°C, cloudy, 10% chance of precipitation, 8 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBC, Universo - United States; BT Sport 1 - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, Spurs Live Match Centre, SiriusXM FC, TalkSport Radio
Live stream: BT Sports Live, NBC Sports Live, fuboTV, Universo NOW
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI - Pickford; Martina, Jagielka, Holgate, Kenny; Gueye, McCarthy; Sigurdsson, Rooney, Bolasie; Tosun.
Subs: Robles, Schneiderlin, Williams, Lennon, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman.
Starting XI - Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Son, Dele, Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Sissoko, Lamela, Llorente.