Everton are on a miserable run of form and now they get to face a potentially revitalised Spurs side who have Antonio Conte in the dugout for a league game for the first time.
So how will the Blues line up as Rafa looks to stop the rot?
There’s a little bit of good news as Lucas Digne is expected to return for this one.
However, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina still aren’t ready to return.
Perennial absentee Fabian Delph actually put in a good performance after emerging from the bench at half-time against Wolves, but Rafa hinted that he’s also a doubt for this one – although that should come as no surprise.
Tactics and Formation
4-2-3-1 has been the primary setup this season although there is a few mumblings among the Blues faithful that Everton get overrun in midfield when Abdoulaye Doucoure is absent. There’s a chance, therefore that the Blues could shift to a 4-3-3 and add an extra body in central midfield.
Starters (likelihood of starting rated out of 10)
Jordan Pickford – 9/10
Seamus Coleman – 8/10
Lucas Digne – 8/10
Ben Godfrey – 8/10
Michael Keane – 8/10
Allan – 10/10
Fabian Delph – 7/10
If he’s fit, he should start after an impressive display against Wolves. Always a big if though.
Andros Townsend – 10/10
Demarai Gray – 10/10
Anthony Gordon – 7/10
Everyone knows he should be starting ahead of Iwobi. Except maybe Rafa, that is.
Richarlison – 10/10
Mason Holgate - Toss up at this point if he's any worse than Godfrey.
Alex Iwobi - Apart from the well-taken goal last weekend, did he really do much else?