Tottenham vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be hoping to improve on their poor home record as they take on fellow top four hopefuls Everton, with both sides coming into this having secured their Europa League progress in midweek.

Mauricio Pochettino has seen his men lose four out of six on their own turf, a record that must be improved if they are to have any chance of achieving their ambitions this season. Opposition teams have been given too much encouragement at the Lane, with Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and Stoke City all profiting.

Fortunes on the road have been slightly better for Spurs, but at both Aston Villa and Hull City they were aided by red cards, which gave them the impetus to turn losing positions into three points.

The visitors will arrive here full of confidence after a superb showing in Germany against Wolfsburg on Thursday, while their recent run in the Premier League has also been impressive, with Leon Osman scoring the winner in a hard-fought game against West Ham United to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Manager Roberto Martinez is also boosted by the return of several key players, with Kevin Mirallas and Arouna Kone having made their comeback, while Leighton Baines, Gareth Barry, Steven Naismith and Steven Pienaar are now set to return, making their setup considerably stronger.

But they are still without Bryan Oviedo, John Stones and Darron Gibson, with James McCarthy set to be assessed ahead of this clash due to a hamstring injury.

The hosts are without a number of key players, with Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton, Nacer Chadli, Danny Rose, Emmanuel Adebayor, Etienne Capoue, Andros Townsend and captain Younes Kaboul all likely to miss out.

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