Its all change at Everton this season as Ronald Koeman takes to the helm for his first full season at Goodison.
A top four finish has always been the ambition and after a promising start, Roberto Martinez was shown the door last May and there is a definite air of optimism with this current squad. Youngsters Ross Barkley and John Stones fell away during the end of last season and Koeman is sure to push them on this year to realise their full potential.
The Dutchman has managed to hold on to the services of Romelu Lukaku, who appear to be a guaranteed goal scorer at this level, reaching double figures in each of his four Premier League seasons, and once again, if they can hold off the interests of Chelsea the Belgian should once again provide attacking impetus.
Tottenham will still be kicking themselves after putting themselves in a superb position last season, only to end up in a disappointing third place, however the signs are there pre season that the side will once again be a force to be reckoned with.
Defensively, Spurs were solid at the back, conceding only 35 goals and with Harry Kane once again ably supported by the ever reliable Christian Eriksen, Delle Ali and the emerging Erik Lamela, the Lilywhites should certainly go close, and a top four finish is certainly once more within reach for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Everton v Tottenham – What are the odds?
Everton are actually the underdogs coming into the game at around 2/1, which looks more than worthy of a bet, while the Spurs away win can be backed at 6/4. The stalemate can be backed at 9/4, which could be the way to go considering both sides will not want to get their Premier League campaigns off to a defeat.
The draw at 1-1 probably looks the way to go.