Everton vs Tottenham Live Stream, Team News – Toffees look decent price to halt Spurs march

In-form Spurs will be out to maintain their title challenge when they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

The London side have climbed to fourth in recent weeks on the back of some very strong performances. Their latest being a 2-1 win away to Watford.

Spurs will be without midfielder Moussa Dembele due to a groin injury with the Belgian set to be joined in the stands by Alex Pritchard and Clinton Njie, with ankle and knee problems ruling them out.

Everton will also be without a key midfielder with Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy for the clash. The midfielder suffered a recurrence of a hip injury in the shock 4-3 defeat at home to Stoke last time out.

Despite sitting 11th in the table, Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side are close to being a top team however defensive errors has cost his side.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Spanish coach told reporters “As a team we know that we are not far off becoming a really, really strong team. Our performances going forward and our performances in between the boxes have been very impressive.

“It’s just defensively we are putting ourselves in a very difficult position to get the scorelines reflecting what happens in our performances. That’s what we’re looking to improve, to become better and make sure the second half of the season we get the rewards from all the pain we’ve had to suffer in the last few weeks.”

The defence looks set to be strengthen in the coming days with Phil Jagielka, who has not played since October, set to return.

The England centre-back is unlikely to feature on Sunday but could return for the midweek Capital One tie with Manchester City or the FA cup tie with Dagenham and Redbridge next weekend.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.