Everton vs Tottenham: Quick Hits
Tottenham the favourites for this game, with a 47.2% chance of beating Everton according to the Opta supercomputer.
Spurs have won more Premier League games versus Everton than against any other opponent (29).
Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in 15 Premier League games versus Everton – only versus Leicester City (18) has he scored more.
Tottenham begin life without Antonio Conte as manager with a Monday night Premier League trip to Goodison Park to face Everton. Following his departure on 26 March, his assistant manager Cristian Stellini will become acting head coach, with Ryan Mason as his ‘number two’, for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
Stellini’s first task will be to overcome Sean Dyche’s side, who have improved since his arrival as manager in late January.
History favours Spurs in this head-to-head, with Everton only winning one of their last 20 Premier League games against the north London side (D9 L10) – that coming in a 1-0 away win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September 2020. Overall, they’ve won 29 times against Everton in the competition; another club high.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine league visits to Goodison Park, although six of those have ended in a draw including the last three in a row.
In order to end that run, Everton will have to do something they’ve struggled to do historically against Spurs in the Premier League: score a goal. Tottenham have kept more clean sheets against the Toffees in the competition (24), including one in each of their last three games versus them.
At the other end of the pitch, Spurs could complete a Premier League ‘first’ on Monday… should they score at least three goals. With 97 Premier League goals against Everton, they are just three away from reaching 100 goals against a single opponent in the competition for the first time.
Dyche has orchestrated two previous Premier League wins over Spurs – both at Burnley. The second of these came in his last game against them, with his Burnley side defeating Tottenham 1-0 at Turf Moor in February 2022 thanks to Ben Mee’s 71st-minute header past Hugo Lloris.
Following Spurs’ 2-0 win over Everton in October, things were looking good for the north London club. They were third in the Premier League table, level with Man City and just a point off Arsenal at the top. Their 23-point tally from 10 games was their best start to a top-flight campaign since 1963-64.
Harry Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot in his 400th Spurs appearance after being tripped by Jordan Pickford in the box. His 59th-minute spot-kick meant that he scored in a fifth successive Premier League appearance – still his best-ever run in the competition.
His penalty was his 30th scored in the Premier League, making him just the fourth player to score 30 or more penalties for a single club in the competition after Frank Lampard (41 for Chelsea), Alan Shearer (37 for Newcastle) and Steven Gerrard (32 for Liverpool).
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg sealed the win with just four minutes left, collecting Rodrigo Bentancur’s delivery before finding the far corner of the net via a deflection off Alex Iwobi.
This defeat left Everton – then managed by Lampard – on 10 points from 10 games.