13 January 2018
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will be without three men when his side entertain Everton at Wembley Stadium in the late match on Saturday, the club have confirmed on their official website.
Spurs have been going along nicely at their temporary home, although they were held to a frustrating 1 – 1 draw by West Ham United in their last Premier League match there, so they will be looking to make up for that when they take on Sam Allardyce’s charges.
Pochettino took the opportunity to bring some of his fringe players into the Tottenham side for the FA Cup third round win over AFC Wimbledon last weekend, but it will be very much back to the serious selection for this match.
Three men who the Argentine will be unable to call upon are the injured trio of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Danny Rose.
The Tottenham trio remain out with hamstring, ankle and knee injuries respectively, and will continue to undergo rehabilitation.
That means the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies are expected to be utilised in defensive positions for the Spurs match against the Toffees.
After really struggling for results at Wembley for so long, Tottenham are now on a run of 10 successive matches without defeat at the national stadium, and they will be looking to extend that run to keep Arsenal behind them in the Premier League table.
One man who is likely to be vital in the quest for three points to propel Spurs up to 44 points will be Harry Kane. He scored twice in last week’s cup win, as he continues another excellent campaign with the Londoners.
The Tottenham talisman goes into the match one goal shy of Teddy Sheringham’s club record tally of 97 Premier League goals, and having bagged a brace against the Toffees in each of his last two matches against them, he could go past that haul over the course of the 90 minutes.