EPL - Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

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2022/23 English Premier League

Matchday 29

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

Goodison Park
Liverpool, England
Monday, 3 April 2023
Kick-off is at 20h00  
Tottenham will begin the post-Antonio Conte era when they journey to Goodison Park to take on Everton in the Premier League on Monday, April 3.
Spurs parted company with Conte by mutual consent on March 26 after the relationship between the two parties had soured in recent months.
The Italian criticised his players for a lack of "spirit" after they squandered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with rock-bottom Southampton at St Mary's on March 18.
Conte previously suggested that the supporters had lost patience with their team in the quest for silverware, with the north Londoners having won just one trophy under the 20-year ownership of Daniel Levy.
He departs the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the Lilywhites sitting fourth in the table, two points clear of Newcastle (5th) albeit having played two games, while Manchester United are just one ahead of them in third place.

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The Toffees are keeping their heads just above water after a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on March 18 saw them go three matches unbeaten.
Sean Dyche's team had recorded a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brentford the previous weekend, which followed on from a 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest six days earlier.
The Merseysiders occupy 15th position and are tied with Leeds (14th) and Forest (16th) on 26 points, two clear of the relegation zone.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is thriving under Dyche, having started all eight games since the manager replaced Frank Lampard on January 30. The Mali international's confidence is showing after registering two goals and two assists in his last three outings.
The issues at Spurs doesn't appear to have affected Harry Kane, who continues to bang in the goals. The England striker got his name on the scoresheet against the Saints to take his tally for the season to 21 goals - his fourth in four appearances. He is still seven behind Manchester City's Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot.

Harry Kane
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In team news, the hosts remain without long-term absentee Andros Townsend (knee), while Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Seamus Coleman (both thigh) will be assessed closer to kick-off. Hugo Lloris (knee) and Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) are closing in on their return for Spurs but Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Ben Davies (thigh), Yves Bissouma (ankle) and Richarlison are still unavailable.
Dyche believes there is more to come from Everton after seeing the players take his philosophy on board in recent weeks.
"We are on a nice little run of form. Of course, football is about results, but there has to be something behind the results. There has to be a way you are going in order to get these results," he told evertontv.
"I have said it many times recently, you will take a lucky one. Everyone will take a lucky one. But there has to be a future in what you are doing. There has to be a way you are working that is actually getting the points and wins. I think we can clearly see that. I am really pleased with that from the players' point of view.
"There's still work to be done, but they are beginning to find the moments. Big moments. Scoring two away from home again, these are good signs."
Conte's assistant Cristian Stellini has been tasked with securing a top-four finish after he was handed the reins until the end of the season.
"We have 10 Premier League games remaining and we have a fight on our hands for a Champions League place. We all need to pull together. Everyone has to step up to ensure the highest possible finish for our Club and amazing, loyal supporters, Spurs chairman Levy said in a statement on the club's official website.

Head-to-Head (Last Five Premier League Meetings)

Matches - 5
Everton - 1
Tottenham - 2
Draws - 2

Matchday 29 fixtures:

Saturday, April 1
12h30: Manchester City v Liverpool
15h00: Bournemouth v Fulham
15h00: Arsenal v Leeds United
15h00: Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford
15h00: Crystal Palace v Leicester City
15h00: Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers
17h30: Chelsea v Aston Villa
Sunday, April 2
14h00: West Ham United v Southampton
16h30: Newcastle United v Manchester United
Monday, April 3
20h00: Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

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Published: 03/28/2023