Tottenham vs Everton: Injury News, Likely Line-up & Predicted Score

By on January 11, 2012

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Tottenham welcome Everton to White Hart Lane looking for a win that would see them move level on points with second-placed Manchester United, and just three points behind league leaders City. 

This fixture will see Spurs finally play their game in hand after the disgraceful rioting in August saw the opening match of the season postponed.

Injury News

The major doubt for Tottenham is influential midfielder Scott Parker, who is due to have a late fitness test on a knee injury. Parker has missed the last two games but is rated 50:50 for tonights game. If he misses out, youngster Jake Livermore could be set for a rare start.

Michael Dawson came through ninety minutes during Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Cheltenham at the weekend unscathed, but after such a lengthy lay-off it would be a risk for Redknapp to throw him straight back into Premier League action. Although with Ledley King and William Gallas both ruled out through injury, the Spurs boss only has the out-of-favour Sebastian Bassong to call upon at centre back if he decides against Dawson.

Aaron Lennon also returned from injury at the weekend but may not be risked from the start tonight.

Likely Line-up

Freidel

Walker     Kaboul     Bassong      Ekotto

VDV        Livermore     Modric     Bale

Defoe      Adebayor

Parker would come in for Livermore if he passes a late fitness test, while Redknapp will have to decide whether to start the returning Dawson and Lennon from the start. Defoe should continue alongside Adebayor after scoring against Cheltenham and also netting the winner against West Brom. The rest of the team should pick itself.

Predicted Score

3-0 to Tottenham. Although Everton are a well organised side i can see Spurs having too much for them at White Hart Lane. The Lillywhites are in great form and the Toffee’s will come un-stuck tonight.

What are your thoughts ahead of tonights game? What side would you like to see Harry put out? Leave your opinions in the comments section….

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5 Comments

  1. Paul

    January 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Agree with several comments, but spurs will start with Azza Lennon, Adebayor upfront by himself. Vdv just behind. Knowing Harry he probably will play Scott Parker, he does this regularly, stating players are 50:50 and almost always play! Having said all that, everton are a decent side and I believe the score line will be a lot narrower than 3-0 as a life long spurs fan I am a little apprehensive going in to tonight’s game, perhaps 2-1 spurs, but a very close game!?

    • Football Talk

      January 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, Harry does have a habit of claiming players are ’50:50′ and more often than not they start! It will be hard to leave Defoe out though surely? got a couple in the last two games.

      I think Everton are there for the taking tonight. They’re missing a few names like Cahill, Rodwell, Coleman, Jag, etc, and Spurs are playing great. At least 2-0 for me.

  2. ian

    January 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I hope parker makes it!

    VDV is no use on the wing, play him and Modric in a free role behind the front two, with Walker providing the width down the right.

  3. swedgeman

    January 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Azza is back but why not try Walker as an out and out winger..could be the next Bale..but on the RHS..now there`s a thought!!! The who to play at right back..Charlie??

  4. Charles

    January 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    No comment. I just hope that whoever plays gives 200%.The next two games at home are vitally important that Spurs win

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