Tottenham will be keen to maintain third place in the Premier League, when they host Everton at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, while the Toffees are also pushing hard for Champions League qualification.

Tottenham Hotspur

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 2.05pm BST, with ESPN UK and ESPN UK HD providing live coverage. Watch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm BST.


Tottenham have 57 points from 31 matches and are only a point clear of arch-rivals Arsenal, while fifth-placed Chelsea stand a further point down, with a game in hand. Just below the London trio are Everton with 51 points, four behind the Blues but with a game in hand over Tottenham and Arsenal.

Andre Villas-Boas' men have lost some of their early-season momentum of late and have suffered two defeats in their last three league matches. They head into this tie following a 2-2 home draw against Swiss outfit Basel in the Europa League outing on Thursday.

Everton, on the other hand, have clinched three successive victories in the Premier League to keep themselves in contention for a top-four finish. David Moyes' side enter this match after defeating Stoke City 1-0 at home last week.

The Toffees won the reverse fixture 2-1, in December at Goodison Park, after Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic scored in stoppage time to edge their side past Clint Dempsey's 76th minute goal.

David Moyes

Team Form

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D W L L L
  • Last Match: Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2 Basel


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W W L W W
  • Last Match: Everton 1 - 0 Stoke City

Team News

AVB will be without talisman Gareth Bale, who was stretchered off with an ankle injury against Basel. It has been confirmed the Welshman will return to training within two weeks, as will Aaron Lennon (knee) and William Gallas (calf), who also suffered knocks on Thursday night. Jermain Defoe (pelvis) and Younes Kaboul (knee) remain sidelined, while Sandro (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Emmanuel Adebayor

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Parker, Livermore; Sigurdsson, Dembele, Holtby; Adebayor

Everton: Midfield stars Marouane Fellaini and Pienaar are unavailable for the Toffees' trip to north London, as both players finish their respective two-match suspensions. Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas is a doubt but is confident of shaking off a groin problem, while Tony Hibbert misses out with a calf injury.

Probable Line-up: (3-5-2) Howard; Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin; Coleman, Gibson, Mirallas, Osman, Baines; Anichebe, Jelavic