Everton v Spurs
Will playing away from ‘home’ help Tottenham this weekend?
Spurs are playing their Premier League home matches at Wembley this season, while so far the Lillywhites have struggled to bed intotheir new surroundings.
Chelsea claimed a 2-1 win over Spurs, while last time out Burnley snatched an injury time equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
As for Everton, they were beaten 2-0 at Chelsea last time out.
Prior to that, the Toffees drew 1-1 at Man City, while they started the season with a 1-0 win over Stoke.
Pochettino threatens Serge Aurier
On transfer deadline day, Tottenham announced the capture of Serge Aurier from PSG.
The Ivory Coast international is in line to make his Premier League debut at Goodison Park this weekend.
Aurier, of course, has arrived at Spurs with a rather negative reputation.
That’s after he made homophobic remarks on that famous Periscope broadcast, while he was banned from entry into the UK after he assaulted a police officer.
With that in mind, ahead of the game it’s been revealed that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has threatened Aurier.
Perhaps looking to speak to the right-back in language he’ll understand, Pochettino has revealed the following, as reported by Football London:
Pochettino was asked what he made about those comments and if he’d spoken about them with Aurier.
“I said to him, ‘I’d kill you’. I’d headbutt him,” the Spurs boss joked.
“With Serge Aurier, we were clear, and then if some issues happen in the future, we will see. But I trust in him and he needs to show we can trust, from today.”
Everton team news v Tottenham
Despite his off-field issues, Wayne Rooney is likely to start v Spurs.
Morgan Schneiderlin returns from suspension and is likely to start.
Davy Klaassen and James McCarthy are both doubtful after sitting out of international duty with their retrospective nations.
Long-term injuries mean Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie and Tottenham target Ross Barkley will all miss the fixture.