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Good for Everton: Star Tottenham midfielder is out

Everton v Tottenham

Spurs return to action on Saturday with an away trip to Everton.

Tottenham start round four of the Premier League in ninth. Everton, meanwhile, are on the same points as Spurs by they are down in 12th.

Both clubs have identical records in the league so far: one win, one draw and one defeat.

However, one suspects that Everton will be happier with their tally so far.

Everton picked up an impressive point at Man City a few weeks ago, while the Toffees have also had a few more matches under their belt thanks to wins in the Europa League.

As for Spurs, they are yet to win at Wembley. Chelsea beat them 2-1, while Burnley scored an injury time equaliser last time out.

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Star Tottenham midfielder is out

Mauricio Pochettino has given his press conference on Thursday ahead of the Everton game.

Pochettino has confirmed that Victor Wanyama continues to be sidelined with an injury.

The Kenyan international has a knee cartilage problem. He’s likely to be missing for several more weeks, having looked well off the pace in the Chelsea game.

In brighter news, Keiran Trippier is fit for the trip to Goodison Park.

Whether Trippier starts, however, is questionable. That’s after the arrival of Serge Aurier from PSG in the transfer window.

Pochettino was also asked about Vincent Janssen, who has been omitted from Tottenham’s Champions League squad. The Spurs boss replied: “It’s about numbers. In January we can change. He has a future.”

Sticking with Tottenham team news, Erik Lamela, Danny Rose and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou all remain long term absentees for the Lillywhites.

As for Everton, Funes Mori and Yannick Bolasie are still sidelined with long term problems. Ronald Koeman also has doubts over David Klaassen and Jordan Pickford.

And will Wayne Rooney be benched after his off-field antics?