Everton and Tottenham used to be on a similar level in the top flight, although it’s the latter who have become Champions League material in the past few seasons.
There’s no rich oligarch in place at White Hart Lane although chairman Daniel Levy has been able to complete some excellent business to leverage Spurs into a lofty position and that includes the hire of Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino is currently the subject of speculation regarding the vacant manager’s position at Manchester United which will only be kept warm by a caretaker for a few months before someone is appointed.
For now, the Argentine is focused on challenging for the Premier League title and we feel that the London side can enjoy a victory over an Everton side who have plenty of quality players now in their ranks although it will take time for them to merge into a top team.
Richarlison has shone since arriving from Watford and there’s plenty to like about loan signing Andre Gomes, although the defence seems surprisingly prone to lapses despite Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne coming into the team.
Attacking-wise, Gylfi Sigurdsson used to play for Spurs and is now chiefly responsible for orchestrating the play for the Merseyside team.
That said, Christian Eriksen is probably a superior model and this is a Spurs team who have won eight of their ten matches away from home this season including a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.
They also have the country’s best goal getter in Harry Kane and it all points to an away win.