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EVERTON VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 1:00 AM

EVERTON (4-1-3-2)

HOWARD,

COLEMAN, STONES, MORI, BAINES,

BARRY,

DEULOFEU, CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY,

KONE, LUKAKU

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)

KANE,

ERIKSEN, DEMBELE, LAMELA,

DIER, ALLI,

ROSE, VERTONGHEN, ALDERWEIRELD, WALKER,

LLORIS

Tottenham Hotspur arrive at Goodison Park in fourth place, just one point behind third-placed Manchester City. They have lost only two games this season, equal lowest in the Barclays Premier League with Leicester. They have also conceded only 15 goals, the fewest in the division.

Everton, meanwhile, have dropped to 11th following two defeats in their last three games, including Monday's dramatic 4-3 reverse against Stoke City. At Goodison Park, Everton have won just three, yet they have also scored 22 home goals, the most in the division.

Spurs will hope that Erik Lamela maintains his good record; the Argentine has scored four goals in his past five games in all competitions for Tottenham. And team-mate Harry Kane scored 29 goals in 2015.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku is enjoying an equally rich vein of form; he has 18 goals in all competitions so far and has 11 in his last 10 games, scoring in nine.

And while there are proven goalscorers involved, a draw is the favoured result given the history of this fixture. In 23 previous Goodison Park clashes, no fewer than 10 have been drawn (including five at 0-0).

Tottenham have won on eight occasions including last season - when Kane got the winner.

But when they met at White Hart Lane in August it finished 0-0, with Spurs extended their unbeaten run against Everton home and away to six games.

Everton give tests to Tom Cleverley, James McCarthy and Phil Jagielka while Tottenham have a doubt over Moussa Dembele.