Antonio Conte will take charge of his first Premier League game as Tottenham boss this weekend when he takes his side to Everton.
Conte got his Spurs tenure off the mark with a victory on Thursday when they beat Vitesse in a 3-2 thriller in the Europa Conference League.
Now, it will get serious for Conte as Tottenham, who were hammered by Manchester United last weekend, travel to Merseyside in the league.
Everton started the season well but have since lost three in a row including a loss at Wolves last time out.
The Premier League contest is set to take place on Sunday, November 7.
It will take place at Goodison with a kick-off time of 2pm.
Everton v Tottenham: Team news
Everton defender Lucas Digne remains a doubt with a muscle injury while Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes will both need fitness tests.
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will remain out until at least the end of the month.
Tottenham have no major issues ahead of Conte’s first Premier League team selection.
Bryan Gil could return to the squad but Ryan Sessegnon remains out.
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Everton v Tottenham: Match facts
- Everton have won just one of their last 17 Premier League games against Tottenham (D8 L8), beating them 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September last season.
- After losing three consecutive Premier League away games against Everton between January 2011 and December 2012, Spurs are unbeaten in their last eight league visits to Goodison Park (W3 D5).
- Everton have lost nine home league matches in 2021, only ever losing 10 in a calendar year on three previous occasions, doing so in 1929, 1958 and most recently in 1993.
- Tottenham Hotspur have only scored nine Premier League goals in their first 10 games this season, their fewest at this stage of a season since 2013-14 (also nine). Their tally of 103 shots is their fewest after 10 Premier League matches in any season since 2003-04 (when Opta began recording shot data).
- Everton have lost each of their last three Premier League matches, as many as they had in their previous 12 in the competition. They last lost four in a row in the competition in October 2019 under Marco Silva.
- In his previous stint in the Premier League with Chelsea, new Tottenham manager Antonio Conte remained unbeaten against Everton (W3 D1), with his side keeping a clean sheet in all four matches against the Toffees.
- Everton manager Rafael Benítez’s first ever Premier League game was a 1-1 draw against Spurs in August 2004. The Spaniard has lost his last four Premier League games against Spurs, having lost just two of his first 14 against them in the competition (W7 D5).
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in 12 Premier League appearances against Everton, including five braces. Only Alan Shearer against Leeds (6 braces, 1 hat-trick) has scored multiple goals in more games against a specific opponent in the competition.
- Everton’s Andros Townsend has never scored or assisted in 11 Premier League appearances against former side Tottenham Hotspur, the side he’s faced the most without a single goal involvement. Townsend has been on the losing side in eight of these 11 games against his old club (W1 D2).
- Harry Kane has scored just one goal in nine Premier League appearances this season, his fewest goals across a nine-game span in the top-flight since scoring once in nine games between August and October 2015. He is averaging 2.3 shots per 90 minutes in the league this season, his lowest average in any Premier League season for Spurs in which he’s played more than once.
Everton v Tottenham: Reactions!
Antonio Conte: “We need time. We need time to work. We need time to work.
This is the only aspect that, not I’m afraid, but I’d like to have time to work.
“This time and I, we need to work together to bring them my idea of football and to work tactical aspects, physical aspects, to know them, much better than now.
“This is the only aspect that I am a bit scared, a bit afraid.
But I know that there is this type of situation, and for this reason, we need a bit of patience.
“And I know that I have to be patient. Because is a situation that we don’t have too much time to work.
“For sure, this club has great potential. I was enthusiastic about the stadium, about the training ground, maybe in the world I don’t know if another club has this.
“I think it was one of the reasons I accepted them to come here.
Because I know that here, I can work in the way that I like.
“And the club is a top club. And I want to repay the club. About the trust that they showed me.
And for sure now in this moment, we have to focus on the pitch, on the football aspect.
“To try to bring at the same level is very difficult. I think the club with the stadium, with the training ground is for me the best in the world maybe.
I have never seen this type of situation. The players and I, we should work, we should work a lot, we want to improve the football aspect.”