Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho, two legendary managers, face Merseyside, which should prove tough given their respective Premier League positions: Everton are in sixth place, holding two games against West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool, while Spurs one point from the toffees who have played one more game.
Everton go into this cup game after an exciting 3-3 draw at Manchester United. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late equalizer makes a point feel like a win. As for Spurs, Mourinho welcomed Harry Kane to an important 2-0 win over West Brom.
Both coaches will believe this game is a free kick given their Champions League hopes but with Arsenal and Liverpool already out of the Cup, winning here would offer a real chance to go all the way this season.
Date, start time and venue
Everton vs Spurs are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:15 p.m. GMT kick-off.
The game will be played behind closed doors at Goodison Park due to coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Everton vs Spurs
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can watch the game online via the BT Sport website and app.
Everton vs Spurs team news
Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon are sidelined for Spurs because of an injury, although Mourinho Dele could have Alli back – and the England international could get a rare start.
Kane returned for the win against West Brom. The striker was in good shape and Mourinho needs a win so it is unlikely that he will rest at Goodison.
As for Everton, Jordan Pickford stays outside along with Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
James Rodriguez is fit again after a calf problem and could play 45 minutes while Allan has a chance from outside to return.
Everton vs Spurs prediction: Everton wins
This is likely a close game so one goal could decide – and with the prospect of extra time and a penalty shoot-out if a winner can’t be found in 90 minutes, we could have a long night ahead of us. Spurs always have a chance back with Kane, but can he go the distance after an injury break?
Premier League head to head (h2h) history and results
Last meeting: Spurs 0-1 Everton (13/9/2020)
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