Tottenham v Everton
Everton welcomed back Tim Howard (back) and Phil Jagielka (foot) for the 1-0 victory over Stoke at Goodison last weekend. However, Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar remain ineligible for selection at White Hart Lane as they both complete their two-match suspensions.
Tottenham could be without several key players following a succession of injuries sustained during Thursday's Europa League tie with FC Basel. Player of the Year candidate Gareth Bale was stretchered off in injury time at White Hart Lane having appeared to have damaged ankle ligaments, while fellow winger Aaron Lennon and defender William Gallas both limped off.
The Londoners will definitely be without striker Jermain Defoe after it was confirmed earlier this week that he would face a fortnight out with a thigh injury. Hugo Lloris (knee) returned to the bench on Thursday, while Younes Kaboul (knee) could be fit for the Toffees' visit. Midfielder Sandro (knee ligaments), however, is ruled out for the season.
1) Victory over Tottenham on Sunday would be Everton’s 50th in the league against the north London club.
2) To date, Everton have scored 299 goals away from home in all competitions under David Moyes.
3) Moyes has two victories in his three league encounters against Andre Villas-Boas - 2-1 at Goodison against Spurs last December and a 2-0 home victory over Chelsea in February 2012.
Everton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur, 9 December 2012
Goodison erupted when the clubs last met four months ago, as two goals in stoppage time saw Everton come from behind to earn a staggering victory 2-1. Spurs looked to have stolen the points when Clint Dempsey’s deflected drive from the edge of the penalty area looped up and over Tim Howard with 15 minutes remaining. But as the clock ticked past 90 minutes, Steven Pienaar timed his run to perfection, diving low to meet Seamus Coleman’s cross and plant a header past Hugo Lloris. Fantastically - just 60 seconds later - the ball was again in the back of the Tottenham net, this time Nikica Jelavic stabbing home from close range to seal a victory Evertonians will never forget.
Everton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur, 9 April 2011
Everton registered their first home victory over Tottenham in seven seasons, with Seamus Coleman the toast of Goodison after heading in a late winner 15 minutes before full-time. The game had exploded into life with Louis Saha’s opener on three minutes, a strike which was cancelled out by Rafael van der Vaart shortly after. Everton were good value for their win, however, which arrived when Coleman reacted swiftly to pounce on Heurelho Gomes palmed save.
Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne lead the list of famous names to have worn both the blue shirt of Everton and white of Tottenham. Others include Nick Barmby, Bobby Mimms, David Ginola, Pat van den Hauwe, Vinny Samways and Richard Gough. Most recently, former Blues favourite Louis Saha had a short spell at White Hart Lane, scoring three league goals between January and May of last year.
Everton have only played once on April 7 in the last 21 years, which was a 2-2 draw against Norwich at Carrow Road last season. You have to go back to the Colin Harvey era in 1990 to find Everton’s last win on this date, with a Tony Cottee penalty separating Everton and QPR at Goodison Park. Everton’s biggest victory on this date was a 6-2 demolition of Stoke City in 1894.
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistant referee: D Bryan
Assistant referee: S Massey
Fourth official: J Moss
A limited number of Everton's allocation of tickets for Sunday's game remain on general sale. To guarantee your place for the 2.05pm kick-off, visit the Park End box office or by calling 0871 663 1878*. Please note that with any concessionary ticket purchased, proof of age will be required on entry. Coaches are also available for members of the Travel Club, departing at 7am and priced at £30 per person.
Our official online betting partner Paddy Power are offering a range of odds on Sunday’s game. Here's our pick of the best:
Everton to win: 3/1
Everton to win 1-0: 10/1
Jelavic to score first: 9/1
Mirallas to score the only goal of the game: 75/1
Distin to score and Everton to win 3-1: 500/1