TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V EVERTON
SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes will both be available for Sunday's Premier League opener at Spurs on Sunday.
However, Mason Holgate has been ruled out of the clash with a toe injury while the Club will assess the fitness of Fabian Delph after the midfielder resumed First-Team training.
Holgate suffered his problem during the first half of last weekend's 2-0 pre-season friendly victory over Preston North End at Goodison Park.
Meanwhile, Gomes was forced to return early to Everton from international duty with Portugal after picking up a niggle but the midfielder is set to be included in the Blues' squad for the trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
New signings Allan, James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Niels Nkounkou could make their Everton debuts against Tottenham.
Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is a doubt having not featured in any of the north London side’s pre-season friendlies.
Right-back Matt Doherty and midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg are in line to make their first competitive Tottenham appearances, having joined the club this summer from Wolves and Southampton respectively.
PREMIER LEAGUE STATS 2019/20
Dominic Calvert-Lewin/Richarlison: 13
Lucas Digne: 7
Lucas Digne: 2,493
Harry Kane: 18
Son Heung-Min: 10
Toby Alderweireld: 2,366
KEY FACTS AND MILESTONES
Sunday’s game will be the 11th time Everton have faced Spurs on the opening day of the season, more than any other team.
Everton are unbeaten on a campaign curtain-raiser over the past eight seasons.
Andre Gomes is in line to make his 50th senior appearance for Everton.
ONE TO WATCH: Lucas Moura
Brazilian forward Moura provides a key attacking threat for Spurs, possessing impressive speed, skill and composure in front of goal.
In 107 Tottenham appearances since joining the club from Paris St Germain in 2018, he has scored 23 times and made 11 assists.
Moura’s versatility is a further valuable asset for Spurs. While predominantly deployed on the right wing, he has also performed with distinction as a central attacking midfielder and as a striker.
A full Brazil international, Moura has won 35 caps for his country and scored four goals.
REFEREE: Martin Atkinson
VAR: Andre Marriner