Everton host Tottenham tomorrow as they look to put daylight between themselves and the bottom three.
The Toffees are outside of the drop zone by just two points as they sit in 17th place, but a win will lift Marco Silva’s men above their visitors into 13th.
Goodison Park has been somewhat of a fortress for Everton in recent months, winning eight of their previous 10 home fixtures in all competitions.
Tottenham, on the other hand, have struggled away from home in 2019, winning just twice this calendar year with both of those victories coming in January.
Whilst Spurs have had a week to prepare for this must win clash at Goodison, Everton were in action during the week as they swept aside Watford to take their place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup.
Everton’s Yerry Mina was forced off in the first half of that game with a recurring knee injury which kept him out of the defeat to Brighton last week, but Silva has said the Colombian has trained and his availability will come down to how the injury ‘reacts’ before kick-off.
However, Bernard and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are still out with more long-term injuries.
Spurs are set to be without club captain Hugo Lloris and Erik Lamela for the trip to Merseyside, with Jan Vertonghen also a doubt.
Ryan Sessegnon is expected to be available to face The Toffees however, with the England under-21 international still yet to make his Tottenham debut after signing from Fulham in the Summer.
With both managers under pressure, it’s set to be an intriguing battle at Goodison, with Everton taking 10 points from the last 15 available at home against ‘big six’ opposition.
You can watch the match tomorrow on Sky Sports, with kick-off at 4:30pm.