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José Mourinho keen to bring Eintracht Frankfurt striker Bas Dost to Spurs

Guardian - tir, 15/09/2020 - 18:00
  • Bundesliga club value Dost at £5.1m but Spurs prefer loan
  • Experienced, 6ft 4in Dost fits profile Mourinho wants

José Mourinho is interested in taking Bas Dost from Eintracht Frankfurt as he pushes to add a different option to Harry Kane at centre-forward.

The Tottenham manager has made no secret of his desire to add depth up front and Dost is of the profile that he wants; the 31-year-old Dutchman is tall, at 6ft 4in, physical and experienced. Spurs have had talks with Frankfurt, who would want any deal to be permanent; the Bundesliga club value Dost at €5.5m (£5.1m). Spurs would prefer a loan.

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Pitch to Post: Leaky Liverpool & sulky Spurs fail to impress

Sky Sports - tir, 15/09/2020 - 17:00
Jasper Taylor is joined by Gerard Brand, Adam Bate, Vinny O'Connor and Aidan Magee to review the weekend's Premier League action on the new Pitch to Post Podcast. Which team and debutant impressed the most? Who flattered to deceive? And can you win a Premier League title with a leaky defence?

Bailey still wants PL move, Spurs interested

Sky Sports - man, 14/09/2020 - 18:50
Leon Bailey still wants to move to the Premier League before the transfer window closes, and Sky Sports News has been told Tottenham are interested.

Merson Says: Why haven't Man Utd, City tried to sign Kane?

Sky Sports - man, 14/09/2020 - 16:24
In his latest column, Paul Merson asks why the Manchester clubs haven't tried to sign Harry Kane yet, and insists Liverpool could easily finish fourth.

'Morgan move good for WSL but home talent needs chance'

Sky Sports - man, 14/09/2020 - 16:00
Sue Smith believes Spurs Women's signing of Alex Morgan is exciting for the WSL but insists home-grown players must not be squeezed out by high-profile imports.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Guardian - man, 14/09/2020 - 09:00

Roy Hodgson showed his ability to improvise, while Fulham and West Brom may well struggle without reinforcements

The cameo lasted 10 minutes but Eberechi Eze looked, er, at ease as he made his debut for Crystal Palace against Southampton. Repeating an almost constant condition of his time as manager, Roy Hodgson had been forced to play a patched-up side. He had central midfielders in central defence and wingers up front. But the adaptability of the manager means he can always find a way with the numbers. It is extra quality that Palace need. Alongside the return of Michy Batshuayi on loan, the addition of Eze looks to have ticked that box. Signed from QPR for £16m, he brings fresh qualities to the side. Hodgson is clear he wants more signings, but those numbers need to be the right ones if Palace are to improve their league position. Extra quality around Wilfried Zaha, the decisive figure against Southampton, might also help with his wanderlust too. Paul MacInnes

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'I didn't like my team': Mourinho slams Spurs players after Everton loss – video

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 21:48

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal was the difference after Everton got off the perfect start to the new Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win at Tottenham. 'After their goal we were poor, we were not strong,' said José Mourinho

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Silky Rodríguez gives reason for Everton fans' imagination to run riot | Jonathan Liew

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 21:26

It may be opening weekend optimism, but the Colombian lifted Carlo Ancelotti’s side and left Tottenham in the dust

First weekends are all about hope. Fresh grass and fresh dreams. The new tactics that oppositions haven’t yet worked out, and the new players who haven’t yet been paid for. It’s a weekend for flinging perspective to one side and letting your imagination run riot, a weekend of kings and frauds and nothing in between. Mohamed Salah is back. Fulham are doomed. West Ham are in crisis. VAR is good now. And this is our year, as assuredly as all the others were before them.

Naturally, all this feeds giddily into football’s rapacious content‑industrial complex, where things are always being learned, where definitive judgments are eternally being handed down, where phrases such as “ominous statement of intent”, “on this admittedly flimsy evidence” and “early days, but” are thrashed to within an inch of their meaning. Come May, this boundless optimism will inevitably be cannibalised and fed back into the content machine as scornful tweets and hindsight journalism. But then, anybody accusing football fans of getting ahead of themselves is probably guilty of mislaying the entire point of being a football fan in the first place.

Related: Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets Everton off to winning start at Tottenham

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Tottenham: New season, new start, new problems

Sky Sports - søn, 13/09/2020 - 21:10
Talk of crisis on the opening weekend of a Premier League season often feels over the top but when that team has made itself the focus of a new documentary drama series, perhaps it is appropriate. The cameras were on as Tottenham kicked off their campaign on Sunday but they left it to Everton to provide the action as they slumped to a 1-0 home defeat.

It can take more than just a sweary speech to motivate a football team | Max Rushden

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 21:00

Harry Kane’s hapless efforts in the Tottenham documentary highlight the need for something more than a lot of shouting

What exactly do elite sports people need five minutes before kick-off? Tactical insight? Life-affirming motivation? Or just a bit of swearing? One of the highlights of the All or Nothing Tottenham documentary – aside from Danny Rose’s “any news from Milan?” – is getting to see those vital final words delivered to the troops before walking out for battle.

One of the first times we see it Harry Kane takes the lead before a must-win Champions League game against Olympiakos. The huddle goes on for ever – a purple Lycra ring of Saturn. Starting XI, substitutes, coaches, injured players, physios, kit men, perhaps press officers, translators, Jill from the canteen.

Related: Hugo Lloris ready for Tottenham to be 'naughty' so Mourinho can win ugly

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José Mourinho blasts 'lazy' Tottenham players after Everton defeat

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 20:59
  • Spurs manager complains about ‘lazy pressure up front’
  • Mourinho says ‘some players had a wrong state of mind’

José Mourinho was critical of his Tottenham team after they slumped to a 1-0 home defeat against Everton, describing their pressing as lazy and complaining about the overall lack of intensity – particularly after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s decisive goal on 55 minutes. He also called into question the mentality of his players, saying some had “a wrong state of mind”.

Related: Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets Everton off to winning start at Tottenham

Related: Silky Rodríguez gives reason for Everton fans' imagination to run riot | Jonathan Liew

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Everton impress to defeat 'lazy' Tottenham

Sky Sports - søn, 13/09/2020 - 20:30
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's superb second-half header gave Everton an impressive opening-day away win against a lifeless Tottenham on Super Sunday.

Jose: Lazy pressing to blame, players not fit

Sky Sports - søn, 13/09/2020 - 20:20
Jose Mourinho criticised his Tottenham players for "lazy pressing" in the defeat to Everton and questioned their fitness.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets Everton off to winning start at Tottenham

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 19:59

This was the sort of game that Everton had not won for a long time. The key statistic that tracked them to London highlighted how they had failed to win at a top-six club since December 2013 – a run of 40 matches, with the vast majority having been lost.

Carlo Ancelotti has overseen a summer spree that has added Allan, Abdoulaye Doucouré and James Rodríguez and his broader challenge is to harden the club’s mentality. This was an excellent start, even if it came against an uninspired Tottenham who had one of those days that offer José Mourinho’s critics a blank canvas.

Related: Tottenham 0-1 Everton: Premier League – as it happened

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Tottenham 0-1 Everton: Premier League – as it happened

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 19:34

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s towering header gave an impressive Everton a deserved victory over a listless Tottenham

9.33pm BST

Angry Mourinho ...

Related: José Mourinho blasts 'lazy' Tottenham players after Everton defeat

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Some Jonathan Liew ...

Related: Silky Rodríguez gives reason for Everton fans' imagination to run riot | Jonathan Liew

7.38pm BST

Here is the report from David Hytner ...

Related: Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets Everton off to winning start at Tottenham

6.50pm BST

Here’s Jose Mourinho

“I’m disappointed with the performance, yes. In the first half we had the best chances, a couple of important saves by Pickford. In the second half, when they scored, we were not able to create and they dominated the game. The struggle started in the way we pressed, or the way we didn’t press – it was very, very poor. It was lazy pressure, and when you let them play from the back they are comfortable. In spite of that, I repeat that in the first half we had some good moments.

6.34pm BST

Here’s Abdoulaye Doucoure “It’s a dream start for all of us. The week was brilliant, the manager was focussed on the game and we are very happy to win. I have only trained three times with the team but I kept in shape to be ready for this game, and the manager had trust in me. I’m very happy.

“I’m sure we’re going to achieve good things this season. We want to get into Europe, that’s our main goal. Today is only the start but it’s a great win against a good team.”

6.24pm BST

“I know it’s early,” says Dom Salmon, “but as a Spurs fan I’d like to apologise to everyone in the world, not just football fans, for the utterly pointless dross we’re going to inflict on you this season. I mean sure, column inches will be generated because, you know “Jose’. But we’re sorry you might end up reading that, instead of, I don’t know, spending time with your kids, your family, friends you haven’t seen in ages.

“And there’s the actual ‘games’ themselves. Again, you could be pairing socks, doing tax returns, creosoting fences? Useful stuff certainly. But no, you’ll probably NOT be doing that, and instead watch us serving up anaemic, pedestrian bilge, week in week out. Even if you flip channels to Amazon, there’s no escape. And I for one, am sorry it came to this.”

6.23pm BST

That was an outstanding day’s work for Everton, both the result and the performance. Their new signings were all excellent, and they played with a purpose and order that was lacking for so much of last season. For Spurs, it was a bit of a stinker, and Jose Mourinho has a rare old face on as he stomps towards the tunnel.

6.21pm BST

Peep peep! Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s towering header gives Everton a deserved victory over a listless Spurs.

6.20pm BST

90+3 min Hojbjerg’s high, hanging cross is claimed decisively by Pickford.

6.18pm BST

90+2 min Tom Davies replaces the impressive James Rodriguez, who decorated the game with moments of class.

6.17pm BST

90+1 min Four minutes of added time.

6.17pm BST

90 min Davies’s fast cross is slightly miscontrolled by Son, which allows Allan to get in front of him and clear. He’s had a really solid game.

6.15pm BST

88 min Moise Kean replaces the goalscorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

6.13pm BST

86 min There’s still no urgency to Spurs’ play, it’s all very strange.

6.12pm BST

85 min Richarlison and Hojbjerg both go down in pain after a foul by the latter, prompting a bit of shoving from players on both sides. Hojbjerg is booked.

6.10pm BST

84 min Doucoure slides a good pass through to Calvert-Lewin, whose crisp shot from the edge of the area is too close to Lloris.

6.07pm BST

81 min Kane loops a header straight into Pickford’s arms from Davies’s cross. This is a bit better from Spurs.

6.07pm BST

81 min Son’s corner is headed on at the near post by Alderweireld and hooked towards goal by the off balance Davies. Richarlison heads it clear from inside the six-yard box.

6.06pm BST

80 min Everton haven’t won away to a ‘big six’ side in the Premier League since December 2013.

6.05pm BST

78 min Son’s corner is headed over by Kane, under pressure from Calvert-Lewin. It wasn’t much of a chance.

6.04pm BST

77 min Everton probably can’t believe how easy this has been, particularly since they went 1-0 up. Spurs have been lamentable.

6.03pm BST

76 min “The MBM feed here in the States is about 30 seconds ahead of the NBC Peacock feed,” says Mary Waltz, “or you are the fastest typer in the world.”

I wear my genius lightly.

6.02pm BST

75 min Pickford flies from his line to punch clear after Doherty loops a header back across the area. Time for another Spurs change: Tanguy Ndombele replaces Doherty.

6.00pm BST

74 min It’s all Everton. Coleman cuts across a volley from 25 yards but it’s too close to Lloris and he saves comfortably.

5.59pm BST

72 min Another good effort from Richarlison, who runs at Doherty, cuts inside and curls a shot just wide of the far post. That was closer than the last one, though it was also a better chance as he was only 12 yards out.

5.58pm BST

71 min It’s been an impressive, controlled performance from Everton, who look much more organised and purposeful than last season.

5.56pm BST

69 min At the other end, Richarlison cuts inside Sissoko and cracks a curling shot that goes a few yards wide of the far post. It was a decent effort, though Lloris didn’t seem unduly worried.

5.55pm BST

69 min Lucas Moura does well to manufacture a header at goal from Davies’s lobbed cross. Pickford moves across his line to make a comfortable save. That’s Spurs’ first attempt at goal since half-time.

5.54pm BST

68 min An Everton change: the quietly excellent Andre Gomes is replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

5.52pm BST

65 min Gary Neville is laying into Spurs on Sky Sports. “The reaction to giving that goal away is not good enough. Just look at them, walking round the pitch. Sulking.”

5.51pm BST

64 min Everton look very comfortable at the moment. Spurs have been so subdued.

5.48pm BST

61 min Spurs are now playing with Sissoko alongside Hojbjerg in the midfield. Lucas Moura has moved back to the right wing and Bergwijn is playing alongside Kane.

5.46pm BST

60 min Another change for Spurs: Steven Bergwijn replaces Harry Winks.

5.44pm BST

58 min The free-kick was taken maybe five yards further forward than it should have been, so you can understand Jose Mourinho’s irritation. I’m not sure it made much difference to the goal but it’s still not great refereeing.

5.42pm BST

56 min Spurs are unhappy with the goal. Apparently they think the free-kick was taken from the wrong position. I did not see the incident.

5.41pm BST

Digne curled an excellent free-kick from the left towards Calvert-Lewin, who towered over Dier and Alderweireld and slammed a header into the top corner. Brilliant goal.

5.41pm BST

Dominic Calvert-Lewin gives Everton the lead with a thumping header!

5.39pm BST

54 min “Picture this,” says Ian Copestake. “Next season, Bielsa to Spurs! But who will take over as caretaker until then?”

5.39pm BST

53 min Alderweireld makes a desperate block from Andre Gomes. This is an excellent spell for Everton.

5.38pm BST

52 min James clips a beautiful angled pass over Doherty to find Richarlison, who heads wide from five yards. He must have been unsighted by Docherty jumping in front of him; with a clear view it would have been a simple chance.

5.37pm BST

51 min Keane drives a pass over the defence to Calvert-Lewin on the left. He looks up and steers the ball back to James, who completely mistimes a first-time shot from 12 yards. The ball dribbles apologetically wide of the far post. That was a chance, certainly for him.

5.35pm BST

49 min Nothing much is happening. I’ll level with you, it hasn’t been a great game so far.

5.32pm BST

47 min “Not much chance of Lo Celso coming on,” says John Tumbridge, “if he’s not on the subs bench.”

God bless the Grauniad.

5.32pm BST

46 min Peep peep! It’s the same 4-2-3-1 formation for Spurs, with Sissoko on the right and Lucas Moura playing behind Harry Kane.

5.31pm BST

Spurs have made a half-time substitution: Moussa Sissoko is on for Dele Alli.

5.29pm BST

“There is but one problem with Mourinho,” says Digvijay Yadav. “If you are a top player playing under him, you are likely to cast envious glances at other more ‘progressive’ coaches. That makes it tougher for him convince them that having the ball isn’t all that.”

5.27pm BST

“I was just zipping through your reporting on today’s game and was baffled by the person who said the media were racist re: Jose because they criticized him,” says Claire McConnell. “ As a Chelsea fan who has supported them since the 1970s I feel well qualified to comment. The criticism directed towards him is quite justified. He used to be brilliant, both as a tactician and a man manager, and his time at Chelsea the first time was fantastic for all. The second time: not nearly so successful and managed to alienate several players. Now - he is so miserable and whiny, I cannot stand listening to him. He still has skills, but he is nowhere near the coach he used to be, and I think Spurs are going to be very sorry they ever hired him.”

One strange thing is that he is brilliant on TV, so he clearly still has plenty of his old charisma, but something fundamental has changed.

5.25pm BST

“Harry Winks rarely, if ever, plays a forward pass,” says Steven Porter. “It’s easy to have great passing stats if all your passes are 10-yard balls backwards or sideways. We need Lo Celso second half.”

You might get him, but it won’t be for Winks, at least not while it’s 0-0.

5.17pm BST

Half-time reading

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5.17pm BST

A cagey half of football. Everton dominated possession, with James looking bright, and Richarlison missed a good early chance after going round Hugo Lloris. Spurs were a bit ponderous but Dele Alli and Matt Doherty forced good saves from Jordan Pickford. See you in 10 minutes for the second half.

5.16pm BST

45+1 min Spurs get a free-kick on the left wing. Son plays it short... and Martin Atkinson blows the whistle for half-time. Oh dear.

5.14pm BST

44 min “What is going on with Harry Winks?” says Thomas Nolan. “He has barely played a forward pass in the whole game - every time he gets the ball it’s back to Dier or Alderweireld or else square to Hojbjerg - Is it just me or is he adding absolutely nothing to Spurs’ midfield so far?”

The only thing I would say in his defence is that the movement ahead of him hasn’t been great. But it looks like his main role is to spoil alongside Hojbjerg.

5.13pm BST

43 min Richarlison makes space to crack a low shot from the edge of the area that is saved at the second attempt by Lloris.

5.12pm BST

42 min: Another good save from Pickford! Doherty almost gives Spurs the lead on his debut. He clipped the ball into Kane, who waited and then scooped a beautiful return pass over the defence. Doherty ran onto it and sidefooted a half-volley that was well blocked by Pickford.

5.09pm BST

39 min Son’s cross is headed up in the air by Alli and cleared by Digne. Spurs are starting to look a little more dangerous, mainly through Son.

5.08pm BST

38 min Allan and Lucas Moura both limp away from a 50/50. I think they’re fine.

5.07pm BST

37 min Doucoure nicks a loose ball off Winks and gives it to James, 25 yards from goal. He moves infield, onto his left foot, and flicks a lovely shot that bounces just wide of the far post. I think Lloris had it covered, though he was scrambling desperately across his line.

5.03pm BST

34 min Kane was really unhappy with Son for not passing to him.

5.03pm BST

33 min: Good save from Pickford! Digne wins another corner for Everton, who continue their admittedly sterile domination of the game. Digne’s excellent corner is headed away brilliant by Dier and Spurs break menacingly. Son ignores Kane’s run through on goal and instead slides an angled pass to Alli, who spanks a rising shot that is tipped over by Pickford. That was a smart reaction save.

5.01pm BST

32 min “It seems like a midfield maestro match up here,” says Jeremy Dresner. “Alli is passing waywardly and looks frustrated James passing beautifully seems instantly comfortable. That seems about the only difference in a slow burner so far.”

5.01pm BST

31 min Richarlison’s shot hits Alderweireld and spins behind for a corner.

4.56pm BST

26 min Coleman makes two excellent defensive headers in the space of five seconds, first from Doherty’s cross and then from Son’s shot. Everton break and James drags a tame shot through to Lloris with his right foot.

4.55pm BST

25 min After Winks wins the ball in a dangerous area, Kane releases Alli on the right side of the box. But his low cross is a bit wishy-washy and Everton clear.

4.54pm BST

24 min: Chance for Spurs! Son’s wicked inswinging cross from the left just evades the sliding Kane and zips bounces a couple of yards wide of the far post.

4.53pm BST

22 min “Hi Rob,” says Stephen Carr. “Watching Spurs, one could be forgiven for thinking that Mourinho actually doesn’t like being in possession of the ball. It’s almost like he sees it as a potential problem.”

I’d be really interested to see the possession stats by season of each of his teams. He has definitely become more of a disciple of counter-attacking.

4.50pm BST

20 min The tempo of this game has been a bit ponderous. It’s a very warm day, which might be a factor.

4.49pm BST

19 min Son, who has been Spurs’ most dangerous attacker, wins a corner off Coleman. He takes it himself and Allan clears.

4.47pm BST

16 min: What a chance for Richarlison! Everton should be ahead. Davies played a very loose pass across the face of his own defence towards Alderweireld. Richarlison got there first and scooted away from Alderweireld before going round Lloris. But his touch was a bit heavy, which made the angle too tight, and he screwed his shot wide of the near post.

4.43pm BST

13 min Everton continue to completely dominate possession. It’s still all in front of Spurs, who have settled into Jose’s beloved low block.

4.39pm BST

10 min James is seeing plenty of the ball and looks in the mood. It’s been a confident start from Everton.

4.37pm BST

8 min Everton are having plenty of possession, with Spurs happy to sit deep and play on the break. James sprays a lovely crossfield pass out to Digne, whose cross is headed away.

4.36pm BST

6 min Kane lobs a pass over the defence towards Son, who is well tracked by Coleman. Kane is such an underrated passer.

4.34pm BST

5 min At the other end, Richarlison tries a shot on the turn but misses his kick and falls over.

4.33pm BST

3 min Kane flicks a lovely pass out to Son on the left. He cuts infield, uses the overlapping Davies by not using him and drives a low shot from 20 yards that is comfortably saved by Pickford.

4.31pm BST

1 min It looks like Everton are playing a 4-1-4-1 with James on the right wing and Richarlison the left. Allan is slightly deeper than the other central midfielders.

4.30pm BST

1 min Peep peep! Spurs, in which, kick off from right to left. Everton are in blue.

4.25pm BST

It’s a lovely sunny afternoon in north London, and the players have their business faces on.

4.24pm BST

“This Everton lineup is a far cry from the team that beat Sheffield United 1-0 back in July, am I right?” says Matt Burtz. “ Cautious optimism is always the name of the game prior to every season, but I think it’s actually justified now. If nothing else, Allan can fill the Idrissa Gueye role that was sorely unfilled last campaign. Of course, if they lose 3-0 today, please pretend I never wrote this.”

4.22pm BST

“Very much a side note to the new signings and high profile managers in this clash, but is this the first meeting between Son and Gomes since the unfortunate injury?” says Duncan Edwards. “Even as top pros and decent blokes I wonder what both are thinking.”

They played against each other in July as well. I doubt something like that ever leaves you, mind.

4.14pm BST

“This is what is great about the Premier League,” says Mary Waltz. “The new signings have lifted this Everton’s fan traditional pessimism. For at least one game I can ignore my teams multi-year pattern of soul-crushing mid-table mediocrity. James will regain his Colombian World Cup form. All is well in the world, at least for the next half hour.”

4.13pm BST

“Evening Rob, exciting game today with 1-0 written all over it,” says Yash Gupta. “As a Spurs fan I notice the media has downplayed Mourinho and Spurs this season. Where do you see Spurs finishing?”

So much depends on Harry Kane. If he stays fit and gets back to his 2016-18 best they could finish third; if not, somewhere between fourth and seventh I guess.

4.09pm BST

In defence of Jose

“I really don’t understand the blatant racism placed on Jose Mourinho by Guardian newsmen,” writes Pedro Maia. “Had this been directed to any other person with such amazing results it would be more than enough reason for public outcry but with Mou it seems that being extremely competent at his job allows for you to abuse the man.

4.04pm BST

“‘The big summer signings for both sides all start’, eh?” sniffs Matt Dony. “No sign of Joe Hart in that Spurs line-up...”

3.46pm BST

Pre-match reading

Related: Hugo Lloris ready for Tottenham to be 'naughty' so Mourinho can win ugly

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3.35pm BST

The big summer signings on both sides all start. We’re not certain what formation Everton will play, though I reckon it’ll be a midfield diamond.

Spurs (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks; Moura, Alli, Son; Kane.
Substitutes: Hart, Sanchez, Aurier, Lamela, Sissoko, Ndombele, Bergwijn.

3.23pm BST

Hello and welcome to live coverage of a meeting between the Premier League’s eternal optimists. Despite perpetual disappointment, Spurs and Everton always come back for more with a hopeful demeanour and an open chequebook. This time the optimism stems from the fact it’s their first full season under two of the most successful managers of the modern era, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti. Everton, too, have made some intriguing signings, particularly the darling of the 2014 World Cup, James Rodriguez.

It’s a huge season for both clubs. This might be Mourinho’s last chance to show he is still compatible with the modern footballer. And if Everton’s refurbished squad can’t improve on last season’s 12th position, they really are in trouble.

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When Neville Southall's stunning save at Spurs pushed Everton to the title

Guardian - søn, 13/09/2020 - 09:00

With Everton off to Tottenham this weekend, let’s remember one of the great moments of skill at the old White Hart Lane

By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog

Tottenham and Everton are facing big questions as the season begins. Will José Mourinho close the gap to the top four in his first full season at the club? Will Carlo Ancelotti be able to revive Everton’s fortunes in his first full campaign on Merseyside, restoring hope to fans who have had little to cheer in recent years? The two clubs have won three trophies between them in 25 years, which shows the size of the tasks facing the managers. Their meeting at White Hart Lane on Sunday is hardly a tussle between two title contenders.

The situation was very different in the 1984-85 season, when both clubs emerged as serious title rivals. Tottenham were thriving under new boss Peter Shreeves and Everton were building on the FA Cup success achieved under Howard Kendall in the previous campaign. Their clash at White Hart Lane on 3 April 1985 was viewed as a pivotal match in the race for the title. It was also a big night for one of the keepers on show.

Related: How Neville Southall won the Player of the Year award in the 1984-85 season

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Jose on 20 years as boss: My DNA hasn't changed

Sky Sports - søn, 13/09/2020 - 08:00
"Of course, the colour of my hair is different, and some wrinkles! But I'm the same guy, the same principles, the same passion, nothing at all has changed."

Hugo Lloris ready for Tottenham to be 'naughty' so Mourinho can win ugly

Guardian - lør, 12/09/2020 - 23:30
  • ‘Talent and team spirit alone may not be enough’
  • Everton signing James Rodríguez keen to play on Sunday

Hugo Lloris believes José Mourinho has brought positive changes for the coming season at Tottenham, even if the squad has some way to go to become the ugly operators their manager would like to see.

Mourinho was quite explicit in outlining his preferred manner of playing in Amazon’s Spurs documentary and though the philosophy does not quite line up with previous visions of how Tottenham should pursue glory, the goalkeeper is willing to go along with some of it.

Related: Premier League 2020-21 preview No 17: Tottenham

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Spurs sign USA World Cup winner Morgan

Sky Sports - lør, 12/09/2020 - 12:55
USA World Cup winner Alex Morgan has joined Tottenham Women from Orlando Pride for the 2020/21 WSL season.
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