Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

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Tottenham will need to refocus as they end their Premier League season at home against Everton following a miraculous week for the club.

Tottenham will need to refocus as they end their Premier League season at home against Everton following a miraculous week for the club.

Despite being well against the odds, Mauricio Pochettino’s men came from a 3-0 aggregate loss position in the second half of the second leg to overcome Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday evening.

Lucas Moura was the hat-trick hero on the night as he helped seal a place in the Champions League final in the last minute to break Ajax hearts and set up what could be an absolute classic against Liverpool.

Pochettino’s stock has risen even higher after this week, with much being said about his ability to take Tottenham to the Champions League final with no new signings in two windows – Moura was ironically Spurs’ last signing in January 2018.

If anything, Spurs’ European adventure has masked a poor end to the Premier League campaign, with Tottenham losing seven of their past 11 games, although their top-four place is arguably a mere formality, being three points ahead of Arsenal with a far superior goal difference.

Pochettino would probably want to rest players given the circumstances, but his squad is so depleted, he may have to play his big hitters.

Jan Vertonghen is out with an ankle knock, while Son Heung-Min and Juan Foyth start the first of three-game domestic bans.

Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama will be assessed, while Harry Kane and Harry Winks remain out.

Everton have improved steadily over the season Under Marco Silva, having looked disjointed under the Portuguese initially.

They will try and consolidate eighth place with a win, having lost only one of their last seven Premier League games.

They are poor travellers to Tottenham though, having not won away at the old White Hart Lane or Wembley since November 2008.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman are out of the game but Andre Gomes can return after a three-match ban.

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