Marco Silva plays down Everton’s ‘advantage’ over Tottenham

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Everton manager Marco Silva admits that some Tottenham Hotspur players could be tired going into Sunday’s game.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side travel to Goodison Park on Sunday, just four days after they beat Arsenal 2-0 win the Carabao Cup quarter final.  

In contrast, the Toffees have not played a competitive match since they lost 3-1 at Manchester City last Saturday.

Silva was quizzed at his press conference prior to the visit of Spurs and although he acknowledged that Spurs have quite a lengthy injury list and while the club continues to play in three different competitions, it shows the strength and depth in the squad.

The away side are currently without the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama who are all sidelined through injury and will not feature this weekend.

Spurs have won more games against Everton (25) than they have versus any other team in the Premier League and will be looking to continue this impressive run of form in order to keep the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City.

Silva told his pre-match press conference at Finch Farm as quoted by Royal Blue Mersey: “It’s possible but they have enough quality to rest some players when they play a tough game against Arsenal [yesterday].

“To rest a striker like Harry Kane shows the quality they have. Pochettino is doing that, he’s resting some of the key players in some games. The attack line they are always changing two-three players for each game. They come here in very good condition as they rested one or two in the last match.

“Of course in some positions they have injuries as well but when you have Moussa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier injured, and you can play Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, that shows the quality they have.

“We respect them, I don’t see a big advantage for us because of this situation, but I believe in our squad to get a good result and win the match.”

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