After Chelsea, Everton is the team with the most notable player additions this summer. The home team of Goodison Park brought back 3 extremely quality midfielders, Allan from Napoli, James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and Doucoure from Watford. Notably, both Allan and James stars were once students of Carlo Ancelotti, so he will not be too difficult to find the right team for both 2.
With the presence of James Rodriguez, the needle-shaped quarterback diagram The outline that helped Ancelotti succeed at AC Milan may be his re-enactment.
Accordingly, Allain will act as the scanner as Gattuso and James will be the conductor like Kaka to support the young striker duo Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin. Obviously, the presence of the Colombian midfielder will make the Liverpool attack much more worth seeing.
Meanwhile, Tottenham only got two additions, right-back Matts Doherty and intercepting midfielder Pierre Hjobjerg from Southampton. Obviously, after half of the season leading Spurs, Mourinho has found the weaknesses of this team and has plans to overcome.
For Doherty, the attacks on the right wing will be more effective when Serge Aurier has poor cross-ball performance.
Meanwhile, Hjobjerg is a strong disputed midfielder and the body that Mourinho desperately needs when both Harry Winks and Sissoko are not too strong. The problem that is lacking with Spurs at the moment is a conductor who knows how to coordinate the game when Lo Celso or Dele Alli plays unstable and has no influence.
Back in this match, Mourinho won Ancelotti in their head-to-head match last season when Tottenham won 1-0 at home against Everton. However, it was a period of time that these two great coaches did not know much about the new team and the current situation was different. Both coaches have received additions of their choice to reinforce the squad.
Before this match, Tottenham had 4 friendly matches with 3 wins and 1 losses. In which, both victories were made by them at home. Last season, the home field was also a huge fulcrum of the Rooster when they won 12, drew 3 and lost 4 matches in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the away field continues to be a weakness that prevents Everton from flying as high as expected. The Toffees won only 5, drew 3 and lost 11 away matches. Head-to-head achievements also show, Everton is very afraid to make Tottenham visitors only have not known to win since 2009 and lose 9/13 matches. Therefore, although there are many additions in the midfield, the defense is easy to make mistakes that can cause teachers and students of Ancelotti to pay a high price in this match. Should still believe in a hard victory for host Tottenham in this match.