Jose Mourinho has made two changes to his Tottenham team for this evening’s Premier League game away at Everton.
Following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat against Manchester United in N17, the head coach has made a double change as he looks to get his team back to winning ways in their quest for a European place.
Toby Alderweireld comes back in for the first time since before last month’s international break and plays as part of a back three alongside Eric Dier and Joe Rodon.
There is also a start for Moussa Sissoko in midfield, with Gareth Bale having to make do with a place on the bench once again.
Matt Doherty and Ben Davies remain out for Tottenham through injury, with youngster Dane Scarlett now joining them in the treatment room after picking up an injury in the FA Youth Cup.
While Spurs do need maximum points if they are to challenge for a Champions League place in the remaining weeks, Everton, who are one point behind them in eighth, also need to get a win on the board as they also have European aspirations themselves.
Already losing two games against the Toffees this season, Mourinho knows what to expect from Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
“They have everything. Starting with a good coach,” he said when asked about Everton’s strengths in his pre-match press conference.
“They didn’t play Europe this season, they and complete weeks to work and develop things. They can play in different systems during the season you can see how many systems they play.
“They have talent in attack, they have quality in midfield, they have physicality behind, they can play with a back four or five. They have a tactical coach and they have had time to develop.
“They are a very good combination and a very good team.”
Here is the Tottenham team Mourinho has selected for tonight’s match.
Tottenham XI: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele; Son, Kane
Substitutes: Hart, Sanchez, Tanganga, Winks, Lo Celso, Alli, Lamela, Lucas, Bale