‘Changed my mind three times’ – Chris Sutton predicts result of Everton showdown v Spurs

Sharing his predictions with BBC Sport, Chris Sutton has acknowledged that Everton could achieve a significant victory in their battle against relegation from the Premier League, as they prepare to face a Tottenham side without Antonio Conte on Monday.

As relays the GN, Sutton stated that it was difficult to predict the outcome of the match but noted that Sean Dyche would have taken encouragement from Southampton’s comeback from a two-goal deficit against Spurs to secure a 3-3 draw.

Considering Everton’s recent good performance at home and the current situation of Spurs, Sutton suggested that the Toffees might secure a 2-1 victory against their opponents, who are competing for a spot in the Champions League.

He wrote: “I ended up changing my mind three times about which way this one would go. It really is impossible to call,”

“This is huge for Spurs in terms of making the top four but Everton need the victory even more because they have one of the toughest run-ins of any of the teams down at the bottom. They have picked up a couple of away draws under Sean Dyche and are playing with more purpose now but they have still not won on the road since 1 October so their form at Goodison is going to be vital. It has to happen here, basically.

“We saw that desperation from them when they beat Brentford in their last home game and the intensity they showed to win that game might just get them over the line here too. Southampton absolutely dominated Spurs in Conte’s last game in charge. I suspect Dyche has seen that and is thinking that Everton can really get at them as well.”