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Antonio Conte takes charge of his first Premier League game with his new club Tottenham as they take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Italian got off to an entertaining start as his Tottenham side won 3-2 at home to Vitesse in their Europa Conference League victory, while Everton are looking to break their winless streak in the Premier League.

Rafa Benitez’s Everton reign began well and in recent times has gone progressively worse as Wolves added yet another loss to make it three successive defeats for the Spaniard’s side.

Two first half goals from Max Kilman and striker Raul Jimenez proved to be costly for Everton who couldn’t add to Alex Iwobi’s 66th minute strike, which leaves Everton in 10th with 14 points.

After the 2-5 capitulation to Claudio Ranieri’s Watford side recently, another Italian manager stands in their way – managing a side who Everton have only one victory against in their last 17 Premier League attempts.

Tottenham

It was a Europa Conference League match which had slightly more eyes on it than usual as Antonio Conte was unveiled to the Spurs fans for the first time – and it didn’t disappoint.

With five goals scored in the game, a three-goal lead nearly caught by Vitesse along with three red cards and plenty of yellows to go alongside, it was chaotic and full of fire which couldn’t have gone any other for the Italian in his first match.

Spurs started quickly from the first whistle as they flew to a three-goal lead within 28 minutes thanks to goals from Hueng-min Son and Lucas Moura, along with a fortunate own goal.

Though this was very nearly cancelled out shortly after as Vitesse responded impressively with two quickfire goals to bring the game back in contention, though the second half brought more cards than goals as Cristian Romero was dismissed, however Spurs hung on for three vital points.

After the 0-3 defeat which saw Nuno Santo dismissed in their last Premier League game against Manchester United, Conte will be looking to break their poor run of three defeats in their last four league games, conceding nine goals in that time.

Team News

Everton continue to be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure for the foreseeable future, while Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne are doubts ahead of the game.

With Yerry Mina still an uncertainty, Mason Holgate will continue to partner Michael Keane in defence.

As for Spurs, Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil continue to remain on the sidelines as the only injury concerns.

Conte may opt for a similar starting line-up to the one which featured against midweek, though Davinson Sanchez could be considered ahead of Eric Dier and Ben Davies.

Everton vs Tottenham – kick off at 2pm (UK time) on Sunday 7th November 2021

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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