With Liverpool's smashing victory against Arsenal yesterday, something has to give today as these two teams will be desperate to keep pace with fourth placed Liverpool.
In this sense I feel as though we might be in for a classic match as the two teams trade blows for the victory. The home team Tottenham have completely reinvigorated themselves under Tim Sherwood. It is quite rare for a team in modern football to play with two men up front and play without a designated defensive midfielder, but Sherwood has managed it and apart from the 5-1 Man City defeat, Tottenham have looked good under Sherwood.
However, the 5-1 defeat should not be discounted, it was yet another big match Tottenham lost and it also showed that against a big team, which I now consider Everton to be, Tottenham have distinct liabilities.
One of the liabilities is Dawson's inability to cut out through balls or just his overall defending against skillful players. One could argue that under Sherwood, the Tottenham defence get no protection. That is true, but this has been a staple of Dawson's season so far.
With Kevin Mirallas due to play up front again, Everton have a player who wants to play in between the lines; as long as he gets good service, he should be able to slip inside and ring off some shots.
Between Ross Barkley, Aiden McGeady, Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman, Everton boss Roberto Martinez has a plethora of pace, dribbling skills and creative passers to carve open Everton.
The only problem is whether or not Everton can finish off the chances they will undoubtedly create. With Lukaku out, Mirallas is the highest scorer with five goals - a tally he has needed 58 shots to reach.
Ross Barkley has only three to his name and Pienaar has only one.
My only fear for Everton is as they press forward for a goal, they will leave themselves wide open on the wings. The full backs tend to play as fully fledged wingers at times, and as they do so, Tottenham have the players to pick them off.
Aaron Lennon has the pace to upset Leighton Baines on the counter, although Lennon always disappoints on the big stage.
Eriksen however, is a different kettle of fish. If given the slightest of space, he will use it to show his outstanding passing talents, and just as Coutinho did against Everton recently, it is not hard to envisage an Eriksen pass leading to Adebayor outpacing Jagielka and Distan at the back.
Furthermore, Adebayor can be expected to be nuisance by himself. He quite a bit bigger than Jagielka and he has the beating of Distan on the deck. Bentaleb and Dembele have shown they are not afraid to go for the long pass on occasion. If after long periods of pressure, Tottenham seek the long pass, Adebayor has the ability to cause damage.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton