3 Tactical Decisions Ancelotti Should Make To Ensure A Win For Everton Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Tactical decisions Ancelotti should make to win vs Tottenham (Everton players in action in the photo)
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Leicester City at Goodison Park on July 01, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

Everton will face off against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday night hoping to secure a positive result on their travels. The Toffees are enjoying a decent run of form in the Premier League after securing back to back victories against Norwich City and Leicester City respectively. In contrast, Spurs suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss at the hands of Sheffield United in their last league outing.

Both sides will fancy their chances of earning maximum points in this upcoming league encounter at North London. Carlo Ancelotti will stick with the 4-4-2 formation and might name an unchanged team for this exciting clash versus Spurs on the road.

Here are three tactical decisions Ancelotti should make to ensure all three points versus Jose Mourinho’s men tomorrow.

Continue To Play Gylfi Sigurdsson In The Absence Of Fabian Delph

The midfield pairing of Andre Gomes and Gylfi Sigurdsson worked a charm in Everton’s last league outing. So Ancelotti should name the Icelandic international in his midfield following his goal-scoring display versus the Foxes on Wednesday. He is slowly getting back to his best and would play an important role in determining whether the Toffees can come away with a result from the English capital tomorrow night.

Tactical decisions Ancelotti should make to win vs Tottenham (Everton players seen in the picture)
Leicester City’s English defender Ben Chilwell (2L) and Everton’s English striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (C) compete for the ball during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on July 1, 2020. (Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Defend In Numbers At The Back

Ancelotti needs to instruct his players to defend in numbers so that they can provide adequate protection for each other when the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are threatening in and around their penalty area. If the Merseyside outfit can maintain a good defensive shape and overcrowd the Spurs players inside their half, then they will have a good chance of securing something from this league game on Monday.

Unleash Richarlison And Dominic Calvert-Lewin Up Top

Both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been instrumental behind Everton’s recent resurgence in the Premier League. There is no reason why the Toffees boss should not opt to play them together once again in this away game in London. Both Everton forwards have scored a total of 28 goals in between them this season. Hence, they would have to step up and give a good account of themselves when lacing up to face Spurs tomorrow night.

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