Everton and Tottenham Hotspur will meet at Goodison Park in Sunday’s evening game as the festive period continues to take effect.
The Toffees have been performing well under Marco Silva this season as he looks to guide them into European football, whilst Spurs have enjoyed one of their best ever Premier League seasons under Mauricio Pochettino’s guidance.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Christian Eriksen have both played key roles for their respective sides during the campaign and will look to have a big influence on the result on Sunday.
Sigurdsson has certainly improved for Everton under Silva and has shown why the club decided to take him from Swansea City in 2017.
The 29-year-old struggled when he first came to Goodison Park and found it difficult to justify the huge transfer fee paid for him, but he has since turned things around.
The Iceland international has recorded six goals in his 17 Premier League matches so far, as well as having provided two assists, proving to be one of the Toffees’ main creative outlets.
There have been some questions about his performances at times, however, there is no doubt that when he is on song, he is one of Silva’s best players.
TT Grade: A
The Dane is one of Spurs’ main attacking threats when going forward with his creativity, as well as his ability of being able to find the back of the net.
The playmaker, who joined from Ajax in the summer of 2013 for a bargain fee of around £11.5million, has been a standout for Pochettino’s side and has come up with some crucial goals.
The 26-year-old has struggled to get a regular run in the team through injury problems, however, if his absence has proved anything, he has shown how much Tottenham do need him in their first-team at times.
TT Grade: A+
Both players are extremely important to their respective clubs and will look to play a huge role in the game between the two sides.
However, with Daniel Levy spending just £11.5m on Eriksen, the Denmark international would win this battle between the two exciting playmakers.
Sigurdsson may play a role against his former club, but the 26-year-old is the most likely to have a much bigger impact on the tie.
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