Last season Everton finished above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table, but this term the Toffees will end up below the North London club.
Not many will disagree with that. Tottenham have made some shrewd signings in the summer transfer window and have some really quality players. In fact, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will actually be aiming for a top-four finish in the league.
The recruitment of Ben Davies, Michel Vorm, Benjamin Stambouli and Eric Dier among others has given Spurs more depth in their squad to compete both on the domestic and the European fronts.
Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has looked refreshed and in better form so far this season (click here to read more), and with Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and other Spurs stars still going strong, the Lilywhites will be striving for a Champions League place (which they can also get if they win the Europa League).
However, Everton could well spring a surprise or two, just as they did last season. The Liverpool-based club pushed Arsenal for the fourth spot in the league table until the final weeks of the 2013-14 campaign and could so something similar this term.
Like Tottenham, Everton have made some good signings, making the loan deal of Romelu Lukaku permanent and signing former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o on a free transfer.
The 2014-15 Premier League campaign promises to be one of the most competitive and entertaining in history, and Everton and Tottenham will do their part to make it so.