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Gueye's return gives Everton major boost ahead of Tottenham game

Everton manager Sam Allardyce looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at Vitality Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

The Everton midfielder had been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Idrissa Gueye of Everton scores his team's opening goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at Vitality Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Everton have been given a major boost ahead of tomorrow afternoon's Premier League game away to Tottenham Hotspur with the news that Idrissa Gueye is back available after injury.

Gueye missed the defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League and the FA Cup respectively due to a hamstring injury but is available for selection ahead of the clash against Tottenham at Wembley, as reported by the club's official website.

Idrissa Gueye of Everton runs with the ball under pressure from Eden Hazard of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on December 23, 2017 in...

Having Gueye, who is hugely effective at making precisely-timed interceptions and playing short, snappy passes to his team-mates, is a major boost for Everton, who will be determined to return to winning ways.

Gueye's return is also timely as James McCarthy, who has endured much misfortune with injury problems, hasn't been especially sharp of late.

Martin Olsson of Swansea City crosses the ball past Idrissa Gueye of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on December 18, 2017 in...

Tom Davies will also be hoping to start in midfield against Tottenham, but Gueye's extra defensive nous should give him the edge when Sam Allardyce considers what team to field.

Everton, for whom striker Cenk Tosun is likely to make his debut tomorrow following his switch from Besiktas, are determined to secure a top half finish and are currently in ninth place in the Premier League.

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