Everton handed boost as Tottenham suffer Fabio Paratici blow days before league clash

Everton take on Tottenham at a time of great uncertainty for the north London club with Fabio Paratici’s role hanging by a thread.

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Everton will hope that the chaos at Tottenham will disrupt their preparations for this weekend’s Premier League clash at Goodison.

Sean Dyche’s side will host Tottenham in the first game after the international break with the Lilywhites without a substantive head coach following the sacking of Antonio Conte during the international break.

The exit of Antonio Conte has opened the door Cristian Stellini, Conte’s trusted assistant to take charge of the team for the remaining 10 Premier League games, giving Spurs time to name a new permanent manager.

Manager Stellini will be assisted by Tottenham’s Ryan Mason who was working as one of Antonio’s assistant managers. In what has been head-spinning week for Tottenham, director of football Fabio Paratici has also seen his ban on Italian football extended globally by FIFA.

On the injury front, the Lilywhites also lost defender Emerson Royal after he picked up a knee injury while playing for Brazil during the international break, he adds to Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur and captain Hugo Lloris.

Lloris though is stepping up his return to fitness having taken part in a behind-closed-doors friendly last week, the first since he injured his knee against Manchester City in the league.

Everton are showing proof of life under Sean Dyche and came back twice to earn a 2-2 draw at Chelsea before the the international break.

The Toffee will hope they can wreck Tottenham who arrive at Goodison at the back of conceding two late goal at Southampton to draw 3-3 with the Saints in what ended up being Antonio Conte’s last game at the club.