Adrian Clarke is looking at key tactical talking points ahead of Matchweek 11.
The Toffees also made a conscious effort to burst forward at pace, with plenty of forceful runs made inside the final third.
Against a Spurs side without a win in their last 11 away Premier League matches and beaten in the last three on the road, a repeat of this strong-willed approach by the Blues could pay huge dividends.
Against the Hammers the pair both worked hard to recover possession inside the middle third.
Gomes and Davies combined to make an impressive four interceptions and 28 ball recoveries against West Ham.
Spurs will want to pass through the lines, which will suit Everton down to the ground.
It should also give Silva’s men further encouragement that their opponents have been fragile when pressed this term.
If the hosts start brightly and play with intensity, they can make it another difficult away day for Mauricio Pochettino's men.
|Shots on target||Per 90 mins|
|First 8 matches||3.8|
|Last 2 matches||8.0|
Although their results have been mixed this season, there has been more drive about Everton’s attack of late.
They have produced 16 shots on target across their last two outings, more than double their previous match average.
Walcott has been sharp and could prove a real handful for the Londoners' defence, while down the middle Iwobi’s running power and pace has been a real asset behind lone striker Richarlison.
Spurs will be fully tested when Richarlison, Walcott or Calvert-Lewin make purposeful runs down the channel.
They have been undone by long-range passes and defence-splitting through-balls for four of the 15 goals conceded in 2019/20.
They have also faced 65 shots on target, second only to Norwich City, which is a damning statistic.
It is not just on the floor that Everton pose a threat, as they will test Spurs in the air too.
Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are outstanding at attacking headers, and in this department the Toffees are among the strongest sides in the league.
|Team||Headed shots (exc. blocks)|
Providing Everton can recapture the combative approach they had against West Ham they have what it takes to enjoy a morale-boosting win on Sunday.
When Silva's side play in at an aggressive, quick tempo that is when we see the very best of them.