Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton: Live Commentary Blog

David JacobsCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2010

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 20:  Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 20, 2010 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Good morning everyone.

Welcome to yet another two hours of me talking the hind legs off a donkey.

I will be covering today's Spurs game against Everton at 12:45 p.m.

Gareth Bale is a doubt for the starting lineup, but uniquely not due to injury.

The highly-rated Cliff Jones impersonator has been starting pretty much every game for weeks and scored a belated hat-trick against the defending Champions League champions, Inter Milan. But evidently, after Wednesday's surprise, he must be completely knackered!

The game until then was an eyesore for Spurs fans worldwide as they were ripped to shreds 4-0 in the first half. Luckily, Gareth Bale found the weak spot in Milan's back line and exploited it three times! Even Julio Cesar—one of the finest goalkeepers in the world—couldn't stop Bale's shots going in the same concentrated spot three times (bottom left corner).

Here's the full team news for both teams. The starting XI will be featured later when I see it.

Source for team news - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/9110606.stm

Tottenham

Doubtful: Kaboul (hamstring)

Injured: Dawson (knee and ankle), Defoe (ankle), King and Woodgate (both groin), O'Hara (back)

Everton

Doubtful: Pienaar (groin), Saha (calf)

Injured: Anichebe (knee), Fellaini (hamstring), Osman (ankle), Rodwell (ankle)