Jose remains coy over cup line-up

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur – Emirates FA Cup fifth-round – Goodison Park – Wednesday 8pm – Preview

Jose Mourinho insisted that Harry Kane had come through Sunday’s Premier League victory over West Bromwich Albion but wouldn’t confirm that the England skipper would feature when Tottenham Hotspur head to Everton for an Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday evening.

No bad reactions, he played well as you could see – no problems, at least no big problems,” the Lilywhites chief explained.

“We need to go player by player, on two days between West Brom and Everton, we go player by player to have their feelings and discuss with them to see the best options.

“Of course, we want to go with a strong team but at the same time, we don’t want to create problems with the future of the players.”

Spurs head to Merseyside with Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon still sideline, while Serge Aurier is a doubt after he was replaced midway through the second half against West Brom by Matt Doherty.

Dele Alli could feature: “Can he help us? I believe he can,” Mourinho added. 

“In terms of having Dele on the bench to come for a few minutes to try to help the team, is that possible? 

“I’ll have to speak with him, but I believe he can.”

Jeevesie’s prediction: Everton 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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