Our live stream ahead of Wednesdays Premier League match, Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham is now up, kicking off at 18.00 GMT
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Tottenham come into the final game of the calendar year having drawn away at Wolves in their last outing, meaning Jose Mourinho’s men haven’t won in four and have slipped down to 7th in the Premier League table.
Tottenham found themselves top of the Premier League following their 2-0 win over bitter rivals Arsenal on December 6, but in one of the most contested first half of the seasons to recent memory, they have since slipped out of the top four entirely.
Mourinho could not hide his frustration after dropping two late points at Wolves, with his side seemingly sitting back on a first-minute lead given to them by Tanguy Ndombele.
In less than a month, the question of whether the ‘old Mourinho’ is back has taken on a different meaning, with the Portuguese now appearing irritated and questioning his players.
Scott Parker’s men are without a win in five, however, they have at least made themselves tough to beat, drawing each of their last four, including a 1-1 draw with champions Liverpool.
Last Saturday’s they played out a goalless draw with Southampton. It was hardly the worst result in the world, either, though it does mean that Fulham enter this game in the relegation zone.
The two London clubs last met in January 2019, in a Premier League tie that Tottenham won 2-1 away at Craven Cottage…
“They are getting lots of good results, they’ve found a way to play, they forgot some principles they had at the beginning of the season and they are now playing in a completely different way with a completely different philosophy.”
“I don’t expect Gareth to be fit, I wouldn’t say it’s a serious injury, but I would say a few weeks. I have doubts that Lucas and Carlos will be ready.”
“I’m back in. I had to self-isolate for 10 days so I did that, got a negative result again two days ago, so I’m back in with the team and I’m pleased about that.”
“Just being around the place, bringing personality, seeing people in the flesh, is always much better.”
“You have a much better understanding and someone in my position sees things much clearer, but we’d prepared and planned for the scenario that happened, so we had everything in place to fall on.”
“This current climate is unpredictable, so we knew what measures we needed to take and they worked very, very well, with Zoom and being in constant dialogue with the team.”
“It worked very well, the best it could. Of course it’s not ideal, but we’re not living in an ideal world.”
Is now a good time to play Tottenham?
“It’s not just Tottenham, any team who are on a little bit of a dip or whose results have not gone too well, it can work both ways.”
“It can be that you’re playing against a bit of a wounded animal in a sense of they need a result and you need to be very alert and realise that, and at the same time can you add that little bit of pressure, can we make it uncomfortable at times in the game.”
“So I think it works both ways really, I think we need to have an eye on both sides of it. We understand we’re playing against an exceptionally good team.”
“I was there for a short time as an Under-18s coach, and everything about the football club is top class in terms of training facilities, the squad they’ve got, and we need to be fully aware of that, but also understanding that it might be an opportunity for us to get something.”
Relishing playing against his former club…
“I am looking forward to going back there,”
“I spent a couple of years at Spurs as a player which I thoroughly enjoyed, I had a brilliant rapport with the fans.”
“Then I obviously went back there developing the younger players, so I’m looking forward to going back as a Manager of a team now.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces who I spent a lot of time with.”
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: DWDLLD
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions): WDLLWD
Fulham Premier League form: WLDDDD
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Rodon, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Alli, Son; Kane
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Cordova-Reid, Lemina, Anguissa, Loftus-Cheek, Robinson; Lookman, Mitrovic
Over 2.5 Goals – 10/11 with FanTeam
Spurs are now four without a win and struggling for goals. The last time Tottenham scored twice was on November the 6th against Arsenal and the last time the North Londoners hit three was back in mid-October.
Mourinho’s side have faced two of the current bottom four so far this season, winning 1-0 on each occasion. Fulham are four without a loss having drawn each of those games with every one of them seeing fewer than 2.5 goals. Their last defeat was a 2-0 loss to Manchester City and a similar result is perhaps the most likely outcome.
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