Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United in midweek but they will need to quickly dust themselves back up because they welcome Fulham on Saturday.
Tottenham have won eight out of their previous nine Premier League matches and on the other hand, Fulham are winless in their last seven away games. These stats would suggest that the home side are the clear favourites to pick up a win but the way Fulham have been playing this season, nothing is beyond them at the moment.
Spurs are still in the top four but they cannot afford any more slips up. If they fail to win on Saturday, the likes of Liverpool and Brighton will catch up to them.
Tottenham will be playing in the Champions League next week and then they have an all-important clash against Manchester City so it won’t be a surprise if Antonio Conte opts to rest some of his regular starters this weekend.
Spurs team news and injuries for the Fulham clash:
Romero missed the West Ham game with a muscle injury but he should be back in the matchday squad on Saturday. However, we don’t think the manager will use him because he has Clement Lenglet in his side.
Bentancur is recovering from a head injury and he’s likely to be unavailable which means Yves Bissouma and Hojbjerg will once again pair up in central midfield.
Perisic is another player who will be rested keeping the UCL clash in mind in which case Sessegnon will be coming into the first XI. Matt Doherty is also likely to replace Emerson Royal.
Son was really underwhelming in the West Ham draw so it’s the perfect opportunity for the Spurs boss to hand Richarlison his full debut for the club.
Lucas Moura is still recovering from a knock meaning Conte won’t have the luxury to rest Kulusevski or Harry Kane.
The manager had said on Monday: ‘Lucas has inflammation in his tendon. When I was a player, I had a lot of pain in my tendon, and you know very well that an inflamed tendon doesn’t finish in only one or two weeks. We hope he’s with us soon.’
Spurs predicted line up vs Fulham:
Predicted Starting XI(3-4-3): Lloris; Dier, Sanchez, Lenglet; Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Sessegnon, Matt Doherty; Richarlison/Son, Kane, Kulusevski.