TOTTENHAM take on Fulham in the Premier League as they look to move back into the top four heading into the weekend.
Meanwhile Scott Parker's Cottagers are three points behind 17th placed Brighton with two games in hand – one of them being this clash in North London.
Spurs were meant to be travelling to Aston Villa this midweek but that game was re-arranged due to a Covid outbreak and replaced with this fixture – initially scheduled for December 30.
What time does Tottenham vs Fulham kick off?
- Tottenham vs Fulham takes place on Wednesday, January 13.
- The match kicks off at 8.15pm UK time.
- It will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
What TV channel is Tottenham vs Fulham on and can I live stream it FREE?
- Tottenham vs Fulham is live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
- This fixture on its original date was part of a full matchday of Amazon Prime games and therefore the broadcaster have kept the rights to the rearranged match.
- You can live stream the match free by signing up to a one-month Amazon Prime free trial here.
Giovani Lo Celso is set to sit out the rest of the month for Spurs.
But Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will hope to return following his injury in the Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford.
The likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min can be expected to return after having the weekend off as Spurs' fringe players thumped Marine 5-0 in the FA Cup.
Scott Parker has no confirmed injury problems in his Fulham squad but some players may still be self-isolating following the Cottagers' Covid outbreak which forced the original fixture to be postponed.
*Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Tuesday, January 12.
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LAST TIME OUT
Both Tottenham and Fulham enjoyed success in the FA Cup third round at the weekend as the Premier League took a rare weekend off.
Of course, Scott Parker had no knowledge of this fixture’s potential when he sent a team out at local rivals QPR on Saturday. The Whites needed extra-time to see off Rangers following goals from Bobby Decordova-Reid and Neeskens Kebano.
Fulham’s last league game was the goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day, their second consecutive nil-nil at Craven Cottage having previously gone nine years without one. The Saints had two goals disallowed by VAR as the home side stretched their run of draws in the Premier League to four games.
Tottenham knocked out the minnows of Marine and Brentford in each of their past two games, and last tasted league action when thumping Leeds 3-0 at the start of January.
A penalty from Harry Kane, another goal for Son Heung-Min and Toby Alderweireld’s header were too much for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, but the result was marred by Matt Doherty’s red card in stoppage time for two bookable offences.
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KANE AND ABLE
With 35 goals in London derbies, Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the second highest goalscorer for such games in Premier League history.
Unfortunately for the Spurs captain, it’s an Arsenal man ahead of him with only Thierry Henry (43) having scored more.
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Tottenham have won ten of their last 11 Premier League games against Fulham, losing the other 1-0 at White Hart Lane in March 2013.
That sole victory for the Cottagers came courtesy of a goal from former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov. Current Tottenham players Hugo Lloris and Gareth Bale were in the home side that day, and so too was the current Fulham boss, Scott Parker.
However, goals against Spurs have continually proved a problem for Fulham. Since a 2-1 home win in November 2008, the Whites have failed to score more than once in any of their last 13 Premier League meetings with Tottenham, netting a total of just seven in that run.
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By losing 1-0 at West Ham United back in November, Fulham set a new unwanted record in the top-flight of English football. The Cottagers have lost their last 13 London derbies in the Premier League, a feat matched by no club from the capital before.
The South-West London outfit also have the lowest win rate in such fixtures, having won just 25 of their 131 London derbies in the Premier League (19%).
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A stoppage time header from Harry Winks earned Tottenham a dramatic 2-1 victory the last time these clubs met two years ago.
Fulham began the game at Craven Cottage in January 2019 seven points from safety, but impressed during a first half in which they took the lead through a Fernando Llorente own-goal.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs rallied after the break and equalised through Dele Alli before Winks’ late intervention.
The win kept third-placed Tottenham on the heels of Liverpool and Manchester City above them, but the North London club’s title challenge would eventually fade as they finished a respectable fourth. In contrast, Fulham were relegated by early April.
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Welcome to our live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur versus Aston Vi… sorry, Fulham, the most hastily arranged fixture in Premier League history.
Scheduled just two days ago when Spurs’ intended match with Villa was postponed due to Covid-19, this London derby has ramifications at both ends of the table.
It was similar coronavirus issues that meant this game was originally called off over Christmas with the Fulham squad decimated by an outbreak of positive cases.
But the short build-up hasn’t stopped Jose Mourinho from finding time to mouth off. The Spurs boss believes that the Cottagers should apologise if they field a strong side tonight given their recent cancellations.
Scott Parker isn’t happy either and it’s clear to see why. His squad had been busy preparing for a game with local rivals Chelsea on Friday night, having gone 120 minutes with another – QPR – in the cup on Saturday, when they first learned of this contest.
Nevertheless, both sides are in good form despite the upheaval to their calendars.
Spurs are unbeaten in five in all competitions, winning four, and could move a point behind second-placed Liverpool with another victory.
Fulham, viewed as a certainty for the drop two months ago, have found new resilience. The Cottagers are also unbeaten in five, having drawn their last four in the Premier League.
However, it remains to be seen which players Parker actually has at his disposal, and which Fulham first teamers remain in isolation.
We’ll have confirmation of the starting line-ups shortly with kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium scheduled for 8.15pm.
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