Fulham vs Tottenham : The absence of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko leaves Mauricio Pochettino rehearsing his understudies.Poch knows he had the beating of Manchester United last week, mostly thanks to Kane, though the likes of Alli, Harry Winks and Christian Ericksen saw enough chances on any other day.
Fulham vs Tottenham
Premier League 2018/19
Venue: Craven Cottage
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Kick-off time: 16pm BST
This will be the Cottager’s 12th league match against the sides standing in the top-10 going into this weekend. They have taken two points and conceded 30 goals. Both sides scored in six of the 11, and that’s mirrored by the Tottenham stats against bottom-10 sides.
The 11/5 Dele ‘anytime’ is a bit thin on his recent stats, but Kane has failed to start in five Spurs games this season — and Dele scored in three of those. Harry who?
It doesn’t take a genius to see David Wagner was conjuring points out of thin air at Huddersfield.Now all that’s left is thin air.Three points looks a breeze for Manchester City (1.30pm), with a clean sheet practically a given.
Try a longshot on a shell-shocked Huddersfield getting a real clumping. On his Prem record last season and this, a hat-trick from Sergio Aguero is sweet at 16/1 (Boylesport). Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to put the defeat to Manchester United behind them as they take on Fulham in the Premier League today.
Spurs fell to a 1-0 defeat against United last Sunday, but no matter how hard they try, there will be lingering reminders of the loss.
Harry Kane picked up yet another ankle injury in that match, an injury that looks likely to keep him out until early March.
This issue is intensified by the fact Heung Min Son is away on international duty with South Korea, and Lucas Moura is still nursing an injury of his own.
It looks as if Pochettino will have to make do with Fernando Llorente and a selection of academy youngsters for now.
We believe Tottenham will be able to see off Fulham despite their offensive worries, with a score of 2-0, goals from Dele Alli and Fernando Llorente.Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to return to winning ways without talisman Harry Kane – who is expected to miss the rest of the month due to ankle ligament damage.
In fact, Mauricio Pochettino has a whole host of injury concerns ahead of his side’s trip to Craven Cottage, with five key players unavailable.
Fulham will be looking at Sunday’s fixture eyeing the chance to take points off one of the Premier League’s top six for the first time this season.Tottenham’s first test to survive following Son Heung-min leaving for the Asian Cup and Harry Kane suffering an ankle injury is a trip to Fulham. Claudio Ranieri’s side are five points from safety and will feel hope that they can salvage something. Ryan Babel making his Premier League return after eight years could help their cause. Érik Lamela and Fernando Llorente are solid replacements for Kane and Son though and should test Fulham’s improving but still imperfect defence. Graham Searles
Sunday 4pm SSPL
Venue Craven Cottage
Last season n/a
Referee Craig Pawson
This season G16 Y54 R4 3.63 cards/game
Odds H 9-2 A 4-5 D 13-5
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Subs from Fabri, Bettinelli, Cissé, Ayité, Kebano, Johansen, De la Torre, McDonald, Vietto, Kamara, Anguissa, Babel
Doubtful Anguissa (ankle)
Injured Mawson (knee, unknown)
Discipline Y37 R2
Leading scorer Mitrovic 8
Subs from Gazzaniga, Vorm, Aurier, Walker-Peters, Davies, Sánchez, Foyth, Dier, Nkoudou, Lucas, Sterling
Doubtful Dier (appendix), Lucas (knee)
Injured Sissoko (groin, Feb), Wanyama (knee, Feb), Kane (ankle, Mar)
Unavailable Son (Asian Cup)
Discipline Y29 R1
Leading scorer Kane 14
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His side are 19th in the league and have won just twice on home soil all season.
What time is kick-off?
THIS Premier League clash is set for Sunday, January 20.
Kick-off at Craven Cottage is at 4pm.
When the sides met earlier in the season, Spurs ran out 3-1 winners at Wembley.
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