Tottenham Hotspur hope to return to winning ways on Wednesday night as they host fellow London side Fulham in the Premier League – with both teams having very different ambitions this season.
That can be shown by the completely contrasting reactions to both teams’ most recent result, as they each picked up a point in a draw. Spurs ended up 1-1 with Wolves and manager Jose Mourinho berated a lack of ambition in the team for not going for the kill, leaving Spurs sliding down to seventh without a win in four matches.
A win for either team should galvanise them heading into the new year, with the possibility of January reinforcements arriving as they look to earn a top-four finish and avoid the bottom three, respectively.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
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The game kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday, 30 December.
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Gareth Bale is a doubt and Giovani Lo Celso is injured. The only other absentee should be Japhet Tanganga for Spurs.
Fulham are almost at full strength, with Mario Lemina back but Terence Kongolo and Kenny Tete both doubts.
TOT – Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Lamela, Son; Kane.
FUL – Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Cordova-Reid, Lemina, Reed, Zambo Anguissa, Robinson; Lookman, Mitrovic.
Despite the recent improvement from Fulham, Spurs should pose too many problems for Scott Parker’s team as long as Jose Mourinho doesn’t ask them to withdraw too deep, too early. Spurs 2-0 Fulham