Spurs contest their second London derby in a matter of days as they host newly-promoted opposition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon. Antonio Conte’s side remain unbeaten this season, but their performances have been mixed and left a lot to be desired at times, while they were somewhat fortunate to escape with a draw against West Ham in midweek.
But Tottenham look set to be boosted by the returns of Cristian Romero and Rodrigo Bentancur for a meeting with a Fulham side that have defied the doom-mongers with an excellent start to their latest Premier League campaign, with Aleksandar Mitrovic in inspired form. Former Spurs striker Carlos Vinicius is vying for his Cottagers debut today, along with ex-Tottenham target Dan James, former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian and Layvin Kurzawa.
Fulham’s confidence is sky-high under Marco Silva, but they have won only one of their last 12 visits to N17. Follow Tottenham vs Fulham LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below, featuring expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground!
Tottenham have been grinding out wins for an impressive start to the season, but Fulham have proven themselves to be no pushovers.
Draws with Liverpool and Wolves, wins over Brentford and Brighton and a narrow loss to Arsenal is a fine start for themselves.
They have strengthened well, bringing in three players on deadline day alone, but Spurs should have enough about them to see out the win.
Tottenham to win, 3-1.
Fulham team news
Fulham could hand debuts to Carlos Vinicius, against his former club, Willian and Dan James, who was a target for Spurs, after they signed before the transfer deadline.
Loanee Shane Duffy is available again after being unable to face parent club Brighton, but Harry Wilson and Manor Solomon are still out.
Tottenham team news
Tottenham hope to have Rodrigo Bentancur available after he missed the draw with West Ham, while Cristian Romero is back in training.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg appeared to struggle at times with his fitness at the London Stadium, so could be rested. Heung-min Son may see his place at risk after another below-par display.
Tottenham predicted XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Doherty, Bissouma, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Richarlison, Kane, Son.
How to watch Tottenham vs Fulham
TV channel and live stream: Due to the ongoing 3pm blackout restrictions in English football, today’s game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.
However, you can watch highlights on BBC One’s Match of the Day at 10:25pm.
Live blog: You can follow all the action right here with us, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham vs Fulham!
It’s a second London derby in a row for Spurs, after their draw with West Ham in midweek. Once again Antonio Conte’s side were a long way from their best and they were perhaps fortunate to leave the London Stadium with even a point.
Fulham have made a brilliant start to life back in the Premier League and they’ll fancy their chances of a big upset.
We’ll have all the latest build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm BST from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Stay tuned!