Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to return to winning ways against London rivals Fulham and boost their hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification. Kickoff is at 3:00PM in White Hart Lane.
Spurs have suffered two dramatic defeats this week after losing 3-2 to Liverpool in the Premier League and then going down to Inter Milan in the Europa League, although a 4-1 reverse after extra time in Italy still carried them through to the quarter-finals on away goals.
Fulham are comfortably placed in mid-table with nine games remaining and should have no reason to worry about relegation with a nine-point cushion over the drop zone.
Martin Jol’s team are sure to be fresher than their opponents and raring to go at White Hart Lane, having played just two games since 9th February.
They drew 2-2 with Sunderland last time out a fortnight ago to make it three matches unbeaten, and will be hoping to finish in the top half of the table.
Tottenham : Lloris; Naughton, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen; Sigurdsson, Dembele, Parker, Assou-Ekotto; Adebayor, Bale. SUBS Friedel, Walker, Carroll, Holtby, Livermore, Defoe, Dempsey.
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise; Dejagah, Sidwell, Karagounis, Duff; Ruiz; Berbatov. SUBS Etheridge, Hughes, Richardson, Eyong, Emanuelson, Petric, Rodallega
Players To Watch
Gareth Bale has been a custodian or Tottenham this year. He steps up to the mark when they needed. When missing for the game against Inter Milan they struggled and to have him back is a huge help.
Dimitar Berbatov is always a danger infront of goal and is clearly the main threat.