Tottenham vs. Fulham
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick off: 3PM
Tottenham Hotspur head into today’s Premier League clash at Wembley Stadium looking to make it maximum points from two fixtures, having already defeated Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Fulham have made some excellent additions during the summer transfer window, but the Cottagers make the short trip across the capital looking to avoid a second successive defeat since gaining promotion back to the top flight.
Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur were naturally disappointed when the summer transfer window slammed shut without a single first-team addition, while some will still be left questioning Mauricio Pochettino’s decision after a scrappy victory over Newcastle.
However, the more optimistic section of the Spurs faithful would have been impressed with the way that the team were able to fight their way to three important points as they look to put together a bid to challenge for the Premier League title.
There are understandably fears that the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool – and maybe Manchester United – are all better equipped to get their hands on the top-flight crown, but that is not to say that Spurs’ unusual approach can not pay off in the long run.
Meanwhile, Fulham have spent 2018 riding a crest of wave after putting together a long unbeaten run on the way to securing promotion to English football’s top tier, and the expectation levels at Craven Cottage have only risen with the additon of 12 new players.
That remained the case as Fulham went into an early London derby against a club in Crystal Palace who had not necessarily strengthened in the way that their supporters may have expected, but the game proved that frequent overhaul is perhaps not always the way to go.
Slavisa Jokanovic would have been content with the amount of possession that his team had, but the lack of clear-cut chances and the pace of some of their forward play would have concerned the Serbian and it has already highlighted that Fulham cannot get ahead of themselves this season.
Tottenham possible XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Moura, Kane.
Fulham possible XI: Fabri, Christie, Chambers, Le Marchand, Bryan, McDonald, Cairney, Seri, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Sessegnon.