Fulham vs Tottenham LIVE: Antonio Conte’s Spurs look to bounce back from successive Premier League defeats and kickstart their top-four bid against Marco Silva’s in-form Cottagers… who can go FIFTH with a win – with kick-off delayed until 8.15pm
Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Premier League clash between Fulham and Tottenham.
‘If I make this decision [naming same starting XI] it is the best decision for the team. I spoke before the game that Richarlison is recovering in the best form but still not fit, he is very close. The next game he can play from the start,’ said the Spurs boss.
‘We have to be focussed in our work, our target and try to improve, especially not to concede a goal. If I have to make a comparison to last season, we have attacked the same but the difference has been in defence. We have to continue to work.
“The confidence has to be in the team to play an important game, we have the confidence to play well and get the good result.”
Marco Silva’s sides have defied expectations with their impressive domestic campaign this season.
The west London side find themselves comfortably within the top half of the table and could even finish this evening as high as fifth with a win over Spurs.
Here, Sportsmail’s Danny Murphy takes a look at the meteoric rise for Fulham and assesses just how far they can take their journey this year.
It’ll be a big night for Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son, who will see tonight’s fixture as a prime opportunity to bring his scoring drought to an end.
The South Korean has just four Premier League goals to his name this campaign and has struggled to follow-up his tremendous Golden Boot form from last year. Will that change tonight?
Let’s hope the undersoil heating has done it’s job ahead of kick-off!
In a break from pre-match build-up, it’s time to reflect on the big news from today.
Earlier this afternoon, Everton confirmed they have parted ways with manager Frank Lampard – with the club sat joint-bottom of the Premier League table.
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Fulham XI: Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Pereira; Decordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Willian
Subs: Rodak, Kurzawa, Tosin, Chalobah, Cairney, James, Wilson, Solomon, Vinicius
Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Subs: Forster, Tanganga, Doherty, Sessegnon, Lenglet, Sanchez, Bissouma, Skipp, Richarlison
Tonight's starting XI 🔢 pic.twitter.com/jtVjgTCwkp
Tonight's Fulham. 🤍#FULTOT pic.twitter.com/vxQz0DcxQw
There’ll be two fantastic strikers on show tonight as Alexsandr Mitrovic and Harry Kane go head-to-head in west London.
Mitrović has been directly involved in six goals in six games against Spurs, while Kane has scored seven goals in six games against Fulham.
Who will have the final say tonight?
Kick-off in tonight’s clash at Craven Cottage has been delayed until 8:15pm due to transport issues.
Tonight's kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes due to local travel restrictions.#FULTOT will kick-off at 8.15pm. pic.twitter.com/jQTcUha7Vr
After a frantic weekend of Premier League action, what has it meant for tonight’s Monday night football clash?
Well, Tottenham won’t be able to ascend the league table even with a win tonight but they will be able to close the gap on fourth placed Man United to three points.
Meanwhile the hosts could leapfrog their London rivals this evening with a win, as they look to bounce back from their recent 1-0 loss to Newcastle.
Evening, Sonny 👋 pic.twitter.com/4BwpbZpxAy
It’s an all-black look for both teams pre-match.
The big news surrounding Tottenham lately has been regarding the futures of Harry Kane and Antonio Conte.
Well, it seems that the former is ready to put the rumours to bed and sign a new deal with the club despite their shaky form of late.
Tonight would be a real opportunity to reward the forward’s loyalty with a strong performance against Fulham… but it won’t be easy.
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Welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of the Premier League’s Monday night football affair between Tottenham and Fulham.
Antonio Conte’s side are looking to close the gap on the Premier League’s top four but face a tough challenge against the hosts.
Both teams are looking to bounce back with a win after defeats in their most recent league outings… but who will come out on top tonight? We’ll have team news shortly!
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