Tottenham training set to start against Fulham
After securing a 5-0 FA Cup win over Marine, Tottenham’s hastily postponed Premier League game against Fulham on Wednesday represents a much tougher test.
Their trip to Merseyside has given Jose Mourinho a rare opportunity to rest some of his key players, meaning Spurs should be at full strength for the London derby.
Here’s how Mourinho’s side should line up against the Cottagers …
Hugo Lloris (GK) – The Frenchman rested against Marine with walking calamity Joe Hart between the sticks. Lloris will be back for this one and has a good chance of adding to his six clean sheets this season.
Serge Aurier (RB) – Aside from a calamitous mistake against Leicester, Aurier has had a solid season. For now, he should continue to keep Matt Doherty out of the squad.
Toby Alderweireld (CB) – Despite playing 45 minutes against Marine, Mourinho is expected to select Alderweireld, who has been around almost always this campaign, after a brief stint on the bench early in the season.
Eric Dier (CB) – Dier has only missed one Premier League game all season and we don’t expect him to add to that tally by missing Fulham.
Sergio Reguilon (LB) – His breach of coronavirus regulations doesn’t appear to have affected his playing time. He should just overshadow Ben Davies at left-back.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – Hojbjerg has been the Premier League’s outstanding defensive midfielder this season. Despite a nasty cut in the leg against Brentford, he is available for selection.
Harry Winks (CM) – It will be either Winks or Moussa Sissoko, Hojbjerg’s partner in midfield. As Fulham is unlikely to have much possession, Mourinho should go for Winks who is a top passer.
Tanguy Ndombele (AM) – After a tricky first season in North London, Ndombele has shown his talent much more frequently this campaign. He has been impressive as Spurs’ most advanced midfielder and will continue to hold that position on Wednesday.
Steven Bergwijn (RW) – With Giovani Lo Celso injured, Bergwijn is likely to hold onto his right-forward spot for a while – not that his recent performances haven’t deserved it.
Harry Kane (ST) – The English skipper is having one of his best seasons in history and his creativity will be key to breaking Fulham’s low block.
Son Heung-min (LW) – Son is the top points scorer in the Fantasy Premier League this season. What more can be said? Of course he begins.