Tottenham travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday in the hope of securing their third straight league win – but the face a tough task if they are pick up maximum points against a Fulham side buoyed by a decent point against rivals Chelsea in mid-week.
Spurs go into the game on the back of a grueling schedule which has seen them play three games in the space of seven days – and they’ll look to get through their fourth fixture in 10 days unscathed before a well-earned break.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas reports he has no new injury worries going into the game. Mousa Dembele is fit to play despite going down under a heavy tackle during the mid-week win over Liverpool, while Sandro is also available.
Scott Parker is two weeks away from full fitness, with Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto still sidelined. Steven Caulker missed the 2-1 win over Liverpool through illness but should be fit to start.
11th placed Fulham welcome back summer departures Clint Dempsey and Mousa Dembele for the first time. Alex Kacaniklic and Bryan Ruiz are still out while Brede Hangeland is still suspended.
Predicted Tottenham line-up: Lloris; Caulker, Vertonghen, Walker, Gallas; Sandro, Dembele, Lennon, Bale; Dempsey, Defoe
Predicted Fulham Line-up: Schwarzer; Riise, Senderos, Hughes, Riether; Sidwell, Karagounis, Duff, Diarra; Berbatov, Rodallega