Match Threads Fulham vs Spurs - Match Thread

Match Prediction

  • Fulham Win

    Votes: 10 9.9%
  • Spurs Win

    Votes: 83 82.2%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 7 6.9%
  • Goalless Draw

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
    101
  • Poll closed .

Bulletspur

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FULHAM 1-2 SPURS
Llorente (og) Dele, Winks
Spurs: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Eriksen, Dele (Nkoudou), Lamela (Dier), Llorente.

Fulham: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Mitrovic (c), Babel, Ream, Schurrle, Marchand, Christie, Bryan, Seri.
Subs: Bettinelli, Sessegnon, Kebano, Cairney, Ayite, Vietto, Cisse.

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Four changes to the team that started against Manchester United last time out. Davinson Sanchez, Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente come in for Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane. It's Fernando's first start in the Premier League since our 2-0 win at Swansea on 2 January, 2018 - he scored that day. Eric Dier returns to the bench after after missing our last nine matches with appendicitis while Kazaiah Sterling, 20, comes into the 18 on the bench. He made his competitive debut in the Champions League against APOEL last December before coming off the bench against City in the Premier League in April.

Match: ____ English Premier League (EPL) - Day 23

When: ____ Sunday 20th January 2019

Where: ____ Craven Cottage

Kick Off: ____ 4pm

Referee: ____ Craig Pawson

Team Form: ___ Fulham DWLLL _____ Spurs LWWWL ____ All Competitons

After an unbeaten run of 8 games against us, Fulham have lost each of their last 4 EPL games against us on home soil. We have won 9 of our last 10 EPL meetings with Fulham, losing only in March 2013 at WHL (0-1). Fulham have lost their last 6 EPL London derbies - only QPR have lost more consecutively in the top flight (7 between August 1995 and January 1996). Fulham are looking to win consecutive home games in the EPL for the first time since April 2013

We lost our last EPL derby (2-4 vs Arsenal in December) having won our last 7 in a row before that. We have won more EPL away games than any other side this season (10). We are unbeaten in our last 20 EPL away games against promoted sides (W17 D3), since a 0-1 loss ta QPR in April 2012. We have lost 3 of our 4 EPL games played on a Sunday this season (W1) - more than we had in our previous 2 seasons combined in Sunday games (P23 W17 D4 L2).

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitovic has scored in all 3 of his EPL games us, and could become the 4th player to score in his first 4 against us in the competition after Mark Bright, Ruud van Nistelroy and Obafemi Martins.

Since Poch became our Manager, Kane has scored a league high 119 EPL goals for 36% of our total of 333 in that time. Unfortunately we wont be available to add to this tally.
 
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RichieS

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#8
Rio Ferdinand once did his back reaching for the TV remote from the sofa.

Also, @Pistols At Dawn has it about right I reckon. I'd start with Llorente and have Lucas on the bench though. For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth on here over the last week, that team's got plenty to keep us going in the league until Son's back. Bench is a bit light, but our current injury situation is verging on unprecedented.

Thin squad, my arse.
 

RichieS

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I've just noticed our congestion over the next 2 weeks, horrendous! I feel we have a struggle on after this weekend.
Many posters will find it unpalatable, but Poch is going to have to make the decision to basically sack off 2 of the competitions we're still in. The ones that make the most sense in that regard right now are the FA Cup and the CL, although much depends on the outcome on Thursday.
 

SugarRay

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#12
Looking forward to this. We need a game after the negativity we’ve had around us since the Chelsea win. Playing games and hopefully winning games removes all the other nonsense.
 

parj

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#13
Dele up top for Kane
Skipp in for Sissoko - not sure dier will be ready
Moura in for Son
Lamela replaces Dele in CM
 

Mr Pink

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#16
Also think win.

Fulham are very poor defensively and they'll come out and play.

Reckon we'll do them 4-1.

Dele brace.
 
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JaySpur

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#17
Also think will win.

Fulham are very poor defensively and they'll come out and play.

Reckon we'll do them 4-1.

Dele brace.
This. Fulham only seem to have one plan, attack, with a really poor defensive set up. They should play into our hands. Eriksen to bring the pain.
 

nedley

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#18
Monumental game really. A must win.

A shock loss and it really does become squeaky bum time for top 4. Must win the next 3 games.
 

guy

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#19
A loss is unthinkable
we are a great team,
with or without (vice) captain invincible.
Win at all costs,
Defend for our lives
And we'll witness many a high-fives.
This
Is
Sp....urs
 

Shadydan

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#20
Many posters will find it unpalatable, but Poch is going to have to make the decision to basically sack off 2 of the competitions we're still in. The ones that make the most sense in that regard right now are the FA Cup and the CL, although much depends on the outcome on Thursday.
What :ROFLMAO:
 
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