Tottenham vs Fulham preview: Jose considering Lamela

Team news and stats ahead of Tottenham vs Fulham in the Premier League on Wednesday (kick-off 6pm).

The game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is in doubt after a number of coronavirus cases were recorded by Fulham on Wednesday evening.

The Cottagers are now in talks with the Premier League, whose board must approve any postponements before a final decision is made.

Team news

Tottenham will be without Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius and Lucas Moura for the visit of Fulham.

Bale has been ruled out for “a few weeks” with a calf injury while the absence of Brazilian duo Vinicius and Moura at Wolves on Sunday was unexplained.

Giovani Lo Celso is out with a hamstring injury.

Fulham will have manager Scott Parker back on the touchline following a period of self-isolation.

He missed the goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day after a member of his household tested positive for Covid-19, but has recorded a negative test in addition to spending 10 days in isolation.

The Whites will also welcome Mario Lemina back into the fold after he was unable to face parent club Southampton while Kenny Tete is available again after his wife gave birth, but Terence Kongolo (foot) remains absent.

If the game does go ahead, it remains to be seen how Fulham’s positive coronavirus cases will have affected their playing squad.

How to follow

Follow Tottenham vs Fulham in our dedicated live match blog. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham have won 10 of their last 11 Premier League games against Fulham, losing the other 0-1 at White Hart Lane in March 2013.
  • Since a 2-1 home win in November 2008, Fulham haven’t scored more than once in any of their last 13 Premier League meetings with Tottenham (W1 D2 L10), netting seven goals in total in this run.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League London derbies (W3 D4) since losing 1-2 at Chelsea in February.
  • Fulham have lost their last 13 Premier League London derbies, an all-time record in the top-flight. The Cottagers also have the lowest win rate in such fixtures in the Premier League (19% – won 25/131).
  • Tottenham have lost their final league game in just one of the last 11 calendar years (W7 D3), with that defeat coming at home against promoted side Wolves in 2018 (1-3).
  • Fulham haven’t lost their final league game in any of the last five calendar years (W4 D1) since a 0-2 home loss against Brighton in 2014.
  • Spurs lost their last home league game 0-2 against Leicester – they’ve not lost consecutive home league games since January 2019, while manager José Mourinho has never lost back-to-back home league games in his entire managerial career.
  • Fulham have drawn each of their last four Premier League games, as many draws as they’d had in their previous 43 top-flight matches. The Cottagers last had a longer run of consecutive league draws between December 2006-January 2007 (6).
  • Fulham have earned four points from their last three Premier League away games (W1 D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 13 on the road in the competition (W1 D1 L11).
  • Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the second highest goalscorer in London derbies in Premier League history (35), with only Thierry Henry netting more (43).

Source : Sky Sports