After originally being scheduled to play each other two weeks ago, Tottenham Hotspur are finally hosting London rival Fulham Cottagers in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur have seemingly righted the ship in the two weeks that that have passed since Spurs were originally scheduled to play against Fulham. Fulham was ‘on-form’ heading into that match and have won their only match since. However, a bout with Covid within the team and only playing one match since boxing day will leave Fulham rested but rusty. With nothing less than three points from Spurs okay, who will José Mourinho select to take down the Cottagers?
Formation is Fixed for Tottenham
Two weeks ago Tottenham were coming off a disappointing draw with Wolves where José Mourinho had deviated from his normal formation to match-up against Wolves attack. It ended up that Nuno Espirito Santo switched up his formation, meaning Spurs change was negated. Tottenham ended up looking like a Pep Guardiola team in a Cup knock-out getting knocked out by out-thinking themselves.
Now two weeks, three wins, and three shutouts later there is no doubting how José Mourinho is going to line up his men on Wednesday evening in north London in their standard 4-2-3-1 line-up. The biggest questions are who is going to be in that line-up, particularly, who will be at the base of the midfield to support Pierre Højbjerg in the Tottenham midfield.
Given José Mourinho indicated that the weekend was only about attitude and not about earning playing time, any ideas that Dele Alli had played his way into the line-up are unlikely and it is the players that were left out or left home that headline Spurs starting XI.