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MATCH PREVIEW ~ ~ Fulham welcome Tottenham~ LCRnd 02 ~ 23/24

last updated Tuesday 29th August 2023, 6:54 PM

Match Preview

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

League Cup 2nd Round 23/24 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 29th August 2023    KO: 19:45

Referee: Josh Smith (Cambridgeshire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
Marco Silva
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Tottenham Hotspur coach Ange Postecoglou
Tottenham Hotspur
Ange Postecoglou
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Arguably the pick of the ties in the second round of the EFL Cup will take place at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening, with Fulham welcoming fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.

Fulham will enter the match off the back of a 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the league on Saturday, while Tottenham recorded a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on the same afternoon.

Fulham have made a respectable start to their 2023-24 Premier League campaign, picking up four points from their opening three matches, which has left them in 11th position in the table.

Marco Silva's side recorded a 1-0 victory at Everton in their season opener before suffering a 3-0 loss at home to Brentford in their second match of the campaign on August 19.

The London club responded to the three-goal defeat by holding Arsenal to a draw on Saturday, though, with Joao Palhinha coming up with the game's fourth goal in the 87th minute of the match.

Andreas Pereira sent Fulham ahead inside the first minute at the Emirates Stadium before Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah turned the match around, but Palhinha struck to secure a deserved leveller for the visitors.

The Cottagers have never won the League Cup, but they were runners-up in the 1975 FA Cup, and the team could be potential dark horses in the competition during the 2023-24 campaign.

Tottenham, meanwhile, made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon by recording a two-goal success at Bournemouth courtesy of goals from James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski.

Ange Postecoglou's side opened their season with a 2-2 draw against Brentford before recording a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in their second match of the campaign on August 19.

Spurs were again impressive at Bournemouth on Saturday, and they will now be aiming to progress to the third round of the EFL Cup ahead of their next Premier League match at Burnley next weekend.

Tottenham have won the League Cup on four separate occasions, with their last success in the competition coming in 2008, overcoming Chelsea in the final.

Spurs have won eight of their last nine matches against Fulham in all competitions, while they are unbeaten at Craven Cottage since an FA Cup clash in January 2011.


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