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PREVIEW ~ Fulham visit Tottenham Hotspur ~ Prem MD 06~ 22/23

last updated Friday 02nd September 2022, 5:21 PM

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Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham

Premier League Match Day 06 2223 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Saturday 3rd September 2022    KO: 15:00

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
Marco Silva
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Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte
Tottenham Hotspur Coach
Antonio Conte
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Fulham will seek their first away win of the seson in the Premier League when they make the journey across the capital for Saturday's London derby with Tottenham Hotspur.

Trying to end Arsenal's perfect start to the new season was a step too far for Fulham, but handing Brighton their first defeat of the 2022-23 campaign was on the agenda for Marco Silva's side, who continue to make waves in the top division.

Aleksandar Mitrovic's fifth goal of the season and Lewis Dunk's own goal put Fulham two up before Alexis Mac Allister managed to restore parity from the penalty spot, but there was to be no dramatic late comeback for the Seagulls at Craven Cottage.

Boasting a respectable eight points from the first 15 points on offer, Fulham are currently competing in the upper echelons of the table as they lie in eighth place.

On a more pessimistic note, Fulham are still waiting for their first away win in any competition this season after also going down 2-0 to Crawley Town in an EFL Cup giant killing, and they also failed to win any of their last three Championship games on the road last term.

Fulham managed to hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the 2020-21 Premier League season, but the Lilywhites ran out 1-0 winners at Craven Cottage and are unbeaten in seven against their London rivals since 2013.

Antonio Conte's side were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United in midweek, while the Cottagers got the better of Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1.

VAR officials will not be getting too chummy with Antonio Conte anytime soon, as the Spurs manager pulled no punches following Wednesday's 1-1 draw at West Ham, where Thilo Kehrer's own goal was cancelled out by a second-half Tomas Soucek effort.

Spurs thought they had been awarded a penalty when the ball struck Aaron Cresswell on the arm in the first half, but referee Peter Bankes overturned the decision when he was sent to look at the monitor, which prompted a lengthy tirade from Conte after the game.

The Tottenham boss cannot deny that West Ham were presented with the best chances to take maximum points on the night, but the Lilywhites' 11-point haul is currently good enough for third place behind champions Manchester City and North London rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham can close the gap on the perfect Gunners to just one point before their capital counterparts face Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, but there is the small matter of their Champions League opener with Marseille to take into account next Wednesday.

Conte's men can take confidence in the fact that they have now strung together an 11-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League, as well as winning each of their last five top-flight matches on home soil, but Fulham are taking to life back in the top flight with professionalism and aplomb.

Head to Head

  • Spurs have taken 34 points out of 39 in their last 13 Premier League encounters with Fulham and have lost only one of those games.

  • Fulham have won at Spurs just once in their last 12 attempts and have lost eight of those fixtures.

  • The Cottagers have scored only five goals in their last 12 games at Spurs and have not managed more than one goal in any of those matches.
  • The win against Brighton in midweek was Marco Silva's 100th Premier League game. He has won 34 and lost 45 of those matches.

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic's strike against Brighton was his 100th league goal for the Cottagers.

  • Fulham have played 140 games against London teams in the Premier League and have just 26 wins to show for it - the lowest success rate among 10 London teams to have played in the league.
Tottenham Hotspur
  • Tottenham are currently on an unbeaten streak of 11 matches in the Premier League and have lost only one of their last 16 games in the top flight.

  • Spurs have not been kept scoreless in their last 10 Premier League outings, scoring 23 goals in that run.

  • Tottenham have won their last four Premier League London derbies at home, two short of their club-best streak of six.

  • Son Heung-min has yet to score this season despite 13 attempts on goal.


Source Ben Knapton at SportsMole
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