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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Tottenham ~ Prem MD 29 ~ 23/24

last updated Friday 15th March 2024, 10:38 PM



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Fulham vrs Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League Match Day 29 23_24 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 16th March 2024,    KO: 17:30

Referee: Robert Jones (Wirral)



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Fulham manager Marco Silva
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Last weekend's trip to Wolves came too early for thigh victim Raul Jimenez to be involved against his former employers, but Silva expects the Mexico international to be at 100% for the visit of Tottenham, meaning that the hosts should be working with a fully-fit squad for the derby.

Jimenez will take his place on the bench, though, as Rodrigo Muniz - boasting six direct goal involvements from his last six games - spearheads the charge again, although Silva's decision to deploy two strikers for the dying embers of the loss to Wolves briefly paid off as Armando Broja laid on the assist for Iwobi's consolation.

Joao Palhinha could only make the bench at Molineux after returning from suspension but will surely be drafted back into the hosts' midfield on Saturday, most likely over Sasa Lukic as Harrison Reed reprises his role.

Marco Silva has confirmed that all players are available for selection this weekend.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Wilson, Pereira, Iwobi; Muniz

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Tottenham Hotspur coach Ange Postecoglou
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Tottenham's beating of Aston Villa was partially soured by another injury to pacy centre-back Micky van de Ven, who came off with a hamstring problem early in the second half, and the Dutchman will not be be involved in Saturday's game.

There is optimism that Van de Ven will make an immediate return after the international break, but January recruit Radu Dragusin will benefit from his absence this weekend to earn his first Premier League start alongside Cristian Romero.

Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Fraser Forster (foot) and Manor Solomon (knee) welcome Van de Ven to the sidelines, while Richarlison also missed the win over Villa with his knee injury but is winning his battle to be fit for Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Vicario; Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, Johnson; Son























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