Date: 17th August 2018 at 9:20am
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This Saturday, Fulham make the short journey across London to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

The fixture, courtesy of the new White Hart Lane not being completed, will take place at Wembley Stadium, the scene of our fantastic Championship play-off final win against Aston Villa.

After not having played at Wembley for so long, it is a pleasurable feeling to be able to return to the famous stadium again so quickly.

However, whereas against Aston Villa the Fulham hordes were able to fill half of the stadium, this time tickets are in short supply with Tottenham supporters filling the vast majority of what is now their second home.

Ahead of the game, we have some early news relating to player availability.

Our hosts, Tottenham Hotspur, will be without the following members of their squad:

• Son Heung-min (International duty)
• Victor Wanyama (knee injury)
• Juan Foyth (Thigh injury)
• Cameron Carter-Vickers (Groin injury)

Fulham will be without:

• Denis Odoi (Suspended)
• Alfie Mawson (Knee injury)
• Tim Ream (Muscular injury)

For the game, the Premier League have appointed the following officials:

• Referee – Anthony Taylor
• Assistant Referee – Gary Beswick
• Assistant Referee – Adam Nunn
• Fourth Official – Simon Hooper

As for an indication of the size of the task that faces Fulham, in this fixture, look no further than the fact that Tottenham have won their last 18 consecutive home Premier League fixtures against promoted teams.

Now, wouldn’t it be wonderful to put an end to that remarkable run!

COYW’s

 

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