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Bale, Son And Kane Start Once Again | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham

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Jack O’Brien
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Tottenham Hotspur lock horns with Fulham on Thursday, hoping to build a winning momentum in the Premier League. The Lilywhites secured an impressive 4-0 victory in their recent game against Burnley, but things could be a bit tricky against the Cottagers who have nothing to lose following a disastrous campaign in the league this term.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham

Defence

Jose Mourinho might want to retain the same defensive unit that managed to register a clean sheet against Burnley last time out. As such, Serge Aurier should continue to get the nod ahead of Matt Doherty and Japhet Tanganga at right-back while Sergio Reguilon is a guaranteed starter on the opposite flank.

With no real injury issues, Mourinho has a plethora of options to choose from in the central defensive unit. Davinson Sanchez, though, is set to be the likely pick once again, the Colombian international renews his partnership alongside the highly experienced Toby Alderweireld at the heart of Tottenham’s four-man backline this midweek.

Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, is set to form the last line of the Spurs defence as the Frenchman searches for a rare back to back clean sheet in the Premier League this season.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham - He is a surefire starter.
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 06: Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the fans as he goes to warm up prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 06, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Paul Childs – Pool/Getty Images)

Midfield

One of the notable changes Mourinho has made since the start of the year is the relocation of Tanguy Ndombele from an out and out number ten to a number eight. Nevertheless, his dynamism, flair and ability to pick out passes could still be essential in Tottenham’s approach play.

Alongside him, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is an equally important figure, especially when it comes to disrupting the flow of the opposition. This week, though, the Dane will be expected to produce useful forward passes rather than breaking up the play. So it will be interesting to see how he shifts his style of play.

Attack

Gareth Bale remains a guaranteed starter for Tottenham Hotspur after producing a memorable display in the win over Burnley. He looked like his usual best while also linking up well with Son Heung-Min on the opposite flank.

One would think both these players are shoo-ins, in the Spurs attack that will be spearheaded by Harry Kane while Lucas Moura operates in the attacking midfield role in the absence of the injured Giovani Lo Celso.

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