Tottenham visit Fulham on Thursday night in the first of six matches over another gruelling 18-day period before an international break which is already giving the Spurs manager sleepless nights. As Spurs compete on the twin fronts of the Premier League and Europa League, not to mention a Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City, Mourinho's decisions for the remainder of the month should be revealing as to which competition he believes offers the best route back into the Champions League.
An exasperated Jose Mourinho said he is not the manager to ask about Gareth Bale's future and insisted Real Madrid would decide where the forward plays next season. Bale is back at Tottenham on a season-long loan from Real and finally hit form by scoring twice in Sunday's 4-0 win over Burnley. The arrangement is not thought to include the option for a permanent transfer in the summer but Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has raised the possibility of the 31-year-old spending another season at Spurs, which would take him to end of his current contract in the Spanish capital.
All you need to know ahead of the game