It promises to be a tense affair, with Scott Parker branding the league’s decision to schedule the fixture at short notice “scandalous” as postponements cause the top flight’s calendar to become ever more congested. However, Jose Mourinho offered few sympathies when questioned about Parker’s comments and instead claimed the Fulham manager should “apologise” if he fields a full-strength side tonight.
Parker sent out a strong starting eleven for Fulham’s FA Cup third round victory over west London rivals QPR as the club seek to maintain their newfound momentum. It was not quite an avalanche of points, but four draws in succession in the league still represented a marked improvement before an outbreak of Covid within the Cottagers’ squad. Spurs, meanwhile, still have an optimistic eye on the title race and victory tonight would see them move to within four points of leaders Manchester United. Their squad is well-rested, too, after a heavily rotated side defeated Marine in an FA Cup tie to remember last time out. Follow all the action live below: