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Preview: Fulham vs Tottenham – prediction, team news, line-ups

In a blockbuster EFL Cup game, Fulham will welcome Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening. 

The West Londoners have also made a positive start to the new campaign, picking up four points from their first three matches. 

Manager Marco Silva led his side to a series of brilliant results last season, securing a 10th-place finish in the end.   

The Portuguese boss will aim for another strong finish in 2023-24, even though he lost one of his key players in Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer. 

The Cottagers came away with a 1-0 success in their league opener at Everton, with Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s late goal proving decisive. 

It was far from a convincing performance but the visitors managed to secure full points from the Goodison Park encounter. 

Fulham subsequently slumped to a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Brentford at Craven Cottage. 

Bryan Mbeumo gave a standout display for the Bees, netting a brace in the second-half of the match that also saw Tim Ream receive his marching orders. 

Marco Silva’s men responded well to that defeat as they held Arsenal to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium. 

The Gunners looked on course for a comeback victory when Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah struck in the space of two minutes after an early goal from Andreas Pereira. 

But with three minutes remaining in the game, Joao Palhinha popped up with an equaliser, with the Cottagers ultimately earning a point from the tricky away fixture. 

As for Tottenham Hotspur, they suffered a big blow even before their Premier League opener at Brentford as they lost their star striker Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.  

They tried their best to keep hold of the 30-year-old but ultimately the risk of losing him for nothing next summer proved too much for Daniel Levy to decide to sell him. 

However, the North Londoners have still done well under their new manager Ange Postecoglou. 

After the disappointing 2-2 draw with the Bees, Spurs stunned Manchester United with a brilliant display at home to register a 2-0 success. 

Both teams managed to create opportunities but it was the Lilywhites who were clinical with their chances. 

Pape Matar Sarr opened the scoring before an own-goal from Lisandro Martinez in the second-half meant they claimed a comfortable victory. 

Tottenham claimed back-to-back wins at the expense of Bournemouth at the weekend.

Goals from James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski in each half saw them take seven points from their first three league games, moving to third in the Premier League standings. 

Team News 

Marco Silva will not be able to call upon the services of Calvin Bassey as he saw a red card against Arsenal on Saturday. The availability of Willian is also doubtful due to a muscular issue. 

As for Tottenham, they will have to contend with several injuries this weekend. Tanguy Ndombele, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon, Bryan Gil and Alfie Whiteman will all be missing due to fitness problems. Destiny Udogie is also a doubt for the League Cup game. 

Fulham vs Tottenham Potential line-ups 

Fulham: Rodak; Mbabu, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Lukic; Traore, Cairney, Wilson; Vinicius

Tottenham: Forster; Emerson, Sanchez, Van de Ven, Davies; Hojbjerg, Skipp, Lo Celso; Perisic, Richarlison, Solomon 

How to Watch? 

Fulham vs Tottenham can be watched via EFL Cup live streams

Fulham vs Tottenham prediction

The two sides boast plenty of talent in their ranks and so Tuesday’s game should be an entertaining affair. Fulham have done well so far this campaign and they will also have the home advantage, but we are backing Tottenham to edge this one because of their coach Ange Postecoglou. 

Fulham 1-2 Tottenham 

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