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  • March 17, 2013
  • • 11:00
  • • White Hart Lane, London
  • Referee: M. Jones
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Premier League Preview: Tottenham - Fulham

Premier League Preview: Tottenham - Fulham

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The host has been in superb form in the league since the turn of the year, but will be keen to keep its chase for Champions League qualification on track with all three points.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

TOTTENHAM

Lloris
Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto 

Lennon, Parker, Dembele, Bale 
Holtby
Defoe
FULHAM

Schwarzer
Riether, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise

Dejagah, Sidwell, Karagounis, Duff
Ruiz
Berbatov

Emmanuel Adebayor (ankle) and Aaron Lennon (hamstring) missed the loss to Liverpool last time out but both featured in the 4-1 loss to Inter in the Europa League last 16 on Thursday so are expected to make Saturday's matchday squad.

Tom Huddlestone (knee) made the bench at Anfield and San Siro, but did not make the pitch as he continues his return to first-team action, while Sandro (knee) remains a long-term casualty.

Meanwhile, Fulham manager Martin Jol has a near-fully fit squad to choose from for the trip to White Hart Lane, with only Mahamdou Diarra (knee) definitely missing out while Eyong Enoh and Kerim Frei are slowly returning to match fitness.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Tottenham's defeat away at Liverpool was its first in 13 games in the Premier League.
  • Andre Villas-Boas' side has scored just 22 times in front of its own fans in the league all season.
  • But has only failed to find the back of the net on three separate occasions this term, with only league leader Manchester United boasting a better record with two.
  • The reverse fixture between the two clubs at Craven Cottage back in December ended 3-0 to Tottenham, with Jermain Defoe (pictured right) grabbing a double and Sandro completing the rout.
  • The game will see Dimitar Berbatov, Mousa Dembele and possibly Clint Dempsey feature against their former clubs. Martin Jol managed Tottenham for three years between 2004-07.
  • Fulham has picked up just 12 of its 33 points on its travels this season.
  • Only four teams in the have conceded more goals on the road than Fulham's tally of 27.
  • Fulham has won none of its last eight Premier League matches against Tottenham, losing the last six in a row.

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Available Squads
25Hugo LlorisGoalkeeper
5Jan VertonghenDefender
16Kyle NaughtonDefender
5Michael DawsonDefender
32Benoit Assou-EkottoDefender
45Steven CaulkerDefender
28Scott ParkerMidfielder
19Mousa DembeleStriker
-Gylfi SigurdssonMidfielder
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
2Kyle WalkerDefender
23Lewis HoltbyMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
46Thomas CarrollMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
18Jermain DefoeStriker
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
3John Arne RiiseDefender
14Philippe SenderosDefender
-Brede HangelandDefender
20Sascha RietherMidfielder
4Steve SidwellMidfielder
14Georgios KaragounisMidfielder
16Damien DuffMidfielder
24Ashkan DejagahStriker
9Dimitar BerbatovStriker
11Bryan RuizStriker
38Neil EtheridgeGoalkeeper
18Aaron HughesDefender
11Kieran RichardsonMidfielder
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
6Eyong EnohMidfielder
10Mladen PetricStriker
20Hugo RodallegaStriker

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