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Gylfi Sigurdsson

Rene Meulensteen will be in charge as Fulham manager for the first time as the Cottagers host Tottenham Hotspur for the midweek Premier League clash at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:35pm GMT.


Fulham come into this game after their 3-0 defeat to West Ham United in the last league game last weekend. Three second half goals from Mohamed Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole saw the Hammers register a comfortable victory over the Cottagers.

The defeat to West Ham has seen Fulham owner Shahid Khan show Martin Jol the exit door leaving Meulensteen to replace the Dutchman. The Cottagers are 18th in the league table with 10 points and are trailing in 17th place Cardiff City by three points.

Hugo Lloris

Meanwhile, Spurs enter this game after their 2-2 draw against Manchester United at White Hart Lane. The draw against the Premier League champions comes a week after the north London club's 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Two brilliant goals from Kyle Walker and Sandro either side of half time against United was not enough as Wayne Rooney's double saw Andre Villas-Boas' side settle for a draw. Spurs are ninth in the league table with 21 points from 13 games.

What the managers have said:

Rene Meulensteen: "I know what is required at the top end of the Premier League. This is a different challenge with different pressure. This is making sure you realise the need to keep three teams below you."

Andre Villas-Boas: "We've had a setback with Ade [Emmanuel Adebayor] who picked up a knee injury in yesterday's training session. He's the only player who will join the injury list."

Team Form


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L L L L
    • Last Result: West Ham United 3-0 Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W L L W
    • Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United

Team News


    • Injured: Matthew Briggs (hernia), Hugo Rodallega (groin)
    • Doubtful: Brede Hangeland (back)
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Richardson; Ruiz, Parker, Boateng, Kasami; Berbatov; Bent

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Injured: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Harry Kane (back), Danny Rose (ankle), Emmanuel Adebayor (groin)
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen; Sandro; Holtby, Paulinho; Lennon, Defoe, Chadli