Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Fulham

Jose Mourinho’s side have hit a bump in the road in December with just two points in their last four Premier League matches.

However despite that drop in form, the Portuguese boss is not expected to make sweeping changes as he looks to turn things around in North London.

Gareth Bale has joined the growing injury list at the club in recent days, but the returning Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius could push Mourinho for a starting spot.

As for Fulham, Parker will encouraged by their improving form in recent weeks, with four successive draws heading into this one.

And the ex Chelsea midfielder is likely to follow his former boss’ example with the absolute minimum changes to his team.

But on loan midfielder Mario Lemina could return to face Spurs after being ineligible to play against parent club Southampton last time out.

And it’s a 6pm Kick Off in this London derby on December 30th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Last-Gasp Newcastle Snatch 1-1 Premier League Draw at Tottenham

The Magpies failed to register a shot on target until the 97th minute, against an absolutely dominant Spurs.

But with referee Peter Bankes seconds away from blowing the final whistle, he controversially awarded a spot kick, allowing Callum Wilson to smash home.

Spurs were on top right from the word go in this one, as Karl Darlow produced two brilliant saves form Harry Kane inside the first ten minutes.

And with all the pressure on Darlow’s goal in the opening stages, it was only a matter of time before Spurs found a breakthrough.

Kane was at the heart of it again for Jose Mourinho’s side, as he skipped past Issac Hayden and laid it on a plate for Lucas Moura to tap home.

There was no slowing down from Tottenham before the break, as Son Heung-min crashed two efforts against the woodwork and England international Eric Dier headed a corner just wide.

Spurs picked up where they left off after the break, as Darlow provided a one-man barrier denying Moura, Kane and Giovani Lo Celso.

Steve Bruce threw on Jacob Murphy and Andy Carroll to try and haul his side into it late on, but with the Magpies unable to break Spurs’ stranglehold, they were given a huge helping hand in added time.

Carroll’s knock down caught Dier on the arm and after a long VAR check Bankes enraged the hosts by giving the penalty.

With Spurs players incensed by the call, Wilson kept his cool to fire past Hugo Lloris as a livid Kane was given his marching orders by Bankes after the final whistle.

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Top Four chasing Leicester City face Tottenham test

Jose Mourinho’s side are right back in the running for a Europa League spot, while the Foxes are determined to hang on to their Top Four place.

Mourinho was impressed with his team in their 3-1 win at Newcastle last time out, and he is not expected to rotate too much.

Lucas Moura was taken off with a minor knock at St. James, and Steven Bergwijn could come in as the hosts only change.

For Leicester, Brendan Rodgers will be delighted with the fight his side have shown in the last week, with a crucial win against Sheffield United.

Skipper Wes Morgan will fill in for Caglar Soyuncu at centre back, with teenager Luke Thomas at left back.

Ben Chilwell and James Maddison out for the rest of the campaign, and Rodgers will be relying on Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez to score the goals and get them over line in their final two games.

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