2023-24 Premier League: Week Nine – Tottenham vs Fulham

Tottenham host Fulham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a London derby on Monday Night Football. 

Victory will see Tottenham return to the summit of the top-flight, whilst Fulham can go tenth with a win.


Team News

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Brennan Johnson is set to be available for Tottenham after he missed their last two matches with a hamstring injury.

Cristian Romero (ankle) is a doubt but Yves Bissouma is suspended after he was red carded during their win at Luton.

Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring),  Rodrigo Bentancur, Manor Solomon (both knee), Ivan Perisic (ACL) and Alfie Whiteman (ankle) remain ruled out.

Fulhan will be without Issa Diop after he suffered a foot injury during their win over Sheffield United before the international break.

Adama Traore (muscle), Tosin Adarabioyo (groin) and Kenny Tete (knock) are still sidelined.


When is Kick-Off?

Tottenham host Fulham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 8pm BST on Monday 23 October, live on Sky Sports in the UK.


Stat Attack

  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last eight league meetings against Fulham (W7, D1).
  • Fulham have won just one of their last five visits to Tottenham (W1, D1, L3).
  • Both teams have scored in each of their last four clashes in North London, with Spurs netting nine goals to Fulham’s four goals.
  • None of Son Heung-min’s six league goals for Tottenham this season have come from a header.
  • Fulham are winless in five London derbies in all competitions this season – excluding penalty shootouts (D3, L2).



Although their unbeaten league start is still rolling along, I thought that Tottenham were lucky to snatch a clinical win at Luton a fortnight ago because their end product was poor, despite delivering a dominant performance with fantastic pressing.

Their defence though rode its luck at times and it is credit to Ange Postecoglou that they didn’t concede which would of been the case even last season, so I would like to see Spurs play more effectively here with better finishing and less defensive sloppiness.

Fulham meanwhile beat Sheffield Utd with a patient yet clinical performance where they controlled the game and constantly troubled the Blades’ defence, even despite conceding a tough own-goal but I feel like they will have to be more defensive and take their chances when arise.

Tottenham however are in strong form and barring an international break hangover, I just can’t see Fulham stopping them unlike in their Carabao Cup clash in August but it should at least be a competitive battle.

Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Fulham

Result: Tottenham 2-0 Fulham

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