Welcome to our live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur versus Aston Vi… sorry, Fulham, the most hastily arranged fixture in Premier League history.
Scheduled just two days ago when Spurs’ intended match with Villa was postponed due to Covid-19, this London derby has ramifications at both ends of the table.
It was similar coronavirus issues that meant this game was originally called off over Christmas with the Fulham squad decimated by an outbreak of positive cases.
But the short build-up hasn’t stopped Jose Mourinho from finding time to mouth off. The Spurs boss believes that the Cottagers should apologise if they field a strong side tonight given their recent cancellations.
Scott Parker isn’t happy either and it’s clear to see why. His squad had been busy preparing for a game with local rivals Chelsea on Friday night, having gone 120 minutes with another – QPR – in the cup on Saturday, when they first learned of this contest.
Nevertheless, both sides are in good form despite the upheaval to their calendars.
Spurs are unbeaten in five in all competitions, winning four, and could move a point behind second-placed Liverpool with another victory.
Fulham, viewed as a certainty for the drop two months ago, have found new resilience. The Cottagers are also unbeaten in five, having drawn their last four in the Premier League.
However, it remains to be seen which players Parker actually has at his disposal, and which Fulham first teamers remain in isolation.
We’ll have confirmation of the starting line-ups shortly with kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium scheduled for 8.15pm.