Tottenham vs Fulham: 3 key battles as Spurs return to Wembley

Both Tottenham and Fulham return to Wembley, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to make it two wins from two in the Premier League.

oliver stein by Oli Stein

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Tottenham got their Premier League campaign off to a positive start with a 2-1 win at St James’ Park. A result, in truth, that was desperately needed to quell the tide of discontent rising in North London after the club failed to sign a player during the summer transfer window.

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Fulham, by contrast, became the first newly promoted side to spend over £100 million, and a total of 12 new faces arrived at Craven Cottage. None, however, could prevent them from a losing return to the top flight, conceding twice without reply at home to Crystal Palace.

Making their first trip to Wembley since defeating Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final in May, Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping for a better performance against a Spurs side who, themselves, are making what was supposed to be — until recently — their final league trip to the national stadium before moving home.

Here are three key battles that could have a decisive impact on Saturday’s result:


Oli Stein

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has worked with RealSport since September 2016. Currently assistant football editor and Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @steinoliver_