Tottenham, under the management of Ange Postecoglou, have made quite the mark with six victories in their first eight fixtures, and in seven of these, they’ve netted at least twice. Historically, they’ve dominated Fulham, clinching 13 out of their past 15 encounters.
Interestingly, despite Tottenham’s dominance, Fulham have always managed to put up a fight. The Cottagers have registered a goal in each of their past 17 league games against Spurs, although they’ve never exceeded a single goal in these matches.
The pause for the international fixtures provided everyone a breather and a moment to marvel at Tottenham’s robust season opening. With six wins from their first eight matches, they’ve been leading the Premier League pack till this stage.
The Monday night fixture should be beneficial for Tottenham, granting them added recovery time. Although there’s a likelihood of them being nudged from the top spot before the match begins, they are poised to reclaim it with a victory against Fulham.
A Few Cracks in Tottenham’s Defence
For all the buzz around Tottenham’s formidable start, there are evident gaps in their defensive strategy. In their recent five league fixtures, goals have been scored by both teams in four. Prior to that, they ended up with a 1-1 draw against Fulham in the Carabao Cup.
Even in their triumphant matches against Sheffield United and Liverpool, they’ve leaked goals. Monday’s encounter puts them face-to-face with Fulham, who’ve been successful in finding the net in three of their season’s away fixtures.
Son Set to Shine for Spurs
Although Fulham has shown they can score against Tottenham, they haven’t breached the one-goal mark in their last 17 Premier League encounters against them. Tottenham, on the other hand, have been dominant with 13 wins in their last 15 matches against the Cottagers.
With Harry Kane no longer in the squad, Son Heung Min has taken up the mantle, delivering six goals in his recent five league appearances.
It’s worth keeping an eye on Son, as he might extend his goal spree. Given Tottenham’s defensive hiccups and Fulham’s knack for netting just one, it’d be a good shout to back both teams to score, but with Tottenham emerging as the victors.