Bale decision to be made, centre-back change – The Tottenham team Mourinho should pick vs Fulham

Tottenham will be trying to sustain the strain on the highest 4 on Thursday night once they journey throughout the capital to face Fulham.

Excellent on Sunday as they ran riot in opposition to Burnley, it will not be as simple for Spurs this time as Scott Parker’s aspect have been in good type of late as they give the impression of being to preserve their place within the prime flight.

The Lilywhites know all about Fulham after solely managing a 1-1 draw in opposition to them at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium again in January.

As the Cottagers have solely misplaced one in all their final eight league fixtures, Tottenham actually are going to want Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Co on prime type if they’re to return to N17 with three factors within the bag.

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So who would our Tottenham reporters choose of their beginning XI at Craven Cottage?

Alasdair Gold – Tottenham Hotspur correspondent

The Gareth Bale query is the one which dominates Jose Mourinho’s team choice.

Whether the Welshman can begin as soon as once more simply 4 days later will be determined by the participant himself.

Ultimately it is probably to be a alternative between whether or not he begins at Fulham or in opposition to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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The away sport would possibly be seen because the trickier to navigate of the 2 and the one he is wanted for probably the most.

Dele Alli may come into the team, both as a substitute of Bale or Lucas Moura, who additionally impressed in opposition to Burnley.

Another decision to be made is whether or not Toby Alderweireld can play three video games in every week, one thing Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino earlier than him not often did after his severe hamstring damage.

That may deliver Eric Dier again into the team alongside Davinson Sanchez, who impressed Mourinho on Sunday.

The remainder of the team is probably going to stay the identical because the one which swept previous the Clarets.

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Eric Dier was an unused substitute in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Burnley. (Image: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC by way of Getty Images)

Gold’s team: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Bale, Dele, Son; Kane.

Rob Guest – Tottenham Hotspur reporter

Jose Mourinho has key calls to make over Gareth Bale and Dele Alli’s place in his Tottenham team in opposition to Fulham.

Excellent in his time on the pitch in opposition to Burnley as he hit a double, the pinnacle coach actually wants to come to a decision over whether or not he begins Bale in opposition to the Cottagers or Crystal Palace as three begins in a single week will be a giant ask for him.

As Fulham are taking part in properly at current regardless of their place within the backside three, the Welshman should begin on Thursday in west London as Spurs look to construct up some momentum of their quest for a prime-4 end.

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Dele Alli should additionally be handed a begin as he deserves some minutes from the off, with Lucas Moura, following some good shows lately, sadly the person to make means.

Toby Alderweireld’s minutes should additionally be managed and which means Eric Dier is available in for him, whereas Matt Doherty may change Serge Aurier at proper-again as it might be higher to construct up the Ivorian’s pitch time reasonably than beginning him with just a few days between video games after his damage return.

Guest’s team: Lloris; Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bale, Alli, Son; Kane.

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