Life without Harry Kane starts for Tottenham on Sunday at Fulham, and the generous nature of the opposition means they can get away without their star man.
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Fulham v Tottenham (1600 GMT Sky Sports Premier League)
We'll start to find out how Spurs will cope without Harry Kane on Sunday, but if there was a game they'd pick to start this difficult stretch it'd be against this struggling Fulham side who can't seem to stop teams scoring against them.
Whether Dele Alli gets moved further forward, Fernando Llorente starts in place of Kane or another option, the overall play of the players Mauricio Pochettino has remaining should still be enough to carve out opportunities against Fulham.
We are talking about the best away side in the country here, and while Kane and Son are two huge misses, there are players left behind who really should be stepping up to beat Fulham - even if they have only lost one of the last five at home.
Claudio Ranieri was meant to come in and sure things up at the back and while they've largely stopped conceding goals in bunches, apart from at Arsenal and Man Utd, they're still not picking up enough wins to drag themselves clear of trouble.
They may fancy taking advantage of a Kane-less Spurs on Sunday, but the more Fulham attack the more they leave themselves open for Spurs to counter on them and, Kane or no Kane, they'll have enough to get three points.
Prediction: Fulham 1-2 Tottenham (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)
Spurs may not be as fluent as usual but they'll soon get into the wing of things and Fulham always give teams enough chances to get a couple of goals - Spurs can cash in regardless of who's playing up front.
Best bet: Spurs to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 7/4
This feels about right for this game, as you don't really fancy Spurs to blow Fulham away but neither can you expect anything from the home side to threaten getting all three points. It's a case of levels and Spurs are well above the hosts.
Goals: Dele Alli to score anytime at 2/1
With Alli and Christian Eriksen still around there's plenty of potential for goals - Ali has always embraced the limelight and he seems the type of player to step up when needed.
Fulham v Tottenham Opta stats
- After an unbeaten run of eight home games against them, Fulham have lost each of their last four Premier League games against Tottenham on home soil.
- Tottenham have won nine of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Fulham, losing only in March 2013 at White Hart Lane (0-1).
- Fulham have lost their last six Premier League London derbies – only QPR have ever lost more consecutively in the top-flight (7 between August 1995 and January 1996).
- Tottenham lost their last Premier League London derby (2-4 vs Arsenal in December) having won their last seven in a row before that.
- Fulham are looking to win consecutive home games in the Premier League for the first time since April 2013.
- Tottenham have won more Premier League away games than any other side this season (10).
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 20 Premier League away games against promoted sides (W17 D3), since a 0-1 loss at QPR in April 2012.
- Tottenham have lost three of their four Premier League games played on a Sunday this season (W1) – more than they had in their previous two seasons combined in Sunday games (P23 W17 D4 L2).
- Harry Kane has scored five goals in his three appearances for Tottenham against Fulham in all competitions, including a hat-trick in his last game at Craven Cottage.
- Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored in all three of his Premier League games against Tottenham, and could become the fourth player to score in his first four against them in the competition after Mark Bright, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Obafemi Martins.