Premier League leaders, Tottenham Hotspur, will be aiming to retain their place at the summit of the table as they are set to host Fulham in a London derby on Monday night.
After their remarkable start to the season, Tottenham currently sit at the top of the Premier League table, having amassed 20 points from their 8 league games so far this campaign. Spurs are still undefeated in the league, having won six and drawn two of their league games.
Ange Postecoglou’s men have yet to drop a single point at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and have recorded some impressive victories against teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United.
In their last premier League outing, Tottenham recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. Spurs were reduced to 10 men in the first half after Yves Bissouma was sent off for two bookable offences, but they managed to find a winner through Micky van de Ven in the second half.
Van de Ven scored from close range after James Maddison's short corner was pulled back to him by Ivan Perišić. Luton pressed for an equaliser in the second half, but Spurs held on for a hard-fought victory.Last time out, Fulham recorded a much needed victory as they defeated Sheffield United 3-1.
After a mixed start to their campaign, Fulham are currently sitting in 12th place in the Premier league table havign amassed 11 points from their opening 8 league games.
In their last league outing, Fulham recorded a much needed victory against Sheffield United. The Cottagers took the lead in the 53rd minute through Bobby Decordova-Reid, who finished off a flowing move involving Aleksandar Mitrović and Andreas Pereira.
Sheffield United equalised in controversial circumstances in the 68th minute. Issa Diop pulled up injured with the ball, but Sheffield United continued to play on and Antonee Robinson turned the ball into his own net.
Fulham restored their lead in the 75th minute through a freak own goal from Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham. Foderingham attempted to clear a cross from Pereira, but he fumbled the ball into the back of his own net.
Fulham sealed the victory in the 82nd minute through Mitrović, who scored from close range after being set up by Decordova-Reid.
The fixture of Tottenham vs Fulham is long and storied, with the two sides first meeting in 1903, a game which resulted in a goalless draw. Overall, these sides have met on 103 occasions, with Spurs winning 54, there being 30 draws and Fulham winning 19.
Spurs have dominated this fixture's recent history and have won 13 of their last 15 Premier League games against Fulham. However, the exceptions both came in home games, 0-1 in March 2013 and 1-1 in January 2021.
These sides have already met each other this campaign as they met in the second round of the Carabao Cup. It was Fulham who won that game after they won the penalty shootout 5-3 after the game ended in a score draw at Craven Cottage.
Unsurprisingly, given their start to the campaign, it is Tottenham who are heavily favoured ahead of Monday’s matchup and are currently priced @ ½ to record a victory, whilst an unlikely away victory for Fulham is currently priced @ 19/4.