With Spurs’ Premier League fixture against Aston Villa postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in Villa’s first-team camp, the call was made to slot in this game – originally scheduled for December 30 – with Fulham having 48 hours’ notice.
Fulham boss Parker described the decision as “scandalous” given his side have been struggling with Covid since Christmas, but Mourinho has hit back suggesting that the season must be completed, and has called for pragmatism from the Cottagers.
Fulham are unbeaten in their last four games, but will face a full-strength Spurs side in north London – and off-field frustrations could well spill onto the pitch.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Tottenham vs Fulham is scheduled for an 8:15pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
How to watch Tottenham vs Fulham
TV channel: The match will be shown on TV on Amazon Prime Video, with coverage from 7:30pm.
Live stream: Prime subscribers can watch the match online via the Prime Video app on smartphone, tablet or any other compatible devices.
Tottenham vs Fulham team news
Spurs: Mourinho will consider recalling Erik Lamela. The midfielder has been absent since he was pictured breaking coronavirus rules over the festive period, with Mourinho hinting at a period of self-isolation.
Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) misses out and Steven Bergwijn is a doubt (knock), but Mourinho will bring back all of his big guns after they were rested for Sunday’s FA Cup trip to Marine.
Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Hart, Gazzaniga, Tanganga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Reguilon, Winks, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Fernandes, Ndombele, Moura, Vinicius, Alli, Lamela, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.
Fulham: Parker said none of his players were feeling any after-effects of Covid-19 after admitting the club had “had it tough” in terms of the virus.
Parker made a number of changes for his side’s FA Cup third-round win at QPR on the weekend, with Alphonse Areola, Ademola Lookman, Tom Cairney, Joachim Andersen and Frank Anguissa among the absentees, and it remains to be seen how many will be available against Spurs.
However, long-term injured Josh Onomah, Kenny Tete and Terence Kongolo all returned from the sidelines on Saturday and could feature on Wednesday.
Fulham provisional squad: Areola, Aina, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Robinson, Reed, Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Mitrovic, Rodak, Ream, Kongolo, Kebano, Onomah, Tete, Cairney, Bryan, Kamara
Tottenham vs Fulham prediction: 3-0 Spurs win
With the visitors likely set to field a weakened team and Mourinho able to rest a host of star players at the weekend, anything other than a convincing home win is unlikely.
Tottenham vs Fulham head to head (h2h) results
Last meeting: Fulham 1-2 Spurs (January 20, 2019)
Tottenham vs Fulham odds and betting tips
Spurs to win 3-0: Between 10/1 and 11/1