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Up for the Cup – Tottenham Hotspur Vs Peterborough United Preview

Despite the number of places between the two sides and contrast in form this game presents a conundrum for Harry Redknapp. We must win. Not only to carry on our series of victories and confidence into Continue reading

Tottenham Vs West Ham United Preview

One game one point into the holiday programme and we welcome West Ham United to the Lane. Our current record against them is second to none they are without a win since the infamous end of season game in 2006 when most of our squad were suffering from overnight sickness. Unfortunately records like that eventually get broken so we’ll have to be at our best to make sure that this does not happen tomorrow.

Defoe was rested at Craven Cottage and I felt that to be a sensible decision. I think he will return for this game and it may be Crouch who drops to the bench to allow him back into the side. I also fancy Ledley to come in and replace Bassong who took a kick to the head that knocked him out cold at Fulham. This is the game we need him to play if we are choosing between this and Peterborough in the FA Cup.

Will Tommy come back in or will Jenas continue in central midfield? As it is a home game I fancy Tommy to get the start so that we benefit from his passing rather than tackling. And what of Luka? Is he ready for a first start since returning from his leg break? I think it will be tomorrow with Niko dropping to the bench.

For West Ham injury is the order of the day with Mark Noble joining Carlton Cole amongst others in the treatment room. They arrive fresh from victory over Portsmouth but always ready to give up a lead this season we should fancy our chances for a home win.

Biggest question is whether we can continue our run of clean sheets at the back? I’m hopeful that we can of Daws and Ledley link up like they did when they first partnered each other and if Gomes continues his form from Craven Cottage it will take something special to beat him.

Team: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Palacios, Huddlestone, Modric, Keane, Defoe

Prediction: 3-0 as long as we keep our attention at the back right from the off.

Fulham Vs Tottenham Preview

Having seen us demolish Fulham 5-1 at The Lane a couple of years ago Boxing Day’s game will not be as easy; in fact it will be a real challenge as Roy Hodgson has done a brilliant job in making Fulham a tough team to beat. And as we’d expect there are plenty of ex players in their line up to embarrass us: the now free scoring Bobby Zamora, Danny Murphy once more a starter against an averae of 8 minutes a game for us, Stephen Kelly, Super Simon Davies who was good till Hoddle coached him and The Konch a loanee who failed to shine.

We have good Christmas cheer. Ledley and Luka are available and we understand that after his private jet flight to Dublin Woody is nearing fitness. After back to back wins and both clean sheets we should fancy our chances for at least a draw. I’m thinking that this would be a good result having seen Fulham’s achievements this season. But if we play well we can win this game.

I fancy that the same team will start unless Ledley comes in for Bassong and the brilliance of the benches may well be the deciding factor. With Luka standing by Niko and Tommy will feel the need to play well and i hope that Wilson wins his share of tackles to tie up the midfield and continue where he left of against Manchester City.

We need a decent result with the visit of West Ham a couple of days later so I’m going for us to score 2 and hope they only get 1.