Match Thread - Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham FC - PL | Vital Football

Match Thread - Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham FC - PL

Result?

  • WIn

    Votes: 11 100.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lose

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .
#5
Tarkowski says facing Grealish 1v1 is probably Premier League's hardest task












Burnley’s James Tarkowski has spoken to the Athletic about what it’s like trying to stop Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish.
Tarkowski talked through his game and the threat posed by Grealish when the Clarets play Villa.

He said facing Grealish one against one is probably the hardest task for a Premier League defender right now.
That’s quite the claim considering the host of talent in the division at present but it’s a sign of how good Grealish has been this season.
“If you are one v one against Grealish, it is really difficult, probably the hardest thing as a defender in the Premier League right now,” said Tarkowski.

“He is waiting for you to commit to a tackle, so he can nick the ball away. There are times great Premier League players make you stick a foot out and wander past you.

“If you have an opportunity to win a ball, especially against Grealish, who you know is really dangerous… I am not wanting him to get sent off or have a fight but you want him to know he is against an opponent who is unafraid to compete.

“(Outside left) is the channel the most dangerous players operate in: Grealish, Zaha, Rashford, Mane… Aubameyang is really difficult, making those darts in behind you. If you are left one v one, you are in difficulty.”

Tarkowski’s own rise has seen Burnley slap a £50 million pricetag on him (Telegraph) but he’s clear on how hard it is to stop Grealish.


International defenders have also struggled and Grealish just doesn’t look fazed whoever he’s up against.

It remains to be seen whether he will get a chance to try and trouble Tottenham’s backline on Wednesday night or whether that match will be postponed.

Tarkowski’s Burnley kept a clean sheet at Villa Park last month but Grealish did take six shots, make four dribbles and six key passes in a game where he was fouled seven times (WhoScored) – so it could have been different on another night.
 
#6
Tottenham open to switching Aston Villa match to allow them to face Fulham instead

The Premier League are considering calling off the Villa game because of a Covid outbreak meaning postponed Fulham game could take place

By Matt Law, Football News Correspondent 11 January 2021 • 9:27am


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho doesn't want any more hold ups to his side's fixture list and is OK with the prospect of facing Fulham at short notice Credit: AP

Tottenham Hotspur are open to the prospect of having their scheduled midweek trip to Aston Villa switched to allow them to play their postponed game against Fulham instead.
The Premier League are considering calling off the Villa game because of a Covid outbreak at the Midlands club, with the possibility of asking Spurs to host Fulham instead.
Tottenham’s home game against Fulham at the end of December had to be postponed because of the number of Covid cases at the west London club.
Head coach Jose Mourinho has already made it clear that, with his team competing on four fronts, Tottenham cannot afford to fall two games behind.
Fulham are understood to be concerned about having to face Tottenham at short notice, as they are due to face Chelsea on Friday night.
But the possibility of that fixture also being moved to the weekend is also under discussion to try to create space in the scheduling.
Mourinho on Sunday night said that he expected the Villa game to go ahead, but numerous sources have confirmed the game is in doubt.
Rather than face a fixture backlog, Tottenham would prefer to play Fulham, albeit at short notice, than sit out another round of matches.
Villa last week shut their training ground and had to field a team of Under-23 and Under-18 players against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
The Premier League, having allowed Newcastle, Manchester City and Fulham postpone games because of coronavirus outbreaks, are not expected to ask Villa to field a team of kids against Spurs.
 
#7
Fulham upset about possibility of playing re-arranged Tottenham match on Wednesday

The Premier League are considering calling off Spurs' Villa game because of a Covid outbreak, but Fulham are due to play Chelsea on Friday

By Matt Law, Football News Correspondent 11 January 2021 • 9:27am

Fulham are upset at the prospect of having to travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night with just 48 hours’ notice.
The Premier League are considering calling off Tottenham’s scheduled game against Villa because of the number of positive Coronavirus test results at the Midlands club, with the possibility of asking Spurs to host Fulham instead.
Tottenham are open to a switch in fixture to host Fulham, who had to cancel the original game at the end of December at short notice because of the number of coronavirus cases at the club.
Head coach Jose Mourinho has already made it clear that, with his team competing on four fronts, Tottenham cannot afford to fall two games behind.
Fulham are understood to be concerned about having to face Tottenham, ahead of hosting Chelsea on Friday night.
That match could be moved to Saturday, which Chelsea may reluctantly agree to, but Fulham manager Scott Parker is frustrated the possibility of playing Tottenham this week was not raised earlier.
Parker fielded a strong team in the FA Cup game against Queen’s Park Rangers – something he might not have done if he had known Fulham could be travelling to Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
On Sunday night, Mourinho said that he expected Tottenham’s game against Villa to go ahead, but numerous sources have confirmed it is in doubt.
Rather than face a fixture backlog, Tottenham would prefer to play Fulham, albeit at short notice, than sit out another round of matches.
Villa last week shut their training ground and had to field a team of Under-23 and Under-18 players against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
The Premier League, having allowed Newcastle, Manchester City and Fulham postpone games because of coronavirus outbreaks, are not expected to ask Villa to field a team of youngsters against Spurs.