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Here are the sides Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham have selected for the game at White Hart Lane, kick-off at 12:45 GMT.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Fryers, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane

Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Bentaleb, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Soldado

Fulham: Heitinga, Amorebieta, Hangeland, Riise; Kvist, Sidwell, Parker; Dejagah, Rodallega, Kačaniklić

Subs: Stekelenburg, Karagounis, Kasami, Zverotić, Roberts, Woodrow, Bent

Spurs go into this game knowing they can close the gap on Everton in fifth place and also put further distance between themselves and Manchester United.

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood will be hoping for a much better start than his side managed against West Brom, when the side fell behind before producing a remarkable comeback to grab a point.

The match is huge for Fulham who can climb out of the bottom three with a victory and they should be well supported at White Hart Lane due to the London derby status of this fixture.

The West Londoners have been scrapping for their lives in the last few weeks, securing some important wins as they look to fend off the threat of a drop down to the Championship.

Felix Magath will be hoping that his team can build on back-to-back wins against Norwich and Aston Villa in their last two games.

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