Tottenham morning news: Early team news; Sherwood on squad quality

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A select round-up of morning news relating to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur kick-off today’s Premier League proceedings at lunchtime, as they welcome Fulham to White Hart Lane.

Both sides want points for very different reasons – the visitors looking to climb out of the relegation-zone and the hosts hoping to secure European football for another season.

In early team news, the BBC reports that Mousa Dembele is fit to play after overcoming a hip problem. However, Tim Sherwood is without a whole host of players with Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela, Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker among those on the side-lines.

Fulham cannot field Lewis Holtby, who is ineligible to play against his parent-club.

In other news, Sherwood has called his squad “much of a muchness”.

In quotes published by the Guardian, the Spurs boss revealed many of his players were of the same standard, leaving him unsure of his best side.

Highlighting Hugo Lloris, Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen as the exceptions, the former player said, “I couldn’t tell you what my best team is and I don’t know whether that’s good or bad.”

Hopefully whoever Sherwood does opt for this afternoon makes him reassess that feeling for as long as he remains in the job.

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