Tottenham Hotspur will be desperate to bounce back from consecutive defeats when they travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in the fifth round of FA Cup on Sunday.
Spurs are reeling after a 2-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend left them 10 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and a 1-0 reverse against Gent in the Europa League on Tuesday leaves their future in that competition in doubt.
The north London outfit will be chomping at the bit to ensure they snap this blip in form and get back to where they were before – an unbeaten run of 11 games of which nine were wins.
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"Good and bad things happen. We've started now a bad period. I hope, on Sunday, we break that negative run," manager Mauricio Pochettino said ahead of the match.
"It's not about confidence. Not about confidence. We were wrong with our judgement if we think, because of Liverpool, it's only about confidence."
While Fulham will be disappointed with their current eighth position in the Championship standings, their recent form will give them a ton of confidence that they may be able to pull off an upset against their London rivals this weekend.
The Cottagers have won four of their last five fixtures in all competitions, including an impressive 4-1 demolition of Premier League outfit Hull City in the fourth round of this very competition.
Fulham will be without defender Ryan Fredericks, who serves the last of his three match suspension, while Spurs striker Harry Kane picked up a slight knock against Gent, but is expected to be fit to play if Pochettino wants to pick him.