However, Fulham might be forced to adapt to an unfamiliar situation: a match where the opposing team dominates possession. Last year's starter Marcus Bettinelli saw himself third-string in the season-opener, left out of the squad completely. The most fit players can get injured.
With Spurs spending nary a penny this summer, one thing in their favor is cohesion.
"We know this team are probably going to take possession off us, and we must be ready to work all together off the ball, and show solidarity and great effort", he said. The only lineup changes from that match would be tactical, with Lucas Moura likely to retain his place in Son's absence, while Kyle Walker-Peters could get a shot at right-back after Serge Aurier's so-so performance. "I am happy with three quality goalkeepers", the manager said.
The North London side was the only Premier League side to fail to bring in any new faces before the beginning of the domestic campaign, but the likes of Danny Rose and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou have been linked with an exit from the North London outfit. They are a really strong defensive team and when they lose the ball they are one of the best teams at pressing.More news: China ‘likely’ training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had already been under fire from supporters groups for failing to make a single signing during the transfer window despite a significant rise in season ticket prices. In this process we need time.
Here are three possible ways Fulham could line up at Wembley, as the club seeks their first league points of the season.
"Taking decisions is always the most hard thing. I want to say sorry, but we will try to reward them by winning games".
"I feel the responsibility to them and that is why I am here", explained Pochettino in declarations which were published by the 'Mirror'.