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Jose Mourinho: Are you serious? Fulham have 48 hours' notice for Spurs match

Jose Mourinho has dismissed the short preparation time Fulham have for Wednesday’s rearranged match at Tottenham, stating his side learned the original fixture was postponed just two hours ahead of kick-off back in December.

With Aston Villa vs Tottenham postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Villa, the Premier League confirmed Spurs will host Fulham on Wednesday night instead.

Spurs’ meeting with Fulham was initially scheduled for December 30, but a number of coronavirus cases at Fulham saw the west London club request, on the day, for the fixture to be postponed – and that was granted just hours before kick-off.

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Asked if it was acceptable Fulham had to prepare at short notice for the Wednesday’s game, Mourinho replied: “Are you serious? They had 48 hours to prepare for this game. Look, I had the news I was not going to play them two hours before the game started.”

He added: “The biggest impact is to have matches postponed. The changing of the order, the impact is I would say minimal, because in the end you have to play 19 matches at home, 19 away. You have to play two matches against every team.

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“If to help the Premier League to end properly, I think it’s a solution we all have to accept as a positive solution.”

Fulham manager Scott Parker is due to give a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, with his side’s match against Chelsea pushed back to Saturday as a result.

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Confirmed Premier League fixtures live on Sky Sports

Tue Jan 12: Sheff Utd vs Newcastle – Kick-Off 6pm

Tue Jan 12: Wolves vs Everton – Kick-Off 8.15pm

Thur Jan 14: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Kick-Off 8pm

Sat Jan 16: Leeds vs Brighton – Kick-Off 3pm

Sat Jan 16: Fulham vs Chelsea – Kick-Off 5.30pm

Sun Jan 17: Aston Villa vs Everton – Kick-Off 12.00pm

Sun Jan 17: Sheff Utd vs Tottenham – Kick-Off 2pm

Sun Jan 17: Liverpool vs Man Utd – Kick-Off 4.30pm

Sun Jan 17: Man City vs Crystal Palace – Kick-Off 7.15pm

Mon Jan 18: Arsenal vs Newcastle – Kick-Off 8pm

Tue Jan 19: Leicester vs Chelsea – Kick-Off 8.15pm

Wed Jan 20: Leeds vs Southampton – Kick-Off 6pm

Thur Jan 21: Liverpool vs Burnley – Kick-Off 8pm

Sat Jan 30: Arsenal vs Man Utd – Kick-Off 5.30pm

Sat Jan 30: Southampton vs Aston Villa – Kick-Off 8pm

Sun Jan 31: Leicester vs Leeds – Kick-Off 2pm

Sun Jan 31: West Ham vs Liverpool – Kick-Off 4.30pm

Free match highlights on Sky Sports digital

It couldn’t be simpler: we will have free-to-watch match highlights of every Premier League game on the Sky Sports website, app, and the Sky Sports YouTube channel shortly after full-time of every fixture.

In addition, Sky subscribers will also be able to enjoy in-game clips from Sky Sports matches in our Digital match blogs.

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Premier League games to be rearranged

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

Aston Villa vs Tottenham

Burnley vs Fulham

Everton vs Man City

Man City vs Southampton

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