Team News: Dimitar Berbatov makes Fulham return

Dimitar Berbatov of Fulham reacts after a missed chance on goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Swansea City at Craven Cottage on November 23, 2013
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Dimitar Berbatov returns to the Fulham lineup, while Tottenham Hotspur drop Roberto Soldado.

Fulham welcome back striker Dimitar Berbatov for tonight's Premier League clash with fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur.

The Bulgarian has returned from an injury layoff to replace on-loan Aston Villa forward Darren Bent upfront.

Defender Philippe Senderos has broken into the starting XI, while Adel Taarabt and Bryan Ruiz will have to settle for places on the substitutes' bench.

Spurs have dropped misfiring striker Roberto Soldado to the bench, handing a start to the experienced Jermain Defoe, while Paulinho will play in an advanced midfield role.

Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Parker, Karagounis; Dejagah, Kasami, Kacaniklic; Berbatov

Spurs: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen; Capoue, Sandro; Lennon, Paulinho, Lamela; Defoe

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Tottenham's Lewis Holtby celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Fulham during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
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