West Ham vs Tottenham: Preview, team news and predicted line-ups

first_imgWest Ham United face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon in what always turns out to be one of the more entertaining matches in the Premier League calendar.The London rivals always serve up tasty clashes as they ratchet up their mutual dislike. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Team newsWest Ham have several long-term injury absentees in Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, and Manuel Lanzini.However, Arthur Masuaku and Javier Hernandez return to the bench for the hosts. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker changes Jan Vertonghen suffered a hamstring injury against Huddersfield Town Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed Tottenham, meanwhile, have problems of their own.Victor Wanyama picked up an issue, albeit not too serious, on international duty and could now be out along with Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli.There is some good news, however, with Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele both on the bench for the London derby.. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 predicted Lanzini is back at West Ham after completing three months of rehab in Barcelona latest center_img whoops tense 3 West Ham’s Pablo Zabaleta and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son challenge for the ball TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? huge blow SORRY Most Popular Premier League Stories Last season, the two sides played out a thrilling affair in east London with Spurs winning 3-2, despite a late Hammers rally brought on by Serge Aurier’s red card.Later in the year, though, West Ham got revenge knocking Tottenham out of the League Cup by the same scoreline, having been 2-0 down, while the final clash between the two sides in the Premier League was a 1-1 draw with two stunning goals from Pedro Obiang and Heung-Min Son.Mauricio Pochettino will want a win from his charges to ensure they remain in a very close title chase so far, but opposite number Manuel Pellegrini won’t be about to roll over given their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Brighton last time out.What the managers are sayingManuel Pellegrini (West Ham): “I think they are a very good team with a lot of young players. Mauricio Pochettino has been there for three or four years and is doing a very good job there. I think they are one of the strongest teams in the Premier League. Harry Kane, at the moment, is one of the best players in the Premier League. They have three or four young players that are in the England international squad. They have other international players as well. They have a complete squad.”Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “It will be a tough month of competition for us. There are a lot of games ahead and it’s so important to have nearly all the squad fit to compete and play and to give options to rotate and share the games. We have seven games in four weeks, and it’s so important to have all fit to compete and to give the level that we want.” Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Confirmed line-upsWest Ham XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble, Snodgrass; Anderson, Yarmolenko; Arnautovic.Subs: Adrian, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Masuaku, Diangana, Antonio, ChicharitoTottenham XI: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Lucas, Kane.Subs: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Walkers-Peters, Dembele, Eriksen, Son, Llorentelast_img read more