Tottenham Hotspur will be hosting West Ham United on Sunday. The fixture will take place at 10:00 pm IST on 20th March at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs will play their 29th match of the league whereas the Hammers will play their 30th match of the league. Both the clubs are fighting hard for a place in the top four.
Tottenham Hotspur have massively improved under Antonio Conte although they have faced some upsetting results in recent weeks. However, they will enter this fixture after a comfortable 0-2 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion. If Spurs win, they go one point ahead of Manchester United in as many matches played but a loss will keep them 2 points behind despite having had games in hand.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Form: L W W L W
West Ham United have strong momentum on their side after coming back from a 0-1 aggregate score to beating Sevilla 2-1 on aggregate in the Europa League. They also beat Aston Villa 2-1 at home and will be ready to bag three more points against Spurs. To top it off, the Hammers have had a pretty good record against the big six this season.
West Ham United Premier League Form: D D W L W
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United: Spurs team news
Fortunately, Tottenham did not have any fresh injury concerns after their convincing win over Brighton. Therefore, Spurs will only be without Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, and Ryan Sessegnon for their clash against the Hammers.
Sessegnon is showing positive signs of returning to the pitch whereas Conte is unaware of the returning dates of Skipp and Tanganga. Moreover, Harry Kane is closing on Sergio Aguero to surpass him in the all-time goal-scoring table as he is just short of six goals from the Manchester City legend.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup
Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son
West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur: The Hammers team news
Angelo Ogbonna and Vladimir Coufal have undergone surgeries and will eventually sit out for this fixture. Jarrod Bowen is another huge absentee because of his heel injury following the international break. Moyes is likely to make a few changes to play a second game quick succession after West Ham’s huge win against Sevilla.
Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku are two options available to make changes in defense. Meanwhile, Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic could change a few things in the attack. Moreover, Kurt Zouma was featured on Thursday in spite of a prosecution process in place against him.
West Ham United possible starting lineup
Lukasz Fabianski; Ryan Fredericks, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Arthur Masuaku; Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek; Andriy Yarmolenko, Nikola Vlasic, Said Benrahma; Michail Antonio
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur looks like the favorites here but could be set to an upset. The Hammers bring their A-game against the big side and have better momentum after a big result on Thursday. Both clubs are equally hungry for a win but West Ham’s game could be affected heavily by the fact that they will be playing two games within a span of 72 hours.
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