In latest football match news, Tottenham Hotspurs and West Ham United are bound to lock horns in one of the crunch matches of this season, as Premier League gears up for another midweek matchdays. Spurs would be coming on the back of a hefty 3-3 stalemate against Manchester City as Dejan Kulusevski’s last minute goal decided to share the spoils between two of the strong sides in the League, whereas West Ham would be gutted to make an unsettling draw against Crystal Palace at their last fixture.
A nail-biter on the cards?
Tottenham and West Ham has always been a crunch fixture in every Premier League season, irrespective of their position on the table. But, in this season, it would be a different clash, as both sides are on the top-half of the table, thus promising to be a healthy fixture.
Tottenham has been performing brilliantly this season owing to the exuberance of Maddison-Son duo, coupled with the strict vigil of former Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou. They were on the verge of cementing their top spot on the Premier League after ages, but due to a string of three losses brought their morale and hierarchy down to the fifth position.
They would be riled up to showcase their mettle, as their potentiality to rebuild the squad might have taken a kick-start in their last game against defending champions Manchester City, where they showcased their never-say-never mentality as Dejan Kulusevski scoring the leveler on the 90th minute, ending the game 3-3 after etching it in the history books by becoming an all-time classic.
West Ham, on the other side, would be another club which might have ended their last game on a mundane stalemate, but have surely had the upper hand in most of the game. Mohammed Kudus had started the proceedings for the Hammers, but Odsonne Edouard played a spoilsport in their victory, with The Eagles coming back home with an all-important one point, maintaining their ninth spot perfectly, having a 2-point lead over Chelsea.
In their crunch fixture against Postecoglou’s men, West Ham would be eager to showcase their mettle once again, as the Hammers would look to maintain their unbeaten streak, which is stretching since three games.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs West Ham: team news
In a crunch game like the upcoming battle against Hammers, Ange Postecoglou would be looking towards a fully fit Spurs squad, as they would be reinforced from the addition of Cuti Romero, the Argentine World Champion who would be serving the ranks once again after coming back from a suspension.
Along with Romero, Pape Sarr is expected to be fit after suffering from a bout of hamstring injury, which would serve as a massive boost for Ange. Both are expected to start, with Emerson and Bryan Gil likely to be opted out. Another Argentine stalwart Lo Celso, who scored a massive goal against Manchester City would be called for another start, with Van de Ven, Bentancur, Maddison, Solomon and Perisic to remain on the sidelines.
As for West Ham, David Moyes does not have any fresh injury concerns as of now, after legend Jarrod Bowen returned to side’s draw against Crystal Palace, as Antonio faces one more week on the sidelines, and former Chelsea player Zouma could be on the line to face Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs West Ham: probable line-up
Tottenham Hotspurs: Vicario; Udogie, Davies, Porro, Romero; Lo Celso, Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Johnson; Son
West Ham: Areola; Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Zouma; Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen
Tottenham Hotspurs vs West Ham: probable result
Tottenham Hotspurs 3-1 West Ham
Tottenham Hotspurs vs West Ham: head-to-head
Tottenham victories: 26
West Ham victories: 14
Last Fixture: Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 West Ham
Tottenham Hotspurs vs West Ham: Venue, Date, Time, Where to Watch
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: 8th December, 2023
Time: 01:45 AM (Indian Standard Time)
Where to Watch: Star Sports Select
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