Match preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham United later right this moment and the London derby is predicted to be a feisty one after each side headed into the worldwide break on the again of spectacular victories.
Spurs blew Manchester United away in a 6-1 demolition whereas the Hammers shocked Leicester Metropolis 3-Zero on the King Energy Stadium.
Each groups might be eager to proceed from the place they stopped, however Jose Mourinho’s facet are favourites given their type to date in 2020-21.
Tottenham haven’t misplaced throughout all competitions since struggling defeat by the hands of Everton on the opening weekend of the marketing campaign, they usually have had their squad bolstered with some high quality additions in the course of the closing phases of the summer time switch window.
They added Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon andGareth Bale to their squad earlier in the summertime, with Carlos Vinicius andJoe Rodon becoming a member of a lot later.
West Ham suffered back-to-back losses by the hands of Newcastle United and Arsenal however have since bounced again with excellent wins over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester, and can hope to proceed that run on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mourinho has by no means misplaced in 14 matches in opposition to a facet managed by David Moyes, and the Portuguese will fancy his probabilities right this moment.
The London Stadium outfit don’t have any damage worries after each defensive duo Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks returned to coaching this week, whereas supervisor Moyes might be again on the touchline after lacking two league video games with coronavirus.
Spurs don’t get pleasure from the identical luxurious with defensive participant Eric Dier a doubt after withdrawing from worldwide responsibility with the Three Lions as a result of a slight hamstring drawback.
Attacking midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso will miss out as a result of a hamstring damage whereas Japhet Tanganga continues to be but to succeed in full health and is presently injured.
With Dier a doubt, Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez are anticipated to be the centre-back pairing, with Reguilon and Serge Aurier more likely to retain their beginning berths after placing in spectacular shifts in opposition to the Crimson Devils a fortnight in the past.
The midfield trio of Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko may even probably begin in opposition to West Ham, whereas Eric Lamela might drop out for Lucas Moura in a front-three that additionally options Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
Jose Mourinho simply advised me that Harry Kane will begin on Sunday and Carlos Vinicius might be on the bench. He additionally stated Lo Celso and Tanganga are out injured, however Lo Celso hopefully will not be out lengthy. Eric Dier is a doubt. Additionally stated Gareth Bale would possibly play Sunday, if not Thursday.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) October 16, 2020
Predicted Tottenham XI
Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Reguilon
Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Sissoko
Lucas, Kane, Son
West Ham added Mentioned Benrahma to their squad on Friday having snapped up Vladimir Coufal and Craig Dawson earlier within the window, but it surely doesn’t look like the Algerian and the previous Watford man might be beginning.
The Hammers are more likely to identify the identical beginning line-up and formation that put Leicester to the sword final outing.
Predicted West Ham XI
Masuaku, Creswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Coufal
Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen