West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more today

<p>London Stadium readies itself for the visit for Spurs</p>

London Stadium readies itself for the visit for Spurs


West Ham are hosting Tottenham in the Premier League this afternoon, in a derby at the London Stadium between two clubs with their sights set on the top four. Fourth-placed Brighton’s defeat by Manchester City on Saturday means the winner of this game will leapfrog the Seagulls into the Champions League spots, and Spurs could even find themselves third in the league by the end of the day if Manchester United were to beat Liverpool at Old Trafford later.

Spurs have endured a topsy-turvy start to the season with three opening 1-0 wins followed by three defeats, but two back-to-back victories against Aston Villa and Newcastle have steadied the ship, the latter match also seeing Harry Kane finally get on the scoresheet this season in a boost for Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Hammers have been similarly inconsistent with wins on the road at Leeds and Everton held back by defeats at home to Manchester United and Brentford, and David Moyes’ side are still searching for a second Premier League win of the season at the London Stadium since the opening day thrashing of Leicester. Follow all the action below, live.


West Ham vs Tottenham

Almost time for kick off. Who’s going to win this one?

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:53


Leaky Spurs

Tottenham have conceded two or more goals in seven of their last eight Premier League away fixtures. Will we see plenty of goals today?

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Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:48


The old Son and Kane

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have combined for a total of 35 top-flight goals, one short of the Premier League record set by Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

Kane has scored 11 top-flight goals against West Ham with the only club he has a better record against being Leicester (15 goals).

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Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:43


The new Son and Kane?

Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma have created 17 chances for each other in the Premier League this season, the highest figure between any two players.

Antonio has scored five top-flight goals versus Spurs, more than against any other club.

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Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:40


Are Tottenham due a win?

Tottenham have lost four successive Premier League London derbies, as many defeats as in their previous 17.

None of Spurs’ last 14 league games have ended in a draw, they’ve won nine and lost five. It’s their longest run without a draw in the top flight since a 32-match sequence between April 2018 and February 2019.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:34


‘We’ll be ready’ – Nuno Espirito Santo

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo says his side are ready for the challenge of a London derby against West Ham today. The Portuguese is expecting a tough match against a well drilled team under David Moyes but says his players will throw eveything into the game to get a positive result. He said:

A derby, a tough match, but we’ll be ready, West Ham are a very good team, the core of their team is there, David Moyes is doing a fantastic job and it’s going to be a tough game for us. It’s the Premier League and with all our energy we’ll be there.”

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:29


Home troubles

West Ham have lost 2-1 in their two most recent home league games, conceding the winning goal in the 89th minute versus Manchester United and the fourth minute of stoppage time against Brentford.

They have not suffered three consecutive top-flight defeats at the London Stadium since a four-match streak under Manuel Pellegrini between November and December 2019.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:25


The standings: West Ham vs Tottenham

West Ham start today’s game sitting seventh in the league table taking on a Tottenham side two places above them. The Hammers have four wins from their opening eight matches but are looking for a second victory at home since demolishing Leicester 4-1 here back in August.

Tottenham’s form has fluctuated wildly this season but it looks as though they’re back in an upswing. Two wins from their last two games, including a comeback win against Newcastle last weekend sees them just outside the top four. Nuno’s men could end the day level on points with Liverpool if they beat West Ham and the Reds lose to Manchester United.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:22


Injuries and absentees: Man Utd vs Liverpool

Bruno Fernandes and Fred are injury doubts for Sunday’s game according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Marcus Rashford, who has scored two goals in two games since his return from injury, will be assessed before the game.

Anthony Martial has resumed training with the squad but Raphael Varane is not expected to be fit.

For Liverpool, Curtis Jones is back in training after missing two games with a groin issue but Thiago Alcantara is out as he continues his recovery from a calf problem.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:17


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp’s similar records do not tell the full story

Following the clash between West Ham and Tottenham at the London Stadium, Liverpool travel to Old Trafford where they’ll seek to increase the growing pressure on Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite the unrelenting pressure weighing down on his shoulders, there is a crumb of comfort for Solskjaer. Manchester United will end the weekend seven points behind Liverpool if they lose to their historic rivals on Sunday but, in the black and white of the record books, their manager is still keeping pace with the man who will be sitting in Old Trafford’s away dugout.

After 163 games in charge, Solskjaer has won 91, drawn 34 and lost 38. At the same stage of his Anfield career, Jurgen Klopp had won 88, drawn 44 and lost 31. If all those games were league matches played with three points for a win, Solskjaer would have 307 points and Klopp would only be ahead by the smallest of margins on 308. The similarities do not end there, either.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 13:14

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