Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United go head-to-head in the Premier League London derby.

Following an opening-day defeat to Everton which piled early pressure on Jose Mourinho, Tottenham has responded in excellent fashion, winning two of their next three league matches, including two seven-goal thrillers: 5-2 vs Southampton, and 6-1 vs Manchester United.

West Ham have followed a similar script. A dismal loss to Newcastle on the opening weekend was followed up by another disappointing defeat to Arsenal. But, since then they have transformed their season, winning back-to-back games against Wolves and Leicester with an aggregate scoreline of 7-0.

Those results have Tottenham and West Ham in seventh and 12th place respectively, but just the single point separates the sides. Given West Ham’s recent unpredictability, do not rule out an upset from the away side.

David Moyes has never won against Mourinho in 12 attempts, but the sheer mania of this season could see that barren run come to an end. Mourinho will back his side, though, given their recent showings, while the prospect of Gareth Bale making his (second) debut only adds to the excitement.

Predicted Lineups:

Tottenham: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Reguilon, Lo Celso, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lucas, Kane, Son

West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Bowen, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Antonio