The time has come for Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham to play their second game of the season, and they will do so with plenty at stake for both sides. The home team could finish the weekend among those who will qualify for the UEFA Champions League, and if West Ham can claim a win here, it would do wonders for their struggling season and to their hopes of keeping their spot in the English top-flight.
Tottenham make it to this match in fifth place, but that could have easily changed if they had been able to win more games in recent weeks. Conte's men lost three out of their last five matches, giving way for Newcastle to hang on to the fourth place. Now, with the Magpies' loss to Liverpool, Spurs have a wonderful chance to leapfrog Howe's team.
When it comes to team form, Tottenham will want to find some consistency ahead of their upcoming fixtures, having lost their previous clash to Leicester with an emphatic 4-1 score. The Lilywhites' last wins have come with narrow one-nil scores, and it would be about time to see their goalscoring form improve to help them win crucial ties such as Sunday's.
As for West Ham, David Moyes' team will walk into Tottenham's stadium with three straight Premier League games without a loss, although only one of those ended in a win. The Hammers are ranked 18th in the league, which demands more concentration for this match than ever. A win here could see them leave the relegation zone, involving clubs such as Bournemouth and Everton in that struggle.
The Hammers' recent matches have seen them claim points against Newcastle and Chelsea, with the first of those games taking place away from home. Now, it is time for Moyes' men to try and replicate that feat, especially after Bournemouth's win and with Newcastle dropping points one more time this weekend.
Here are some interesting facts to keep an eye on before this match kicks off.
Tottenham vs West Ham - Team news
Tottenham enter this game trying to pick up the pieces of their loss against Milan in the UEFA Champions League, but doing that will not be easy without some of the players that will sit this one out due to injury. It will be key for Conte's men to see a good connection between Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane, who have scored 21 goals for Spurs this season.
As for the away side, Moyes' team will have to make do without some high-profile names in midfield, while also having to struggle with some key absences in defense. It is expected to see the struggling side relying on Declan Rice, on Michail Antonio, and on Jarrod Bowen, three of the top-rated players for the Hammers this season and who are fit to play this crucial game.
Here are the names of unavailable players for each team
Tottenham - Injured: Yves Bissouma, Hugo Lloris, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon.
West Ham - Injured: Maxwel Cornet, Kurt Zouma, Alphonse Areola, Lucas Paquetá. Doubtful: Gianluca Scamacca, Aaron Cresswell, Nayef Aguerd.
Tottenham vs West Ham - Head-to-head
Tottenham enter this clash on a three-game streak without a loss against West Ham (two wins and one draw across all comps).
West Ham's last win against Spurs took place on October 2021. That game ended one-nil for the Hammers.
Tottenham have won three out of their last four games against West Ham when playing as hosts.
Kurt Zouma and Thilo Kehrer scored own goals against Tottenham in the last two games between these clubs. Those own goals helped Spurs earn four points out of those matches.
This will be Antonio Conte's eighth game against a team coached by David Moyes. His record so far shows four wins, two draws, and two losses.
David Moyes will face Tottenham for the 36th time in his career. The Scottish boss has won nine of those matches, while his teams have endured 15 losses. The other 11 games have ended in draws for Moyes' clubs.
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