West Ham captain Mark Noble is expected to be fit to face Tottenham on Saturday, according to talkSPORT journalist Lee Clayton. The midfielder has been a major doubt because of an ankle injury.
The 32-year-old had to be taken off just 20 minutes into the 3-0 defeat to Burnley before the international break but it appears that the two-week gap between fixtures has been enough time for the skipper to recover:
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) November 20, 2019
With Spurs having recently appointed Jose Mourinho as manager, the game this weekend at the London Stadium is likely to have an added edge to it.
The London derby is always fiercely contested and Noble’s inclusion will be absolutely vital to ensure that the Hammers are competitive in the middle of the park.
Tottenham’s players will be keen to impress their new manager so West Ham will need to be up for the fight. The Irons should have extra motivation themselves as they look to break a winless run of six games.