West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini goes into the London derby against Spurs under massive pressure after a winless run of six games that leaves the Hammers 16th in the table.
He may be without captain Mark Noble for the game. The 32-year-old twisted his ankle against Burnley and is fighting a battle to be fit for the weekend. Jack Wilshere (groin) has been struggling with his own injury but could be called in to replace the skipper.
Michail Antonio (hamstring) is back in training but after three months out, he is unlikely to make the starting line up. However, an appearance as a substitute can’t be ruled out.
Winston Reid played for New Zealand against the Republic of Ireland during the international break, and there is now some optimism that the centre-back is finally ready to return for the Hammers after 18 months out with a knee problem.
Lukasz Fabianski (hip) and Manuel Lanzini (collarbone) are long-term injury absentees and won’t be back until the New Year.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Tottenham
Roberto, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Anderson, Haller
After Mauricio Pochettino was sacked as Spurs boss following the London club’s poor start to the season, it’s difficult to predict how the team will react.
They will be without Hugo Lloris (elbow) for the game, while Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are both doubts due to hamstring injuries.
Tottenham’s Predicted XI:
Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
The bookmakers have still made Spurs the favourites for this game, with 888 Sport pricing them at 19/20 for the win. A draw is 3/1 with Betway while a West Ham victory is currently 14/5 at Bet365.
Predicted Score – 1-1