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Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Tuesday 8:15pm
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United – Preview;
JOSE MOURINHO was playing his cards close to his chest when quizzed as to whether Dele Alli would return to the Tottenham Hotspur starting eleven for the visit of struggling West Ham United on Tuesday evening.
The England midfielder missed Friday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in N17, serving a one-match ban after receiving punishment for a breach of FA Rule E3 concerning a social media post in February 2020.
Speaking ahead of the match, the Portuguese chief explained: “Again, it’s one of these problems that we love.
“The problems that we hate were the problems I had for a long period when everybody was injured. Another problem we also don’t like when you want to change a player and you don’t have one on the bench from the same position.
“As I told you in the last game, we had lost of options in defence and midfield, but without Lucas and Dele and by playing with the other four from the beginning, we were a little short.
“But our squad is amazing in these attacking positions so now we have six guys so I can try to choose well, which is what I always try to do. Try to read the game and use the guys on the bench in the right moment so they can also make an impact on the game. It’s great to have all six available.”
Spurs currently occupy eighth place – nine points off the top four.
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United – Head to head;
Tottenham Hotspur won; 97
West Ham United won; 64
Last five meetings (all competitions);
January 4, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham United
October 20, 2018 – Premier League
West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
October 31, 2018 – Carabao Cup (League Cup)
West Ham United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
April 27, 2019 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 West Ham United
November 23, 2019 – Premier League
West Ham United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Jeevesie’s prediction; Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United