It’s derby day on Sunday afternoon as Tottenham travel across the capital to take on West Ham at the London Stadium.
Spurs come into the game on a bit of a low, having seen an understrength side beaten 1-0 by Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.
That result was the latest chink in the armour of new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, but it’s not been all doom and gloom for the Portuguese despite a mixed start to the season. Spurs are fifth in the Premier League table after picking up five wins in eight, including their last two against Aston Villa and Newcastle.
Changes were made in midweek, but it should be close to a full strength Spurs side here.
Hugo Lloris (GK) – Can produce the most outstanding saves when the pressure is on. Undisputed number one.
Emerson Royal (RB) – A fun afternoon is in store for Emerson if Said Benrahma has his dribbling boots on.
Cristian Romero (CB) – Spurs’s summer loan signing is starting to look the business in central defence.
Eric Dier (CB) – It’s going to be a tough afternoon against Michail Antonio, but if anyone is going to relish the challenge it’s Dier.
Sergio Reguilon (LB) – A real threat bombing forward, Reguilon will need to be equally switched on to combat the pacy threat of Jarrod Bowen.
Oliver Skipp (CM) – One of Spurs’ success stories of the season, Skipp is now a key cog in Nuno’s midfield machine.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – Has been granted more freedom this season, but you’d argue Hojbjerg does a better job when he sits back and holds the fort. May be forced to do that against a solid West Ham midfield.
Tanguy Ndombele (AM) – Scored an absolute banger against Newcastle, which could be the spark to ignite his Tottenham career. Will that be the case? Time will tell.
Lucas Moura (RW) – One of Spurs’ hardest workers, Lucas will be tasked with running at West Ham’s back four, potentially exposing the weaknesses in Aaron Cresswell’s defensive game.
Harry Kane (ST) – Bagged a goal and assist against Newcastle last Sunday, finally kick-starting his Premier League season. Expect more here.
Son Heung-min (LW) – When Kane fires, Son usually does too – and he’s got a good record against West Ham.