Match Preview: TottenhamHotspur Vs Westham United

Oct 17, 2020 | Sushilspurs11

"Because he never beat me. You are not going to do a chapter about 13 or 14 matches that you never win so why should he speak about me in his book. A book is a thing to make you happy and proud so I perfectly understand the situation"

Jose Mourinho

Date: 18th Oct Sunday 9:15pm
Venue Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Premier League
Referee Paul Tierney

International break is over and the fixtures resume again, it was the much needed break for our side as we had been playing days in and out. Some players represented their nation in this break whereas remaining others refreshed themselves and trained at N17.

We play Westham in our home as Jose looks to continue his dominance over David Moyes and we look to pick up our momentum exactly from where we left before the break.

This match could see the second debut of Tottenham star Gareth Bale as he has recovered fully from the injury and is fit to play again.

 Tottenham could win three consecutive Premier League games against West Ham for the first time since a run of five between March 2008 and December 2009.
 Spurs have won four of the past five meetings in all competitions.
Tottenham Hotspur
 Tottenham are on a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions, winning five and drawing two.
 They have scored 13 goals in their past two matches in all competitions.
 Harry Kane has scored six goals in his six Premier League home appearances against West Ham.
 Kane has been involved in nine league goals this season (three goals, six assists) and eight goals in 12 matches for club and country since the start of September.
 Jose Mourinho has never lost a game against David Moyes, winning nine and drawing five of their 14 meetings in all competitions.
West Ham United
 West Ham could win three consecutive Premier League games without conceding for the first time since February 2014.
 They have scored seven unanswered goals in their previous two league matches.
 The Hammers have lost 104 London derby matches in the Premier League, more than any other side.
 Michail Antonio has scored four goals in his seven Premier League appearances against Tottenham.
 Antonio has scored 10 goals in his last 11 league games.
 Mark Noble is one goal shy of equalling Paolo Di Canio as West Ham’s leading Premier League scorer on 47.

Team News
Giovani Lo Celso – Calf
Japhet Tanganga – Injured Joe Rodon – Not Registered

We miss Lo celso and Tanganga as they both suffer injuries again, the two important member of our squad are injured and this is not the first time we have missed them due to injury. Jose has admitted that the injury to Lo Celso may not be long as this is the same old problem again. Apart from Eric Dier everyone has returned without injury from their international duty and he is doubt for the game against Westham.

In press conference Mourinho said that Harry Kane will start against Westham and the new signing Carlos Vinicius will be on the bench, he also said that Gareth Bale is fit and might play.

Predicted Lineup
Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilón
Sissoko Hojbjerg Ndombele
Bale Kane Son

Subs: Hart, Sanchez, Aurier, Winks, Lamela, Lucas, Vinicius.

Opponents review

West Ham United Premier League form: LLWW
West Ham United form (all competitions): WLWWLW

Westham are also in good run as they have won their last two games before the break and David Moyes is the man behind it. He will return to dugout against Tottenham after recovering from Corona Virus.

Westham have not recorded any injury issues but Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku could miss out against Tottenham on Sunday.
Injuries: None
Doubtful: Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku

West Ham United Predicted Line up
Lukasz Fabianksi; Coufal, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Arthur Masuaku; Jarrod Bowen, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio

Words from Manager
On Gareth Bale
Of course he wants to play. He wanted to play since the day he arrived, and it was not possible.
I’m not going to tell you if he will play or not. What I can tell you is that he’s working very well – probably he’s working the way he was not able to do for quite a long time.
The last week and this week, especially Monday or Tuesday, the planning of the sessions had a big focus on him. And he’s in pretty good conditions. Is he playing Sunday or Thursday? I don’t know. He doesn’t know.

On David Moyes work at Westham
No doubt, no doubt. I think he has his staff that he feels empathy, he feels confident with. Of course coming in the middle of the season like we did, because it happened the same to me is never easy.
We come like firemen to the house when the house is on flames. It’s difficult. But then the next season is a different season so you’ve got some new players, I think he’s getting another great player from Brentford.
They have stability, they know him. He knows them. they are getting results. The performances are very positive. This season they are showing they have a completely different philosophy. Very good team, very difficult opponent and a big game for us because we need to win. The points we got they were all away.

What he is expecting from Westham
The game against Arsenal was, in my opinion, a great performance with a very unfair result and they built from that game. Then they had impressive performances with good results, clean sheets and defensive stability but with the threat. They are very dangerous on the counter attack, they are very dangerous at set pieces.
They have very powerful people in this moment of the game, the offensive set pieces, and they are defending with a back line of five and four in front, leaving Antonio up front. If they follow the same direction it is a really difficult opponent.

On Transfers
The internal transfer window has also seen its end and we have pulled out another deal from the championship side to finish this transfer saga with seven magnificent transfers. We signed Joe Rodon from Swansea on the last day of the window. Here is what Jose said when he was asked that if he got all the targets in this transfer window or not:
Almost but with football coaches it is always ‘almost’. Apart from some ultra privileged guy that can get everything he wants, especially in one of these teams that do not comply with Financial Fair Play, for us is always “almost”. But it was fantastic, it was more than I was expecting.
In my analysis of the team’s needs and evolution we were talking about different targets but I never thought we would go so far as we did, especially because of the moment and I can only praise what the board did for the team.

Now its time for Westham United COYS!!!