Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

West Ham vs Tottenham: 3 key battles to end the Hammers hoodoo

West Ham vs Tottenham: 3 key battles to end the Hammers hoodoo

West Ham's problems really began on the half hour when Michail Antonio, only recently back from a hamstring operation, pulled up injured.

West Ham will face their London rivals Tottenham at London Park in an early kick-off on Saturday.

West Ham on the other hand eased in to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-0 victory over Bolton and beat Huddersfield last time out at home in the league.

The Belgium global has been a key player for Pochettino's Tottenham in the last two seasons, but the manager increasingly has to pick and choose when he starts, and Dembele has not featured in five of the club's past 10 league games, spanning this season and last. But ultimately Mauricio Pochettino's team held on.

After good recent performances, this was another step back for Bilic and his team.

Yet the West Ham faithful who stayed till the end left proud of their team's fighting spirit, even in defeat.

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With Javier Hernandez settling in up front West Ham fans have a lethal finisher. I think he's the key player in this game - and he could be a nightmare for the Tottenham centre-backs.

"Sometimes you are in a good mood, bad mood, you are sick, you eat something or you drink too much one night because you are in some party and then, the day after, you are weak!" I have had some tough decisions to make with my starting line-up for this game - which is the kind of headache every manager wants.

Of players to have scored at least 10 Premier League London derby goals, only Thierry Henry (114 mins) has a better average minutes per goal ratio in these fixtures than Harry Kane (120 mins).

After the break, Eriksen joined them on the scoresheet with a low, 12-yard strike after Kane's curling free-kick came off the foot of the post. "But it is a great result", Kane said after the game.

When Marko Arnautovic played under Mark Hughes, there was hope that Sparky could get the best out of him, something that Sir Alex Ferguson managed with Hughes more than two decades ago. "We were fighting for the Premier League". To offset their poor home form, Spurs must win a disproportionate amount of away games, none of which are more important than contests against fellow London sides.

"And while Spurs have been tenacious in hanging on to star players they have also extracted huge sums in transfers - Gareth Bale's £85million move to Real Madrid was a masterclass in salesmanship by Daniel Levy".

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