Premier League Preview Tottenham at West Ham London Derby

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18 Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18 Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images) /
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West Ham United’s Scottish manager David Moyes reacts at the final whistle during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP) /

Team News for Spurs and Hammers

Mourinho v Moyes

Maybe for some the storyline of the match is one of José Mourinho against David Moyes. This is a storyline more from the novelty of Moyes never beating Mourinho in now 15 matches against one another. Whether it has been Chelsea versus Everton, or Chelsea versus Manchester United, or Manchester United against Sunderland, or Manchester United against West Ham or the current Tottenham versus West Ham, Moyes has never come out with all three points.

Now two of the last thee matches between the managers charges have ended in draws, but Mourinho is still averaging 2.20 points per contest with nine wins and six draws in those 15 matches. At a Tottenham fan we certainly want to see that trend continue.

Injury Updates

There really is no new injury news for Tottenham from Thursday evening in Hungary against Wolsfberger. That is actually good news because for once no new names were added to the injury list. While not an injury absence Harry Kane should return after getting Thursday evening off.

As for the trio of Giovanni Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon, and Serge Aurier – it seems this game will be too soon for any of them. That said, the Spaniard may be back next week for the home leg of the Europa League round of 32.

The big news for West Ham is that Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena may be back from injury and available for Moyes Sunday. Antonio has historically given Spurs fits with his pace and power and Balbuena adds balance to the side particularly with Andriy Yarmolenko and Angleo Ogbonna likely still out of action.