English football has witnessed the first round of the Project Restart with some exciting performances.
Tottenham Hotspur’s race for European competition continues with a London Derby against West Ham United, keen on gaining grounds above the relegation battle.
Jose Mourinho’s men resumed Premier League action with an overall good performance in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United, shattering Tottenham’s hopes for a Champions League place.
West Ham United were an unfortunate side as they endured a 2-0 defeat at home against a strong Wolverhampton Wanderers team.
However, David Moyes’ side currently on the 17th place, will be raring to pick up quickly as much points needed to avert relegation in their remaining fixtures, while Tottenham will hope to put up their best performances to secure an European spot.
The Hammers have recorded a single win against Tottenham in their last five encounters and are on lower odds to win the London Derby, with Mourinho expecting to have his full squad back and in good shape.
Where and When
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: Tuesday, June 23
Time: 19:15 (GMT).
West Ham United – L L W L L
Tottenham Hotspur – W L L D D
West Ham have failed to secure favourable points in their last five fixtures, winning just once while the Lilywhites have picked up five points in their previous five matches.
However, only their previous game will be important in terms of recent form, after a long hiatus from football.
They kicked-off with a defeat to Wolves at the London Stadium while Mourinho’s men held United to a draw.
Both teams will be keen on a win, but will Moyes’ squad be capable of pulling up a shocking victory on Tuesday night?
Dele Alli returns after serving his one match ban and Mourinho is expected to have no new injuries. Erik Lamela is likely to be dropped to the bench despite being impressive in their previous game.
Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks produced a solid performance out of their partnership in midfield against United and the duo will possibly to be maintained, while Eric Dier is likely to be sidelined for a return of Toby Alderweireld in defence.
Comparably, West Ham should also have a strong first team players ready for Tuesday’s game, with the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko who made an appearance against Wolves and Jack Wilshere recovering from injury.
Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Bergwijn, Lamela, Son; Kane.
West Ham: Fabianski; Ngakia, Diop, Rice, Cresswell; Bowen, Noble, Soucek, Fornals, Anderson; Haller.
Tottenham 2-1 West Ham