Tottenham and West Ham meet in north London for a tantalising match-up that could have serious repercussions for the Premier League top-four race. As it stands, Arsenal sit in the coveted final Champions League place — and with games in hand — but West Ham in sixth and Spurs in seventh aren’t too far behind.
Spurs managed to bounce back from that 3-2 reversal inflicted by Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton in midweek, just giving Antonio Conte’s side some momentum and belief heading into Sunday’s crucial six-pointer against an age-old capital foe.
West Ham enjoyed a 2-0 win of their own in midweek, though one that almost seemed club-defining. David Moyes’ men managed to claim the mother of all Europa League scalps on Thursday, overturning a 1-0 deficit to beat competition specialists Sevilla 2-1 on aggregate in what was the most memorable night at the London Stadium so far.
It was a spine-tingling, raucous atmosphere in what was confirmed by the club to be a record attendance at the Olympic venue, and the Hammers repaid the faith shown in them by their fanbase. However, the revelry won’t last too long, as focus quickly re-shifts to the Premier League and this vital fixture.
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Tottenham vs West Ham: Match Stats
Harry Kane is one of only two players in the Premier League this season, alongside Mohamed Salah (54), to register 40 or more shots on target (40). Expect the England international, who recently became the Premier League’s most prolific away goalscorer ever, to be champing at the bit to test Lukasz Fabianski. He has scored eight goals in his six home league games for Spurs against the Hammers, which is the most home goals he’s scored against a specific opponent in the competition.
If Kane does score, then Son Heung-min will likely be the provider. Their partnership is the all-time top scoring one in Premier League history, while the South Korean has also been in pretty formidable form recently — he has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven Premier League home games (six goals, one assist).
24 Oct 2021 – West Ham 1-0 Tottenham – Premier League
21 Feb 2021 – West Ham 2-1 Tottenham – Premier League
18 Oct 2020 – Tottenham 3-3 West Ham – Premier League
23 Jun 2020 – Tottenham 2-0 West Ham – Premier League
These two sides have already met twice this season. At the London Stadium, it was Moyes’ men who got the better of their north London counterparts, securing a crucial 1-0 win through Michail Antonio. That proved to be Nuno Espirito Santo’s second-to-last game in the hotseat. Conte then came in and beat the Hammers 2-1 in the League Cup quarter-final in December.