Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris will be fit to play against West HamGetty

Tottenham host West Ham in a London derby at the White Hart Lane on Sunday, 22 November, as Spurs look to close the gap on a place in the top four. On the other hand, West Ham, who have been in brilliant form against the bigger teams this season, will be desperate to pull off yet another upset and keep themselves in and around the top four places.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Overview

Tottenham will be looking to add more matter to the belief that this is their year to shine and under Mauricio Pochettino they have the manager to take them back into the Champions League, where they last qualified in 2011. Chelsea's demise has opened up a spot at the top for the north London club, who will be fighting with Liverpool to feature among Europe's elite next season.

Their performance against Arsenal in the league before the international break was commendable, with the entire team showing that they can exert themselves against top sides. Harry Kane's goal in the first half gave them something to work on and if not for a plethora of missed chances, Tottenham would have doubled their lead and put the game to bed. Instead, they allowed the Gunners to come back into the contest, who equalised owing to a brilliant ball from Mesut Ozil for Kieran Gibbs to slot in.

However, Spurs will take a lot from Dele Ali's performance against the Gunners, who topped that off with an impressive showing against France with the England national team. The likes of Eric Dier are also coming of age and the youthful nature of the team means that they have the base to build on something special in the years to come.

Meanwhile, West Ham have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in the past, three of the previous season's top four sides in the league. The Hammers have responded well to Slaven Bilic's appointment, but the fans will be frustrated at the inconsistency shown by the London cub in recent weeks.

A draw against Everton was followed by a 2-0 loss to Watford and the manager will be hoping for his team to bounce back against Spurs. The Hammers have a brilliant away record in the league and a win here will increase confidence that they can go all the way and challenge for a spot in Europe. However, Dimitri Payet's injury will be a massive dampener to an otherwise impressive season.

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "I didn't need to ask because when he saw me, he said 'I want to play'. It was very difficult for him and for all of the French players and the English players too. They were here training on Monday in the morning and you could feel that they were very sad to play. For Hugo it was a very tough two weeks. When you are captain it is a big responsibility. But he is strong, has a good mind with an unbelievable character. He's ready to play Sunday and wants to play for the people."

Slaven Bilic: "I don't feel any dislike towards Spurs. No. But they are a London club. It means a lot to the fans because you have all West Ham fans working with Spurs fans. It is a good thing when you win because you can't wait to go to work and tease them or whatever. If you lose, it's not very pleasant. In my apartment, we are all West Ham. I don't think my dogs are Spurs fans, but I will check it. This morning they looked at me a little bit differently!"

Betting odds (888Sport)

  • Tottenham Win: 1/56
  • Draw: 4/35
  • West Ham Win: 6/35

Team news

Tottenham

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Dier, Alli; Son, Dembele, Eriksen; Kane.

West Ham

Possible XI: Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell; Kouyate, Noble; Moses, Lanzini, Antonio; Carroll.