Harry Kane
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Tottenham host West Ham United in the second London derby of the weekend at White Hart Lane, as the Spurs look to capitalise on Manchester United's slump against Swansea.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 12pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


Tottenham can go within a point of Manchester United if they manage to get the better of West Ham, who failed to hold on to their brilliant form from the start of the season. Spurs are currently sixth on the table, with Liverpool breathing down their necks and need a positive result if they have to keep up the pressure for a top-four spot.

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to recall his main players after resting them against Fiorentina in their 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane, in the first leg of the round-of-32 tie of the Europa League. Harry Kane and Eric Lamela are expected to slot straight into the squad. Spurs have not been in good form off late, taking only nine points from their last six games and need to buckle up ahead of a congested 17-day period.

Meanwhile, the Hammers have registered only one loss in their last six games and find themselves in eighth spot, a far cry from the top-six fight they were harbouring hopes of competing in.

Andy Carroll is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury but Allardyce will be happy to recall the likes of Winston Reid, James Collins and Matt Jarvis. Speculation is rife about the manager's future at West Ham after losing 4-0 to West Bromwich Albion in the fifth round of the FA Cup, but a win at White Hart Lane will absolve any grievances that the management may have with the him.

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "It's a critical period as we have a lot of finals. Sunday is a final, Thursday is a final, next Sunday is the Cup final. It's true we have very tough games. We need all our energy and to be focused in every game."

Sam Allardyce: "If you see where he[Adebayor] has gone and his initial impact at where he has been would be that he comes into a football club and scores goals on a regular basis. There is obviously one of those players that you have to look at him and as a manager and say 'how do I react with him and interact with him and on the basis of how well I interact is on the basis of how well he plays for us."

Betting odds (By 888Sport)

Tottenham Win: 7/9

Draw: 14/5

West Ham Win: 62/17

Team news


Possible XI: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.

West Ham

Possible XI: Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Collins, Cresswell; Song, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing; Sakho, Valencia.