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Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele have been passed fit for Tottenham's clash against West Ham Getty

Tottenham host West Ham in a London derby at the White Hart Lane on Saturday (19 November), as Spurs look to close the gap on a place in the top four.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 1 and 1 HD. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5Live.


Tottenham will look to keep their status as the only unbeaten team in the Premier League after 11 games alive when West Ham visit White Hart Lane for the late kick-off on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino's team have the best defensive record in the league thus far, which has seen them fail to lose a single match. But they have also struggled to win games and have drawn the most number of games in the league as well, which sees them in fifth place five points behind leaders Liverpool.

Spurs are without a win in their last four league matches and the Argentine manager will hope to end the streak against Slaven Bilic's side. Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele have been passed fit after they picked up minor injuries while on international duty, while Harry Kane was omitted from England's second game against Spain during the international break to allow him time to continue his recovery from an ankle injury, which will make sure he is fresh and ready for the clash.

Pochettino is still without Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela, who have both failed to recover from their respective injuries, which will see Eric Dier continue his role at centre-back alongside Jan Vertonghen. The manager will have the services of Moussa Sissoko, who has finished serving his three-match ban that was handed out to him for elbowing Bournemouth's Harry Arter.

James Collins
James Collins could be passed fit for West Ham United along with Diafra Sakho Getty

West Ham, on the other hand, are having a difficult campaign this time around and are currently in 17<sup>th place in the league table. They have lost six of their first 11 games and will be hoping to turn their form around against London rivals Tottenham on Saturday. They have improved since the start of the season losing just one in their last five, and Bilic will be hoping that they continue to improve as they seek to move away from the relegation battle.

James Collins and Diafra Sakho could be available for the trip to White Hart Lane but Bilic is likely to be without Winston Reid, who suffered a grade 1 hamstring injury during their 2-0 defeat to Everton.

Spurs won 4-1 at White Hart Lane last season, but do not have a good record against their London rivals winning only one of their last four home matches in all competitions, during which West Ham picked up two wins and a draw.

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "Every time we play and compete in the Premier League, the opponent takes the game like a derby or a final. That is good. This is another derby, another final for us.

"We're creating many chances every game, the problem is that we need more chances to score. Maybe we're not as clinical as we were last season. It's about working hard and trying to improve."

Slaven Bilic: "We are missing points. If we had beat Stoke last time out we would be mid-table, because it's so tight. But we are 17th, and if you are 17th you are very close to relegation and we have to improve even more.

"On one hand the worst thing to do is lose confidence and doubt yourselves individually and as a group. On the other hand you can't keep talking and saying the table doesn't matter, that we are a good team and we will click."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Tottenham Win: 1/2
  • Draw: 16/5
  • West Ham Win: 6

Team news


Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama; Sissoko, Dembele, Eriksen, Son; Kane.

West Ham

Possible XI: Adrian; Kouyate, Reid, Ogbonna; Antonio, Fernandes, Obiang, Cresswell; Lanzini, Ayew, Payet.