Tottenham had a rather scrappy win over Swansea over the weekend but that is what they need if they are to win the Premier League, gritty results which end up with three points in the bag. Mauricio Pochettino was happy with the result and believes this will be the perfect result as Spurs look for three points away at West Ham.
Spurs did defeat West Ham 4-1 earlier in the season and a repeat performance could well set them out on to the Premier League title. Spurs have won their last six games in the league and will be looking to make it seven in a row.
We predict the starting line-up for Spurs as they face a crunch tie not only in the league but also in the Europa League.
The Spurs goalkeeper should be playing till the end of the season, non-stop. He is one of the best in the league and Tottenham needs him to shine.
Kyle Walker could be rested in this game and this is how Trippier could make the starting XI.
No stopping the Belgian defender, Tottenham need him to play at his best with his partner in crime, Wimmer.
Wimmer has turned into a good replacement for Vertonghen and needs to be careful against the Hammers attack.
Another player who could be given a run in the game against West Ham. Davies’ ability to join the attack will be crucial for Spurs’ chances.
The English midfielder is better protecting the defence rather than playing in defence and he should keep his place in the starting XI when they face West Ham.
Dele Alli might be a big doubt for the game and with West Ham playing at home, Tottenham could well start with the English midfielder in the team.
The Dane will have to be the link for Tottenham since Alli could miss the game due to an ankle injury. Eriksen has been brilliant for Spurs all season and needs to keep doing the good job.
Lamela played in the last game against Swansea and could well be playing in this tie against another London club.
Chadli came up with an important goal, probably the most important in his Tottenham career and he should be given a start in this important game.
Tottenham need the English striker to shine in the few games left in the season. Kane wasn’t at his best against Swansea but he needs to be on form against West Ham.