Hammers hoping to pile misery on AVB at White Hart Lane.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is sensing blood ahead of his team’s visit to White Hart Lane, admitting that he hopes to take advantage of a Spurs side who are lacking in confidence and will be fatigued after a tough midweek trip to Rome in the Europa League. Indeed, Tottenham have lost four out of their last five league games, in contrast to the Hammers who are unbeaten in three.
Venue White Hart Lane, Sunday 4pm
Last season n/a
Referee Andre Marriner
This season’s matches 7 Y26, R0, 3.71 cards per game
Odds Tottenham 4-6 West Ham 5-1 Draw 11-4
Subs from Cudicini, Friedel, Gomes, Falqué, Dawson, Huddlestone, Sigurdsson, Caulker, Livermore, Townsend, Fredericks, Carroll
Doubtful Dembélé (hip)
Injured Parker (achilles, 16 Dec), Assou-Ekotto (knee, 22 Dec), Kaboul (knee, 26 Dec)
Suspended Adebayor (first of three)
Form guide LLLWLW
Disciplinary record Y17 R2
Leading scorer Defoe 5
West Ham United
Subs from Spiegel, Cole, Taylor, Collins, Demel, Diarra, Spence, O’Neil, Potts, Hall, Driver, Moncur, Tombides, Fanimo
Doubtful Diarra (thigh), Jarvis (shin)
Injured Benayoun (knee, 1 Dec), Vaz Tê (shoulder, Jan), Collison (knee, unknown)
Form guide DWDLWL
Disciplinary record Y28 R0
Leading scorer Nolan 5
SOURCE: The Guardian
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League home games against West Ham (W6, D4).
West Ham have won just one of their last 10 Premier League encounters with Spurs (W1, D2, L7).
Tottenham have lost their last three Premier League games; they have not lost four consecutive league games since a six-match losing streak in 2004-05.
Eighth-placed Spurs are 11 points worse off than they were at the equivalent stage of last season, when they were third in the table.
Andre Villas Boas’s side have conceded 13 goals in their last five Premier League games.
Spurs have kept just one clean sheet in the Premier League this season in a 2-0 win against Aston Villa.
West Ham United
West Ham’s total of 19 points from their first 12 games equals their best return at this stage of a Premier League season, set in 2005-06.
Only Manchester City (10) and Stoke (11) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than West Ham (12).
The Hammers have scored just four league goals away from Upton Park this season. Only Norwich and Aston Villa (3) have a worse record.
Andy Carroll has not scored in his last 14 Premier League appearances.
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