Spurs host West Ham at the start of a busy afternoon of Premier League football on Sunday. Find out how to watch the action live.
When: Sunday, February 22 at 12 noon.
Where: White Hart Lane, London.
Watch live: Click here to watch on BT Sport online!
Tottenham Hotspur face two huge cup games next week, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be fully focused on Premier League matters on Sunday when West Ham United come to White Hart Lane.
Spurs travel to Fiorentina in the second-leg of a delicately-poised Europa League tie on Thursday night, less than 72 hours before they face Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
Pochettino may well have toyed with the idea of resting key players against West Ham to give his side the best possible chance of success in the cups.
However, with Spurs sixth in the Premier League table and desperately needing a win to move closer to the top four, the Hammers will almost certainly find themselves up against Pochettino’s strongest XI.
Harry Kane was left on the bench for the first 65 minutes of last Thursday’s 1-1 first-leg draw with Fiorentina and, although replacement Roberto Soldado scored a fine goal in that game, the Englishman is likely to start as Tottenham’s lone striker.
Ryan Mason – another second-half sub against Fiorentina – is also expected to return to the starting XI, probably replacing Paulinho to partner Nabil Bentaleb in central midfield.
West Ham come into this London derby eight days after suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.
Manager Sam Allardyce should recall midfielder Darren Fletcher, who was cup-tied at West Brom, but target man Andy Carroll remains injured with a serious knee problem.
West Ham embarrassed Tottenham last season by beating their fierce rivals three times. Spurs have an excellent opportunity to gain revenge on Sunday – as a home win would complete a double for the north London outfit, who won 1-0 at Upton Park in August.