Tottenham Hotspur can extend their unbeaten run to 12 games and pull within two points of Arsenal with a win at home today as they take on West Ham United at White Hart Lane live on NBCSN at 11am ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Spurs haven’t lost since opening day of the league when they fell 1-0 to Manchester United. Since, they’ve won five and drawn six, but turning one point into three points will be key as they look to challenge for a top four position.
Today they have a chance against a West Ham side struck with injury. The Hammers travel across London without star midfielder Dmitri Payet due to an ankle injury that will keep him out months, injured before the international break on a tackle by Everton’s James McCarthy that made manager Slaven Bilic furious. Payet is replaced by Diafra Sakho, who returns after a two-match injury absence. They will also be without Enner Valencia who has an ankle problem as well.
Spurs have Heung-Min Son back to action after missing over a month with an injury. He played 15 minutes off the bench before the international break and makes his return to the starting lineup today in place of Erik Lamela, who is suspended for receiving his fifth yellow card against Arsenal last time out.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Alli, Dier; Dembele, Eriksen, Son; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Mason, Carroll, Onomah, Townsend
West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Moses, Lanzini, Sakho, Carroll
Subs: Spiegel, Ogbonna, Oxford, Song, Antonio, Zarate, Jelavic