Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 31 Goals 37 (62)
(32) 16 Assists 25 (45)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
29.6 Average Age 27.8
185.1 Average Height (cm) 181
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(55%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 51% (46%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.7) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
George McCartney Doubtful 6.63
James Collins Doubtful 7.01
Daniel Potts Doubtful 5.95
Player Reason Status Rating
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Sandro Out 7.41
Jermain Defoe Out 6.8
Tom Huddlestone Doubtful 6.72

Team News

  • Emanuel Pogatetz could keep his place in the starting XI, but with defensive players in McCartney, Collins and Potts all returning from injury, there is healthy competition in the West Ham squad.
  • Matthew Taylor will be pushed by the likes of Vaz Te and Jarvis in hoping to start on the left side of midfield.
  • Andy Carroll scored his first goal in West Ham colours against Tottenham at White Hart Lane and will hope to add to his rather poor tally of just 2 goals since joining.
  • Tom Huddlestone should be back from a knee injury to push Scott Parker for a spot in defensive midfield, but his fitness is unlikely to affect the first XI.
  • Lewis Holtby started for Spurs in the draw at Lyon and should retain his spot, with Clint Dempsey missing out once again and Jermain Defoe still injured.
  • Hugo Lloris will return in goal having sat out the two recent Europa League clashes to give Brad Friedel a run out.

Prediction

  • Neither of these sides have had a Premier League match in over two weeks, but the fact that Spurs have played two Europa League ties might even be advantageous, as their players might be slightly sharper than the West Ham squad.
  • West Ham are not on a great run of form with only 1 win in their last 8 outings in all competitions, but they have only lost 3 of their 16 home games all season, and their mid-table position in the league is almost completely as a result of their poor record on the road.
  • While Spurs have lost only 2 of their last 20 games in all competitions, they have relied on wondergoals from Gareth Bale in recent weeks as well as Mousa Dembele in the draw at Lyon. They haven't been playing all that well and may struggle to break down a determined and defensively sound Sam Allardyce team.
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