Winning on Sunday would just about be enough to forgive the players for the shower against West Brom last weekend.
There aren’t many fixtures in the calendar that get you excited as much as Tottenham, home or away.
We dominated them last season by beating them three times, twice on their own patch, and they struggled to beat us on the opening day of this season, relying on a 93rd minute goal from a player no one had ever heard of before then.
Spurs had a tough Europa League outing against Fiorentina in the week, so they’re going to be tired. Their league record after playing in Europe is quite appalling as well. Time to do it all over again, eh?
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In the words of Ray Winstone, you’ll love it!
1. West Ham have won eight, drawn seven and lost five of their last 20 Premier League games.
2. In their last 20 away matches, West Ham have scored 1.1 goals per game and conceded 1.4 goals per game on average.
3. The last Premier League meeting between these sides on the opening day of the season was certainly a feisty one, with two red cards and a late Eric Dier goal nicking the points for Spurs.
4. Indeed, there have been three red cards in the last two Premier League meetings between West Ham and Spurs.
5. Before the Hammers 3-0 win at White Hart Lane last season, they hadn’t won at the North London ground since April 1999.
6. During that 11 game period, West Ham only scored five times at the Lane before putting three past Spurs in their last visit.
7. The first goal will be important for the Hammers this weekend: when they’ve scored first at White Hart Lane, West Ham have gone on to win the game.
8. Overall in Premier League history, West Ham have won 12 fixtures with 18 Spurs wins and seven draws.
9. Tottenham Hotspur have conceded seven penalties this season, more than any other Premier League side.
10. After seven away Premier League games seeing at least three goals being scored, West Ham have now seen two goals or less in their last five on the road in the top flight.