Jose Mourinho and David Moyes (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
West Ham United have only lost one Premier League game since the turn of the year and that improved form has left them on the verge of the Champions League spots, in stark contrast to Tottenham Hotspur, who are down in ninth after a very poor run of their own.
Those two teams meet on Sunday, with the Hammers at home and looking to extend their run of just one loss in the last 10 league games. Spurs, on the other hand, have lost four of the last five, including all three against supposed top-four rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City.
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Those losses have left Jose Mourinho’s side well outside the race for Champions League action next term, so a return to winning ways is a must if they want a strong end to the campaign to yield a return to Europe’s elite.
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For now, they can look to a Europa League victory in midweek as a confidence booster, particularly with Gareth Bale’s return to some sort of form there after a disappointing loan spell so far.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
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When is the match?
The game kicks off at 12 noon on Sunday, 21 February.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD. Subscribers can stream the match via the Sky Go app.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
What is the team news?
The Hammers are without Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko for certain. Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena are doubts and must be assessed.
Spurs are without Serge Aurier and Giovani Lo Celso, but Sergio Reguilon may recover to be in the squad.
WHU – Fabianski; Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Coufal, Soucek, Rice, Johnson; Lingard, Lanzini; Bowen
TOT – Lloris; Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son; Kane
West Ham – 19/10
Draw – 12/5
Tottenham – 31/18
Both teams must fight for the victory if they want to hold onto Champions League ambitions – which could see them ultimately frustrate each other. West Ham 2-2 Spurs.
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