Struggling West Ham play Tottenham Hotspur this evening in what is game that will make a difference at both ends of the Premier League table. The home side are yet to secure Premier League survival so this is a cup final for the Hammers. West Ham sit 15th in the table and a win tonight will see them play top flight football next season. Slaven Bilic, manager of West Ham United wants to end Tottenham Hotspur’s league title chances with a win at their new stadium. Although the rivalry is still there, Bilic has admitted the club could learn from Spurs by the way they have handled their recruitment and will want to emulate going into the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur will play before table toppers Chelsea, the Lilywhites will have the chance to put pressure on Antonio Conte’s side and will reduce their four point lead to just one. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in fine form with goal scorers all over the park. Can Dele Alli and Harry Kane score against another London side? We shall see tonight. Spurs are 38 points ahead of West Ham in the Premier League, a win for the away side will see them go 41 points clear of their London rivals. So, should we still call this game a rivalry? Spurs are moving from strength to strength and are competing with trophies, whereas, West Ham United are a sinking ship.
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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed today that their new stadium will be the biggest in London after Haringey Council agreeing to let Spurs increase the capacity to 61,559 seats. The construction on the new stadium will be completed by 2018 whilst Spurs will be playing their home games next season at Wembley. The final home game at White Hart Lane of this season is against Manchester United, which is already a tasty fixture.
I strongly believe Spurs will show the difference in class tonight. The clubs are miles apart and I’m sure West Ham will be boxed in their own half with Tottenham Hotspur having loads of possession and being clinical in front of goal. Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are who I’m backing to score tonight, I’m confident that we will keep a clean sheet tonight with our Belgian wall in the heart of defence and two reliable full backs in absence of Kyle Walker and Danny Rose. Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies have enough quality, dedication and passion to play for our club. They have been crucial in our fight for a top four finish, we’ve accomplished that, now we’re trying to go one better.
- @BiermanOllie- I’m going for a 3-1 win, however, this game for West Ham fans is the biggest of their season. This game is also crucial for us and the title race, I pray that a win for us tonight will see Chelsea crack under pressure, which will reduce the deficit to one point.
- @benboorman21- I’m going for a 3-1 win for Spurs tonight with Kane scoring a brace and Dele Alli adding the other.
- @charliedowle- I reckon we’ll beat them 3-1 with Harry Kane getting a brace and Dele Alli putting the icing on the cake.
- @JeanetteeJensen- I have a feeling it will be a easy 2-0 win. Harry Kane getting two goals with both of them being assisted by Christian Erisken.
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