West Ham United have been training ahead of Saturday’s huge London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
The London Stadium clash between old foes West Ham and Tottenham has become huge for a number of reasons.
Both sides are struggling at the wrong end of the table after winning just three games each from the opening 12.
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Manuel Pellegrini’s job is very much on the line as Hammers boss.
And Tottenham have had a whirlwind few days, appointing Jose Mourinho as manager following the shock sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.
All eyes will be on the lunhctime kick-off as West Ham look to put an end to their seven game winless run which stretches back two months.
The Hammers were training at Rush Green on Thursday as they prepare for the big match.
Youngster Johnson spotted back in training
Youngster Ben Johnson, who has been out injured for most of the season, was back training with the first team.
Fellow youngster Declan Rice, who has had a torrid time of late with club and country, was on smiles on the training pitch.
Under fire goalkeeper Roberto look less enthused as he went full snood – and headband – in the wintry conditions.
Back-up goalkeeper David Martin was also pictured training as was captain Mark Noble.
Arthur Masuaku, who has been left out of Pellegrini’s recent squads altogether, was in training too.
Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko shared a joke and Pablo Fornals was in good spirits. Felipe Anderson and Albian Ajeti were also spotted having a chat.
West Ham pre-Spurs training picture gallery
Pellegrini is expected to make three changes to the side which lost 3-0 at Burnley last time out, read full story here.
Defeat against Tottenham and this could be one of the Chilean’s last training sessions as boss.
Here are a selection of pictures from West Ham’s Thursday training session ahead of the Tottenham clash.