West Ham United take on bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in what will be one of the most watched games of the weekend.

The London Stadium clash between old foes West Ham and Tottenham has so many facets to it.

Both sides are struggling at the wrong end of the table after winning just three games each from the opening 12.

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.

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All eyes on West Ham vs Spurs at the London Stadium

All eyes will be on this one and defeat for West Ham could see Pellegrini depart.

The Hammers have not won for seven games and have plummeted from third in the league to 16th.

There have been no signs of improvement.

In what could be one last roll of the dice as West Ham boss the Chilean looks set to make four changes to the team which started the dismal 3-0 defeat at Burnley last time out.

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Triple boost for Pellegrini and three changes?

And he will be boosted by the return from injury of three players Mark Noble, Michail Antonio and Jack Wilshere.


Roberto keeps his place. But only due to the lack of sufficient back-up with David Martin described as a ‘training ground goalkeeper’.

Angelo Ogbonna, who has been harshly ousted from the side for no good reason, comes back in for the hapless Fabian Balbuena.

Arthur Masuaku could come in from the cold to replace the woeful Aaron Cresswell at left-back.

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Last roll of the dice for Hammers boss?

And Andriy Yarmolenko comes in for Pablo Fornals.

Pellegrini will have Wilshere and more importantly Antonio on the bench. And the latter could have a key role to play.

Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Tottenham:

Roberto, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Yarmolenko, Noble, Rice, Snodgrass, Anderson, Haller.

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