West Ham United travel to fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday knowing they can make a bit of history.

The Hammers are aiming to become the first away side to score and win at Tottenham’s glorious new stadium.

They have previous in north London too.

West Ham were the last away team to win at Arsenal’s beloved Highbury. And they followed that up by being the first team to beat the Gunners at the Emirates.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has warned Spurs that West Ham will be a problem.

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Can West Ham earn their Spurs after underwhelming season?

West Ham have been blighted by a Premier League-worst injury list all season.

It has resulted in an underwhelming campaign spent predominantly in midtable.

But Manuel Pellegrini know victory over bitter rivals Spurs can ensure his debut campaign ends on a high.

And the Chilean has been boosted by the potential return of three players to the fold.

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Trio return to boost Pellegrini

Javier Hernandez has shaken off an ear complaint while Carlos Sanchez is back after eight months out.

The biggest boost could come in the form of Manuel Lanzini, though, with reports suggesting the playmaker is fit for the game.


With Jack Wilshere returning to the squad last week suddenly Pellegrini has options.

And he will make three changes for the trip to the Tottenham Stadium.

Ryan Fredericks in for Pablo Zabaleta

Fredericks returns to the club where it all started for him and he will want to do well. He has failed to establish himself at West Ham this season and has been one of the biggest disappointments. But his pace will prove vital for the Hammers against Tottenham’s attack and in helping the Hammers counter.

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Manuel Lanzini in for Robert Snodgrass

If Lanzini is fit he has to play. West Ham lack guile without him. Snodgrass was solid against Leicester last time out but Lanzini offers the ability to unlock top class defences.

Lucas Perez in for Marko Arnautovic

If ever a substitute’s performance screamed ‘pick me’ it was that of Lucas Perez last weekend. The former Arsenal forward has endured a difficult campaign and has barely featured. But he looked motivated, hungry and in form when he replaced the lacklustre Arnautovic against Leicester. He scored and would have had a match-winning brace if VAR was in place. His all round display was excellent, playing between the lines, holding up the ball and opening up spaces. If he can play like that against Spurs he may have a West Ham future yet.

Predicted West Ham team to face Tottenham

Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Rice, Lanzini, Antonio, Anderson, Perez.

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