West Ham we have a problem and it’s called Tottenham as bitter rivals Spurs look rejuvenated ahead of Carabao Cup clash.
As things stand West Ham’s big quarter-final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is set to go ahead after Spurs played Liverpool on Sunday.
Positive Covid tests have seen the football schedule in the Premier League and beyond obliterated this week.
Just one of Saturday’s games – Leeds vs Arsenal – went ahead with West Ham’s home match against Norwich being one of the first to be postponed.
Tottenham have already had four games called off so far, one due to snow and the other three because of Covid.
As a result all West Ham eyes are on whether the big Carabao Cup quarter-final against Spurs will be played on Wednesday night.
At the time of writing the game is set to go ahead.
West Ham we have a problem and it’s called Tottenham as Spurs look rejuvenated ahead of cup clash
But forget Houston we have a problem, it’s West Ham we have a problem and it’s called Tottenham as Antonio Conte’s side looks – as many feared they would – completely rejuvenated following their extended break.
Spurs played out an exhilarating 2-2 draw with title hopefuls Liverpool on Sunday with star players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min on top form.
With three less games in their legs than the Hammers, Tottenham will surely now be favourites to progress to the semi-finals of a competition both clubs should realistically be looking to win.
Particularly given West Ham’s form has dropped off a cliff since the November international break with only one win in their last six Premier League games.
With West Ham under Moyes there is always hope, though.
The Hammers have shown great resilience under the Scot over the last two years often bouncing back after a defeat.
The performance in the loss to Arsenal last time out was a worry – and cost West Ham their place in the Premier League top four – for now at least.
The Gunners are in a good moment, though, so a sense of perspective is needed.
Perhaps Spurs is just the game to refocus a few minds at West Ham.
But like Moyes, Conte will field his strongest team and it will certainly not be an easy game as many might have viewed it when Tottenham were struggling earlier this season.