Influential Spurs website names the Tottenham Hotspur team likely to face West Ham United in the crunch London derby today.
West Ham take on bitter rivals Tottenham at the London Stadium in the 2pm kick-off.
There is no love lost between West Ham and Tottenham.
The rivalry has intensified over the years and Sunday’s clash comes at a time where West Ham are in the ascendancy having been transformed by David Moyes.
The Hammers are a club on the up while Tottenham have fallen well below the standards set during the Mauricio Pochettino reign.
West Ham warmed up for Sunday’s derby with Spurs in style with a 3-0 win over Genk in the Europa League.
Tottenham meanwhile were beaten 1-0 by Vitesse Arnhem in the Conference League.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo made his priorities clear when he made sweeping changes to his side in order to rest the first team for the game at West Ham.
And it showed as they were beaten by a side sitting sixth in the Dutch top flight and face an uphill battle to qualify from their group.
Moyes made changes too but West Ham remained strong.
The Hammers beat famously came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Tottenham just over a year ago.
And West Ham beat Spurs 2-1 in the reverse fixture at the London Stadium to set Jose Mourinho on his way out of the exit door.
Now the two sides come face-to-face again in east London.
And an influential Spurs website – Spurs Web – has named the Tottenham team West Ham are likely to face.
Spurs website names team likely to face West Ham in crunch London derby
“Nuno decided to leave the Newcastle starters at home when Tottenham travelled to the Netherlands to face Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League this week,” Spurs Web states.
“As such, we believe that Hugo Lloris will start between the sticks for Spurs against the Hammers, with a back four of Sergio Reguilon, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, and Emerson Royal.
“In midfield, we expect Oliver Skipp to line up alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with Tanguy Ndombele in the number 10 position further up the pitch. Up front, the trio of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura will look to continue their fine attacking form against West Ham.”
A win for West Ham would lift them above Tottenham and up into fourth place.
A win or draw for Spurs would also move them up to fourth – which is the highest either side can go this weekend.