West Ham United boss David Moyes appears to have suggested he will not make any changes to the side for Sunday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Hammers travel to Tottenham in superb form having beaten Wolves 4-0 and Leicester City 3-0 in their last two Premier League games.
Tottenham are in good shape too having beaten Maccabi Haifa 7-2 and Manchester United 6-1 in their last two games.
Spurs could also be boosted with Jose Mourinho set to hand a second debut to Gareth Bale.
Moyes sees no reason for change as Hammers face Spurs
West Ham’s exciting signing of Said Benrahma came too late for the playmaker to be registered in time for Tottenham.
But it matters little as Moyes has dropped a big hint that he will not be making any changes for the London derby.
Moyes will return to the dugout after he was forced to miss four West Ham matches while self-isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test.
The Scot has a dismal record against Mourinho.
But he told West Ham’s official website he has no reason to change things up.
‘We’re in a really good place’
“We’re going up against top teams, we know that, but I feel at the moment that we have a belief that we can play, we can challenge and we can score against them,” Moyes told whufc.com.
“Our goalscoring record from lockdown to where we are now is terrific, with the threes and fours we’re scoring, so it’s not as if we’ve just done it once. We’re doing it quite regularly at the moment.
“So, if we could become a much better defensive team then I think we’ve got lots of good attacking options to continue scoring goals, so I hope that continues.
“The boys have been in really good form, so I don’t see why we need to alter too much. We’re in a really good place at this moment in time.”
‘Don’t fix what ain’t broke’
As the old saying goes ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.
West Ham confirmed Moyes has a fully fit squad to choose from after the return of Ryan Fredericks from injury. And new signing Craig Dawson is also available (whufc.com).
That means the Hammers will line up with the same team that won so impressively against Leicester last time out.
It also means Moyes will keep West Ham’s new wing-back formation for the trip to Spurs.
Predicted West Ham starting XI vs Spurs:
Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio.