There’s no love lost between the two London rivals, who employ similar styles of industrious yet adventurous football and are both performing above expectations in the Premier League this season.
That only adds further pressure to an already heated London rivalry, with Spurs looking to take advantage of Leicester City’s draw yesterday evening to propel themselves to the top of the table and West Ham hoping to leapfrog Manchester United into fifth place.
The visitors are amid a six-game winning run in the Premier League but the Hammers boast the home advantage and the better record in recent encounters, claiming three wins and one draw from their last six meetings with the north London side.
So who’ll come out on top in this one? Perhaps the official starting Xis, confirmed on Twitter just moments ago, can shed some light on the likely result.
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) March 2, 2016
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 2, 2016