West Ham will be relieved that this bruiser isn’t in the Spurs starting eleven

Tottenham Hotspur versus West Ham United can usually be expected to be a fiery, high-octane clash; not only are the two Premier League teams North London rivals, but there is added significance in the fixture this season as both teams are fighting it out for European qualification.

With the potential for there to be the odd crunching challenge or cheeky scuffle as both sides try their hardest to get one of their city rivals, West Ham players must be relieved that a certain Federico Fazio is only on the Spurs bench before the crunch match at White Hart Lane on Sunday:

If the brutish Diego Costa can react from a sly jab from Fazio with this much pain, then you know that you’re dealing with a tough guy, and being relegated to the bench is only going to fire the Argentinian up even more. West Ham, you have been warned…


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