The big London derby

Every single game in the Premier League this weekend should serve up some entertaining outcomes, but you could argue that none are more enticing than the London derby between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. These two sides may not be ‘bitter’ rivals in the traditional sense but they’d certainly love nothing more than to get one over on each other, especially given the current trajectory of their respective seasons.

Spurs are toughing it out despite a series of injuries and setbacks, and while they may be positioned towards the top of the table, it feels like that’s more of an illusion than anything else. If they’re unable to maintain this kind of pace, which seems likely if they don’t bring in a few new faces in January, then they could really struggle. Of course, with that being said, they’ve got all of the talent they need in their ranks to make a real push for the top four – but it’s just a case of maintaining that consistency.

On the other hand you’ve got West Ham United, who finally seem to be hitting their stride under Manuel Pellegrini. Many eyebrows were raised in the wake of their summer spendings, and many felt as if they could even be dragged into the relegation battle, but the first team are finally starting to gel as a unit and they’re already looking like a side who could legitimately finish in the top half of the table this season.

It’s not going to be the prettiest of games at times and we wouldn’t expect it to be, but there is certainly going to be plenty of drama when the Hammers meet Spurs this weekend.

Can West Ham United pull off yet another upset and get the three points against a strong Tottenham Hotspurs ide?

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