Tottenham Hotspur play West Ham for the third time already this season. Both games had identical scorelines — 3-2 — but with each team taking one result. Spurs got a 3-2 win at the London Stadium in September, but the Hammers came back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Wembley in the League Cup against a rotated Spurs side. Today, it’s the Premier League, and with both teams having played a mere 48 hours earlier, one can probably expect some rotation.
#THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYS pic.twitter.com/oSJv9Fb2HK— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 4, 2018
3️⃣ changes for the Hammers and Chicharito starts... pic.twitter.com/R9YYyhjgD0— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 4, 2018
Match Date, Time and Location
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 3 p.m. (ET), 8 p.m. (BST)
Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Match official: Mike Dean
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Premier League / Main Event
USA: NBC Sports Network
Canada: Sportsnet World
Australia: Optus Sport
Other countries can find their match listings at livesoccertv.com
United Kingdom: Sky Go
USA: NBC Sports Live, fubo.tv (7-day trial)
Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com (requires free OneHotspur membership), also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport
Who’s ready for another cup final?
I hate playing West Ham. I dislike most London derbies, but the West Ham matches are always especially annoying. West Ham fans are awful to Tottenham supporters, and the Hammers annoyingly seem to always perform well when playing Spurs, narrative be damned.
Spurs have faced West Ham twice this season: a 3-2 league win at the London Stadium, and a 3-2 loss in the League Cup. Spurs have won their last three after a shellacking by Manchester City, and a win over the Hammers will put them within two points of third in the table. Spurs have only an FA Cup game against Wimbledon between now and next weekend’s match vs Everton, so Pochettino may opt to push his stars this week and give them a nice breather at the weekend.
But this is West Ham’s cup final, and even though like Spurs they are coming off of only a day’s rest and will likely rotate like crazy, it has the makings of another annoyingly close match.
I hope we pound them.
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