It seems West Ham United have at last found their rhythm. Slaven Bilic’s side are currently in sumptuous form and would be hoping to maintain their momentum in the next match when they host Tottenham Hotspur.
The Hammers are yet to taste defeat at their new home but this match could provide a stiff test to both the teams knowing a good result for either team would turn the tide.
This London derby would be a good platform for Spurs to test their mettle this season. The North Londoners have already lost another London derby to Chelsea and will be determined not to lose any ground further. In the corresponding fixture last time, the Hammers were declared winners by a Manuel Lanzini winner which also scuppered Spurs’ chances to lift the Premier League title.
Predicted 4-2-3-1 West Ham United Starting Lineup Against Tottenham Hotspur
Joe Hart will make his way to the starting lineup as he was rested in their Carabao Cup win over Bolton Wanderers. The English international has been pretty confident in the goal and will be looking for another clean sheet under his belt.
Declan Rice is only 18 years old but has already shown his maturity and stamina to thrive in this position. He was excellent in the last match and Bilic might give him another chance to showcase his excellence in the backline. Winston Reid is the most experienced and solid defender at Bilic’s disposal and he should make it to the starting lineup.
The manager fielded a second a string side against the Championship outfit in the midweek and to make things worst they played really well to make Bilic’s job difficult. Aaron Creswell will turn out from the left side while Pablo Zabaleta will try his hand from the right side.
Cheikhou Kouyaté and Mark Noble will be the midfield pairing in this match. Both the players did their midfield duties very well and will start the proceedings.
Bilic is expected to make major changes to the side keeping in mind Spurs’ strengths. Marko Arnautovic made a comeback in the Carabao Cup match and was excellent setting up two goals for them. He will be stationed on the left side.
Sead Haksabanovic might get his first Premier League start this season. The 18-year-old summer signing has been impressive for the Hammers. Michail Antonio will try to replicate his magic from the right flank.
Javier Hernandez will lead the line. Here is how they might line up: