Tottenham HotspurWell, that's the end of the next Christmas marathon in the English Premier League. The fight between Tottenham and West Ham will be the last in this race and will send the Premier League for a short vacation that will last 10 days.
"Tottenham" comes to the fight after winning the final round on the road over "Swansea", which we predicted. As expected, even in the absence of the best scorer of the championship Harry Kane, his class in the match against the outsider "spurs" confirmed. Two goals from Allie and Llorente were enough to win.
In the tournament plan, the victory over West Ham is very important for Tottenham. Now wards Mauricio Pochettino are in fifth place and behind the "Liverpool" by four points. So, if successful, the distance from the fourth line can be reduced to the minimum.
In general, the "spurs" looked very good in December. For the last six matches, the team managed to record five victories in the asset, and Tottenham won with a difference of not less than one ball. Stoke City were 5: 1, Brighton 2-0 and Southampton 5-2 at home, and Burnley 3-0 at home and Swansea 2-0 at the exit. The only failure for this period occurred on a guest in a duel against Manchester City - 1: 4.
There are no special losses in the structure of "Tottenham". In the application for the game Harry Kane. Only Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose remained in the infirmary. It is not yet clear whether Moussa Dembele will be able to play.
West HamHis previous match, "West Ham" also won. There were "hammers" with one of the competitors for the survival of "West Bromwich", and managed to get a strong-willed victory. After conceding a goal in the first half, in the second half of the match the Londoners answered with two goals from Andy Carroll. And they pulled out the victory on 90 + 2 minutes.
After success in the match with the "thrushes" West Ham left the relegation zone and climbed to the 16th place. Although the situation makes the team of David Moyes gain points in every meeting, because from the relegation zone they came off just one point.
I must say that under the guidance of the Scotsman, the "hammers" played the last part of the season is not so bad. For six previous Premier League games West Ham managed to defeat Chelsea 1-0, Stoke 3-0 and West Brom 2: 1, draw with Arsenal 0-0 and Bournemouth "3: 3, and also lost to Newcastle 2: 3.
Because of injuries will not play at the "hammers" Jose Fonte, Edimilson Fernandez and Sam Bayram. In question, the participation in the fight between two key players - Aaron Cresswell and Michel Antonio.