West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur face each other at the London Stadium in a fixture from the 13th round of the Premier League. This clash is expected with high levels of interest because of Jose Mourinho’s debut as manager of the visitors. In our English Premier League predictions we will discuss this game with you.
Jose Mourinho is back to the Premier League – this is the big news of the week. The Portuguese coach replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked by Tottenham’s board. Spurs are struggling since the start of the season and they are currently 14th in the standings, being 11 points behind the Top 4. Pochettino is always going to be loved by the fans, but clearly it was a time for change. Tottenham have won just three of their 12 games in the league so far.
Of course, now we all want to see what Jose Mourinho will do differently compared to Pochettino. Tottenham are having a really talented squad, so Jose has a lot of options for his ideal starting eleven. Hugo Lloris and Jan Verthongen are the only players who are having injury problems at the moment.
Meanwhile West Ham’s manager Manuel Pellegrini could follow Pochettino’s destiny soon. The Hammers are 16th in the league with 13 points, losing four of their last five matches. For a second consecutive season Pellegrini can’t impress with his work at West Ham. If the team continues to lose, the club’s board could have no other options, but to replace him with another coach. West Ham have won just three of their games since the beginning of the campaign.
Against Tottenham West Ham can’t use Lukasz Fabianski, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid, who are all injured.
You can be sure that all fans of English football will be excited to follow Jose Mourinho’s debut in Tottenham. In our English Premier League predictions we think his team has great chance to take the win against West Ham, because of the Hammers’ bad shape at the moment.