The rivals have shared 3-2 victories already this season, winning at each other’s grounds in first the league and then EFL Cup, and head to Wembley Stadium tonight after wins over Swansea and West Brom, respectively.
A fourth win on the bounce for Spurs will see them move to within one point of fourth-placed Liverpool, while West Ham will jump up to 11th with victory at Wembley.
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Tottenham host West Ham at Wembley Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 8pm on Thursday, January 4.
TV and live online coverage
The match is available via Now TV, with a day pass on offer for £6.99.
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 7.30pm. Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 7pm with Standard Sport’s London Football live blog.
Full team news
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
Subs: Trippier, Lamela, Wanyama, Vorm, Llorente, Dembele, Winks
West Ham XI: Adrian, Reid, Ogbonna, Rice, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Obiang, Masuaku, Lanzini, Hernandez
Subs: Carroll, Ayew, Haksabanovic, Hart, Martinez, Quina, Makasi
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
What Wembley woes?
West Ham were 3-2 winners when these two met at Wembley in the EFL Cup earlier this season.
Spurs have had their fair share of struggles at the national stadium this season, however, defender Jan Vertonghen thinks the ‘hoodoo’ is no longer an issue.
That would be a big achievement for us. That shows how good we really are. Everyone needs a home, and we will get one, but we’re doing very well at the moment at Wembley.
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Danny Rose is likely to be missing again as Tottenham play their second game in 48 hours, at home to West Ham on Thursday.
Rose will be assessed after damaging the knee which forced him to miss the start of the season.
Harry Kane should return after dropping to the bench for Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Swansea because of a heavy cold, while Victor Wanyama could make his first start since August following a knee problem.
West Ham have a host of injury worries for the trip to face Tottenham with Aaron Cresswell the latest concern.
Defender Cresswell had to go off against West Brom with a back problem on Tuesday, Michail Antonio remains a doubt with a groin injury, Andre Ayew has been struggling with a tight hamstring and Reece Oxford sprained an ankle in training.
Diafra Sakho, James Collins, Jose Fonte and Sam Byram are also on the casualty list ahead of Thursday’s Premier League match.
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Wink, Wanyama, Eriksen; Son, Kane, Dele
West Ham starting XI: Adrian; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Kouyate, Noble; Ayew, Arnautovic, Lanzini; Hernandez