West Ham vs. Tottenham: Spurs return to London Stadium

Harry Kane struck twice as 10-man Tottenham Hotspur survived a late scare to maintain its ideal away record with a 3-2 victory at West Ham United on Saturday. In Tottenham's 28 matches in 2017, the 21-year-old has played a part in 22 strikes, scoring 14, while setting up another eight.

With eighteen goals in their last four away league games, now is perhaps an ideal time to face West Ham at the London Stadium.

Cape Town - West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has implored Marko Arnautovic to work harder for the team because he believes in the playmaker's ability to produce more.

Spurs were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Swansea City at Wembley last weekend which means they remain win-less in the league at their adopted home this season.

Four minutes later, West Ham again played long to Carroll. Against West Ham on Saturday afternoon, he will be hoping for more capital gains.

Yet West Ham, to their credit, kept probing and pulled one back when Jose Fonte flicked Aaron Cresswell's corner onto the head of Hernandez, who steered it past Hugo Lloris for his third goal of the season.

"He deserved all the praise and our decision (paid off) to be fearless and give him the possibility to play in a club like Tottenham when you fight for big things".

In a reversal of fortunes from most of last season, Spurs more effortlessly show their cutting edge in enemy territory.

"We are disappointed we lost the game", said Bilic.

Carroll, who cost £15million from Liverpool, has missed 114 matches through a catalogue of injuries since he signed for the Hammers in 2012.

Aurier had picked up a booking just before that goal and six minutes later a shaky game was ended early when he needlessly chopped down Carroll in midfield. What predictions will West Ham create for the powerful Tottenham?

"Because if we are talking about his contract, the question mark about him is his fitness, about how much he is available during the season".

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has defended his management of one of his star midfielders Mousa Dembele.

Going on recent form, Saturday's London derby promises to be a close game, with West Ham unbeaten in their last three and Spurs unbeaten in their last five in all competitions. I have had some tough decisions to make with my starting line-up for this game - which is the kind of headache every manager wants.

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