Absolutely key Spurs star Rodrigo Bentancur will miss the West Ham clash as well as duo after being ruled out for season.
West Ham’s attentions turn to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur after the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
Tottenham are like a box of frogs at times this season. Having beaten Man City, Spurs got a 4-1 hiding at Leicester this weekend.
That will give the Hammers great encouragement ahead of their meeting with Antonio Conte’s unpredictable side on Sunday.
Desperate for points in the bid to stay up, West Ham are experiencing an injury crisis at the worst possible time ahead of the game.
David Moyes is currently without £173.5m worth of talent and admitted his concern at being ‘down to the bare bones’.
Although the Scot could be boosted by the return of Gianluca Scamacca, it is in defence where West Ham have issues with Kurt Zouma and now Nayef Aguerd both injured.
With their ridiculous attacking options, Tottenham are always a threat despite their inconsistent performances.
And at some point West Ham have to pull an unexpected result out of the hat like most of their relegation rivals are doing if they want to remain in the Premier League.
While nobody wants to see players suffer serious injuries, West Ham’s hopes of a result have been lifted by news from Tottenham’s treatment room ahead of the game.
Absolutely key Spurs star Rodrigo Bentancur will miss the West Ham clash as well as another duo after being ruled out for the season.
Spurs announced on the club’s official website on Monday that Bentancur has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out of action for the remainder of the campaign.
“The midfielder will undergo surgery before beginning his rehabilitation with our medical staff,” Spurs state.
Bentancur is a top class player capable of giving Declan Rice a real test in central midfield. He has been vital to Tottenham since arriving at the club and it is undoubtedly a huge blow for Conte and a major boost for the Hammers.
Spurs will also be missing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for the game after he was recently ruled out for up to six weeks.
And Yves Bissouma, who was reportedly snubbed by Moyes when offered to West Ham in the summer, is also out after the club confirmed on Friday he requires ankle surgery (Evening Standard).
Ahead of facing West Ham, Tottenham also have the small matter of a Champions League last 16 first leg clash against AC Milan in Italy on Tuesday night.
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