Premier League: West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Live Stream and Match Preview

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Considering their previous Premier League (PL) home outing (a 0-2 home loss to Brighton) ended in a chorus of boos, it was ironic that West Ham United defender Declan Rice attributed their breakthrough 1-0 away win at Aston Villa to the relentless positivity of the travelling Hammers fans. They’ll now need their faithful to get right behind them with two difficult games in four days against Tottenham and Chelsea to make or break their first 30 days of 2022/23.

Much of West Ham’s malaise during the back end of last season - the lowlight of which was five losses in nine PL matches that saw them squander a chance to register their best top-flight finish in nearly two decades - was attributed to the inability to juggle both domestic and European duties. After booking their place in the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage beginning in September, we’re about to learn what manager David Moyes has put in place to avoid a repeat.

Tottenham are likely to be a bit more fresh having only played PL football ahead of their own busy period of six games in 18 days. Their most recent performance - winning away to Nottingham Forest (2-0) a fortnight after West Ham failed to do so (0-1) - is the most recent indicator of the current gulf in class between these two clubs.

Now undefeated in ten consecutive league fixtures (W7, D3), with all but one of those seven wins preceded by a half-time lead, there’s little wonder that manager Antonio Conte was happy to describe his players as “mentally tough” after winning at Nottingham. He stressed that there was plenty of room for improvement though, and they can start with their lacklustre recent H2H record against West Ham, standing at W7, D2, L5 in all competitions since May 2017.

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur Live Stream

Players to watch: West Ham forward Michail Antonio boasts more PL career goals against Tottenham (six in 11 matches) than any other club, which should serve as inspiration. Having last week cracked 200 league goals in any first team competition for any club, Harry Kane is now looking to score in four consecutive games for club or country for the first time since March-April 2021, with this his fifth run of three straight scoring appearances since.

Hot stat: West Ham have lost ten of the last 11 PL matches in which they conceded the opening goal.

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