Kick off is approaching for the East London derby between Spurs and West ham with both sides needing a result to bolster their Champions league aspirations. Although the two sides are neck and neck with 48 points, the supercomputer at fivethirtyeight reckons the Hammers have just a 3% chance of making the top four and predicts what would be a hugely disappointing seventh place finish for David Moyes heroes.
But, with a Europa League quarter final spot nailed down, the Hammers could still crash into the Champions League through that route.
Moyes has gone cagey for today's clash by dropping Fornals to the bench in a surprise move that sees Masuaku reurn, presumably in a back 3 formation aimed to cool Kane and Son's jets. Benrahma retains his place and Declan Rice has shrugged off his bruised ankle from Thursday night's game.
Will the Hammers feel the effect of extra time just a few days ago? History suggests that when Moyes tries to play it tight against the bigger clubs that it backfires.
But then of course Yarmo awaits on the bench and with his current form its hard to rule out another key cobtribution from the brave Ukrainian
Anthony Taylor is ref. Hmmm.
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice (c), Soucek, Lanzini, Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Areola, Diop, Fornals, Vlasic, Fredericks, Král, Perkins, Yarmolenko, Noble