Tottenham host West Ham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a big London derby this Thursday. Both sides have had a strong start to the season but will be looking to get back to winning and pushing further up the table.
Tottenham currently sit fifth in the Premier League after 14 games. Spurs have eight wins, three draws and three losses, leaving them on 27 points, two points outside of the Champions League and six points from top of the table Arsenal.
In their last five games in all competitions, Tottenham have one win, one draw and three losses. The one win came in another London derby against Crystal Palace. A Joel Ward own goal and a goal from Son Heung-min gave Tottenham the 2 - 0 lead coming into the later stages of the game. Jordan Ayew managed to get on the scoresheet in the 94th minute but Tottenham held out for the 2 - 1 win. In a more fierce London derby, Tottenham crumbled. Despite the early goal from Dejan Kulusevski, red cards to Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie let Cole Palmer score along with a Nicolas Jackson hat-trick to give Chelsea the 4 - 1 win.
Wolves left it late against Tottenham, as Brennan Johnson gave Spurs the lead in the third minute. Pablo Sarabia and Mario Lemina both scored in added time to compound Spurs’ misery for a 2 - 1 win for Wolves. Another 2 - 1 loss came Spurs’ way against Aston Villa. Giovani Lo Celso opened the scoring for Tottenham but Pau Torres pulled Villa level before halftime. Ollie Watkings then scored in the second half to give Villa the 2 - 1 win.
The last time out for Tottenham was a controversial trip to Manchester City. Son scored in the sixth minute for Spurs and then levelled it for City with an own goal. Phil Foden then scored to give City the lead going into halftime. Lo Celso got Spurs back into it but Jack Grealish regained the lead for City. Kulusevski equalised in the 90th minute, but the game ended in a controversial 3 - 3 draw as a clear chance was squandered through an odd referee call.
West Ham, on the other hand, sit ninth in the Premier League. In 14 games, The Hammers have six wins, three draws and five losses which leaves them on 21 points, six points behind Tottenham and eight points from the Champions League.
In their last five games in all competitions, West Ham have four wins and one draw. In the Europa League, West Ham hosted Olympiacos. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the game as West Ham won 1 - 0. Back in the Premier League, West Ham faced Nottingham Forest. Paqueta scored again, but Taiwo Awoniyi equalised before halftime. Anthony Elanga then gave Forest the lead, but Jarrod Bowen equalised within two minutes, with Tomas Soucek scoring in the 88th minute to give The Hammers the 3 - 2 win.
A penalty from Jay Rodriguez gave Burnley the lead early in the second half, but a late own goal from Dara O’Shea and an even later goal from Soucek gave West Ham the 2 - 1 comeback win. Once again in the Europa League, West Ham this time travelled to Backa Topola. Soucek scored for the third game in a row, with another late goal to give West Ham the 1 - 0 win.
The most recent outing for West Ham was against Crystal Palace. Mohammed Kudus opened the scoring early, but a goal from Odsonne Edouard meant the game finished 1 - 1.
Tottenham and West Ham have a long history with 221 meetings since 1898. Spurs have a much better record in the fixture with 101 wins in comparison to West Ham’s 66 wins, the other 54 games ending in a draw.