West Ham get huge Spurs incentive as crisis deepens for Postecoglou

West Ham could get a huge Spurs incentive 11 days out from the derby clash as an injury crisis deepens for Ange Postecoglou.

West Ham’s comeback wins over Nottingham Forest and Burnley in the last two games could have real significance in just over a week.

Bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur and manager Ange Postecoglou have been the darlings of the Premier League and football press this season.

Credit where it is due, Tottenham have been playing some exciting attacking football under the Aussie.

Just a couple of weeks ago Spurs were top of the table and the Hammers were on the brink of the bottom five.

But now West Ham could get a huge Spurs incentive 11 days out from their derby clash as injury crisis deepens for Postecoglou.

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West Ham get huge Spurs incentive 11 days out

West Ham go to their fierce rivals a week on Thursday.

And West Ham could go level on points with a Tottenham team who were being tipped to challenge for the title by some just a few weeks ago.

Better still the Irons could even go above them depending on goal difference.

West Ham host an injury-hit Crystal Palace this weekend looking to make it three Premier League wins on the bounce.

On the same day Tottenham – missing a plethora of first team stars – go to champions Man City.

Comfortable wins for West Ham and Man City are not out of the question this weekend. So the current eight goal differential between the two sides could easily be wiped out.

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Injury crisis deepens for Ange ahead of Hammers

So should that happen, the Hammers will go to Tottenham knowing victory will see them draw level on points and potentially go above the north Londoners on goal difference.

David Moyes will fancy his chances too as the injury crisis at Spurs worsened in the 2-1 home defeat to Aston Villa.

Influential midfield ace Rodrigo Bentancur came off injured in the first half of Spurs’ defeat to Villa.

Tottenham were already without no less than EIGHT players through injury.

James Maddison and Micky van de Ven are out until 2024. They are joined on the sidelines by Richarlison, Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, Pape Sarr and Ashley Phillips.

Stars seem to be aligning for the Hammers but they need to handle their end of the bargain to make it happen.

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