Tottenham will welcome West Ham in the Premier League fifth round match, the London derby match will take place at 22:30 pm on 18 October. This match will be boardcast live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Tottenham are playing well. In the last round, they beated M.U 6-1. The great interest between Harry Kane and Son Heung-min inspired Spurs to achieve positive results. Most likely they will produce yet another rain of goals against West Ham.
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A month ago, in addition to a 6–1 victory over M.U, Spurs crushed Maccabi Haifa 7-2, beated Southampton 5-2, Jose Mourinho’s only unfortunate stumble was a 1–1 draw with Newcastle on 27 September, but it was a game in which Tottenham were unlucky when Son Heung-min shot three times in the first half, 1 on the crossbar and 2 on the vertical bar, at the end of the game they have been equalised on the last minute because a penalty is not worth it.
In all competitions, Spurs have been unbeaten in seven consecutive games. Remember, in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho is the team that has played the most games since the beginning of the season due to having to participate in the 2020/21 Europa League preliminary round. Mourinho has also repeatedly complained of a “non-human fixture schedule.” But step by step, Spurs have overcome a difficult period to win positive results. It was a flourish few believed Tottenham would do, especially after witnessing them lose 0-1 to Everton at home in the opening round of the 2020/21 Premier League.
Mourinho has been criticised for turning Spurs into a defensive-side. But the fact that the last two games, Tottenham scored a total… 13 goals. With the last seven games remaining, there have been three games in which Spurs have netted at least three times. It is not yet possible to confirm that Tottenham have transformed into an attacking machine. But one thing is for sure their “tremendous” scoring record is achieved thanks to the explosion of couple Harry Kane – Son Heung-min.
Ane is playing great this season in dual roles. He is both a “bombing king”, and an opportunity creator for his teammates. As evidenced, Kane has 19 shots, 14 tackles in the penalty area, 10 shots on target, all the highest in the Premier League after four rounds this season.
In particular, Kane alone created 11 goal chances, more than twice as many as any other striker (except Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino). In more detail, Kane created six clear scoring chances, the most in the Premier League. The man who follows Kane most closely in this index is James Rodriguez (Everton) with 4 times. The English star has scored three goals, made six assists this season and it is statistically excellent in both roles scoring and contributing to Kane’s overall play.
Son is the biggest beneficiary when Kane plays deep backwards as a No 10. Son often tapes up attacking into the void that Kane creates. Kane-Son’s position swap and good taste helped Son score six goals in just four rounds, a goal-scoring performance that the South Korean goalscorer has never had in his career.
Tonight, except in the case of Eric Dier who is not in good physical condition, Mourinho will have the strongest squad. Most notably, highly expected rookie Gareth Bale will be named in the starting line-up. Bale’s arrival gives Mourinho an attacking trio worth considering as Son – Kane – Bale.
For West Ham, they have just two Premier League wins over strong rivals Leicester and Wolves. However, stability is something that David Moyes’ team has never appreciated. West Ham have also played poorly away from home having lost 10 of their last 16 Premier League away games. With the inspiration of Kane and Son, plus the arrival of Bale, Spurs will most likely have a bold win over West Ham.
In the past, the two teams have faced each other 48 times, Tottenham have won 24 but have also suffered 15 defeats. However, the head-to-head record in the last five games has been supporting the Roosters, who have won four and suffered only one defeat.
Mourinho’s squad is in high form following the victory that destroyed MU in the previous round and the Roosters’ goal in this match will surely be to take all three points.