West Ham have a massive chance to cause an upset in Thursday’s London derby thanks to Tottenham’s injury crisis.

Much to their dismay, West Ham are without a win away to Tottenham since the 2018/19 season. However, this run may be about to come to an end.

The Hammers head into the game unbeaten in 5 games, while Tottenham are without a win in their last 4. The latter is largely thanks to a growing number of injuries which saw them become the first team to lose 3 in a row after being unbeaten in their first 10. A victory for the East London side would see them move just 3 points behind Spurs.

Undoubtedly, their biggest loss is that of James Maddison who has been sidelined until the new year, alongside Micky van de Ven. On top of this, Ryan Sessegnon, Ivan Perisic and Manor Solomon are all out for the foreseeable future.

Most recently, midfielder Rodrigo Bentacur suffered an injury, following a horrific tackle from Aston Villa’s Matty Cash, and will be unavailable for “a couple of months at least” according to Ange Postecoglou.

Finally, Pape Matar Sarr has missed the last two and is unlikely to be fit for Thursday.

However, Spurs fans will be relieved to know that both Bissouma and Romero will be available following their suspensions, while Richarlison made his return from injury in the closing stages of their 3-3 draw against Manchester City.

While it would’ve been better for West Ham if this fixture had come before the suspensions were lifted, it certainly will be a weakened Tottenham side that they face. Their injuries have not stopped

them from playing attacking football with a high line though, but this may just suit Moyes’ counter-attacking football perfectly. This could be the perfect opportunity for our Irons to build some confidence on the attack and really punish Ange for not adapting to the situation.

By Charlie Bass