[Image] Here’s the predicted 4-1-4-1 West Ham XI to face Tottenham – can the Hammers down Spurs?

Manuel Pellegrini

Predicted West Ham line-up to face Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup

West Ham United were unable to hold onto their lead against Leicester City as the Foxes pegged one back late on. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have not made the best of starts to their season and have failed to maintain consistency.

The Hammers come up against a familiar foe in Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs beat West Ham United in the Premier League recently but the Hammers will be aiming to avenge that loss in this game.

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West Ham have a number of players on the sidelines. The likes of Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez, Pedro Obiang and Jack Wilshere are all still unavailable. Manuel Pellegrini might not have the comfort of resting many of his stars.

Probable West Ham United XI

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Formation: 4-1-4-1

Adrian (GK)

The Spaniard could take the place of Fabianski in goal for this game.

Ryan Fredericks (RB)

The youngster will aim to maraud down the right wing and cause all sorts of problems to Tottenham.

Angelo Ogbonna (CB)

Ogbonna should guard the rearguard in place of Fabian Balbuena. He has proven to be a sturdy defender.

Issa Diop (CB)

Diop could partner Ogbonna at the back for this game. His performance will have a say on the game’s outcome.

Aaron Cresswell (LB)

Cresswell’s deliveries will need to be on point for this fixture as Tottenham are a good defensive unit.

Aaron Cresswell
Aaron Cresswell

Declan Rice (CM)

The youngster could once again be tasked with the responsibility of dictating the play in the middle of the park. He needs to fulfil his defensive duties as well.

Grady Diangana (RM)

Diangana should continue on the right-hand side of the midfield given the injury problems in the squad.

Conor Coventry (RCM)

The youngster should be given a start in this game with a number of midfield stars out injured.

Robert Snodgrass (LCM)

The Scotland international did well in the last League Cup fixture and will be aiming to get on the scoresheet again.

Felipe Anderson (LM)

Anderson has been one the main driving forces for the Hammers this season.

Read more: West Ham hijacking Tottenham’s €18m deal for 27-goal young starlet would be a shrewd move by Pellegrini

Michail Antonio (ST)

Antonio might take the place of Chicharito. He looked lively against Leicester City and played a huge part in their goal.

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