With Spurs having a lot to do if they are to convince anyone of being capable of challenging for the title this season, winning their next game after the international break following 4 straight draws would be a good way to start.
West Ham pays White Hart Lane a visit on Saturday as the season enters its 12th round of fixtures. Only all 3 points at the end would be good enough for the 5th placed Tottenham, and here are 3 things they must do to come out tops against Bilic’s men.
Take a 2-goal lead
Tottenham have only scored more than 1 goal in a game thrice in the league, and they have gone ahead to win all 3.
West Ham, on the other hand, have lost 4 of all their 6 defeats by 2-goal deficits.
The Hammers have proven incapable of winning and pulling off a comeback anytime they are down with 2 goals.
If Spurs can muster enough firing power in front of goal and grab as much as 2 or 3, a victory is well assured.
Considering how solid they have been at the back, and how poor West Ham, a side with only 11 Premier League goals thus far, have been in attack and defence (20 goals conceded), keeping the visitors at bay looks very likely, and so is the possibility of a clean sheet. On the other hand, getting the goals are also very feasible given the Hammers porous backline.
That is all Tottenham need to get the job done in terms of winning via goal difference.