Hammers v Spurs: Big Match Preview

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, March 4, 2007
4.00pm kick-off (Live on Sky Sports)

Team news:

Matty Upson and Lucas Neill could be in line for a return to action, while Lee Bowyer and James Collins have also been back in full training this week. Luis Boa Morte has recovered from the virus that kept him out of last Saturday's game at Charlton and is pushing for a recall.

Spurs striker Robbie Keane is serving a one-match ban while Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Steed Malbranque and Danny Murphy will miss out through injury. Jermaine Jenas, Pascal Chimbonda and Didier Zakora all face late fitness tests.


Spurs have scored 10 goals in and won their last three matches, but Martin Jol's side have only won twice away from home in the Premiership this season. Meanwhile Hammers are looking for their first win in seven games.

The two sides previously met at Upton Park on the final day of last season. Hammers won the match 2-1 with goals from Carl Fletcher and Yossi Benayoun. Spurs' last victory at Upton Park came in November 2001.


The match will be refereed by Mike Dean, who booked four Hammers players earlier this season in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

All five of the Hammers Premiership victories this season have come at Upton Park while Spurs have kept one clean sheet in their last nine games. Hammers are without a goal in their last three matchs.

Tickets and travel:

Tickets for this fixture are sold out. For information on traveling to the match on public transport click here.