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When and where?

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Premier League
Saturday 19 November 2016, 5.30pm GMT
White Hart Lane

What’s the story?

It’s derby day on Saturday as West Ham United make the short trip to north London to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

A more mouthwatering return to action following the international break is hard to imagine, with West Ham looking to get one over their high-flying hosts.

Tottenham have made a solid start to their Premier League campaign – and are the final team to boast an unbeaten record – but four draws in a row have seen them slip five points behind leaders Liverpool.

They were without their main man up front Harry Kane for much of that run, although West Ham will have to be wary of his presence after he returned with a goal in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal two weeks ago.

Matches against West Bromwich Albion, AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City have also ended all-square in that time, with Tottenham’s last win coming against Manchester City on 2 October.

The Hammers, meanwhile, started to recover from a slow start to the season in the last period between international fixtures, taking seven points from those four matches.

Wins against Crystal Palace and Sunderland were followed by a loss at Everton and draw with Stoke – and with a tough run of games coming up, the Hammers will be hoping to build on that sequence.

Team news

Diafra Sakho

West Ham will have Diafra Sakho available for selection for the first time this season after the striker overcame a back problem to return to fitness.

Winston Reid is also back after serving a one-match ban against Stoke, but Mark Noble sits out after picking up a suspension for accumulating five yellow cards.

Andy Carroll continues to build his fitness after injury, while Arthur Masuaku (knee), Sam Byram (hamstring), Reece Oxford (knee) and Gokhan Tore (thigh) are all out.

For Tottenham, Dele Alli is close to fitness after his knee problem, but might not be risked with a UEFA Champions League tie against Monaco to follow on Tuesday.

Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Ben Davies remain sidelined.

Any links between the two?

Neither team’s squad features a player who has turned out for the other side, but the meetings between the two have thrown up plenty of drama in recent years.

No West Ham fan will need reminding that their team saw off Spurs on three occasions during the 2013/14 season, while last year, Michail Antonio notched the only goal of the game to win the last Boleyn Ground match between the two.

The Hammers will be hoping for better than their last trip to White Hart Lane, however, when two Kane goals, added to strikes from Alderweireld and Kyle Walker sealed a 4-1 win for the hosts. Manuel Lanzini replied for West Ham.

How do I get to the game?

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How can I watch the game?

This match will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport. Remember you can follow all the action live as it happens on, with social media updates, in-running stats and photos, alongside live audio commentary.