Tottenham are hoping to get back to winning ways after suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester before also losing to AC Milan in the Champions League in midweek, and the hosts are set to miss coach Antonio Conte after he revealed he would stay in Italy following a medical after surgery. in bitterness
Instead, assistant coach Christian Stellini will take charge of the Lilywhites, who have a chance to move into the top four of the Premier League with a win
As for West Ham, back-to-back draws against strong rivals in Chelsea and Newcastle have boosted morale in recent weeks, but David Moyes will aim to turn those draws into a win as they continue to drop just two points above the relegation zone
Tottenham assistant Stellini offered insight into Conte’s current situation and how he is behaving, with Stellini saying: “Since his return he has felt he may have underestimated the procedure after surgery.
And he continued: Then we approached the game because of the stress of everything, it caused some problems and when he spoke to the doctor they said he needed to take things easy. He will be back soon but not as fast as he would like, we have a call every day maybe three times a day and every time he wants to come back. He repeats every day “I want to come back Christian, how was the training? We have to organize this tomorrow”