1 min Peep peep! West Ham, in claret and blue, kick off from left to right. Spurs are in white.
â€œWas I wrong in thinking that the long break would have given players the opportunity to develop some innovative free kicks and corners?â€ sniffs Gary Naylor. â€œI thought that they might have practised execution too. Instead, theyâ€™re worse than ever. Brighton kicked two corners out of play! Imagine rugby players being as slapdash about penalties and conversions.â€
I donâ€™t know, Iâ€™d be tempted to reserve judgement until we see the first rugby matches after such a long break.
Itâ€™s all over at the King Power Stadium. You will believe the score!
Itâ€™s Leicester 0-0 Brighton at the King Power Stadium. You wonâ€™t believe the score!
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Lo Celso; Lucas Moura, Alli, Son; Kane.
Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Winks, Lamela, Sessegnon, Ndombele, Fernandes, Bergwijn.
West Ham United (4-3-2-1) Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Noble, Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals; Antonio.
Substitutes: Randolph, Ogbonna, Johnson, Anderson, Lanzini, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Ajeti, Silva.
Referee His name is Craig Pawson.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham. Both teams come into this match in a bit of a funk. Spurs had a perfectly good result on their return to action, a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United, but for one reason or another the mood around the club hasnâ€™t been great for a while now.
The same is true of West Ham, apart from the bit about a perfectly good result. They lost 2-0 at home to Wolves, a scoreline that did not flatter them, and are only outside the relegation places on goal difference. After a good start to the season – they were fifth are seven games – they have taken only 15 points from 23 games.
West Ham know from the great escape of 2006-07 that good form can appear from nowhere in a relegation battle. They could sure use something similar now.
Kick off 8.15pm.