CONFIRMED: Tottenham line-up - Defoe starts, Soldado benched

Here is the team who will start the game against West Ham United in the London derby this afternoon...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas had plenty of decisions to make regarding his starting line-up - as once again fringe players put their case for a starting berth forward in the Europa League match against Anzhi Makhachkala in midweek.

One player who definitely won't play is Younes Kaboul. The Frenchman picked up an injury in Moscow so will sit the game out.

Etienne Capoue, Aaron Lennon and Danny Rose are all still out with injury.

West Ham can welcome back Joe Cole to the fold who has recovered from a hamstring injury.

Considering the comparative defensive and offensive records of the two sides Spurs will be confident of picking up victory.

But who are the players tasked with doing the job. 

Here is Tottenham Hotspur's team for today's game against West Ham...

Starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton; Dembele, Paulinho; Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson; Defoe.

Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Chadli, Holtby, Lamela, Sandro, Soldado

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