CONFIRMED: West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur line-ups - Surprise starter for Spurs!

Upton Park

Here are the sides for West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur in today's early kick-off at 12:45 GMT.

West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Demel, Diame, Downing

Subs: Jarvis, Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, Jaaskelainen, C Cole, Nocerino

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose, Lennon, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Adebayor, Kane

Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Fryers, Bentaleb, Pritchard, Sandro, Soldado

West Ham have plenty of incentive to do well in this game against their local rivals.

The home support should provide plenty of inspiration for Sam Allardyce’s men as they fight to move above Hull and Swansea City to draw closer to a position in the top half of the table.

For Spurs a win would mean Tim Sherwood’s men moving onto the same number of points as Everton who were well in the race for Champions League football until a couple of weeks ago.

Sherwood will want his side to put in an inspired performance as speculation continues to roll on over his own role at the club, with Frank de Boer linked with the head coach role ahead of next season.

This was a cracking game last season, which culminated in that dramatic late winner from former Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

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