Photos: Five key players for Tottenham against West Ham

Mousa Dembele

Here are Tottenham Hotspur's key players for the game against West Ham.

Tottenham Hotspur take on West Ham United this weekend hunting three points to keep the pressure on in the race for a top four place.

Mauricio Pochettino held a number of players back from playing in the game against Fiorentina last night and they could be crucial this weekend.

Here are Tottenham’s five key men for this weekend.

Hugo Lloris

Lloris is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. If he’s on top of his game, makes good saves and distributes the ball effectively, Tottenham should put wave after wave of pressure on the Hammers.

Jan Vertonghen

Arguably Tottenham’s best central defender. The Belgian will have to be at the top of his game and wary of runners coming from deep in West Ham’s midfield. If he has a good game, Tottenham should keep a clean sheet.

Moussa Dembele

If Dembele plays, and there’s a good case that he should, he’ll be important in a physical battle against Alex Song. If Dembele can put himself about and make it easier for Tottenham’s creative players to express themselves, the chances should flow.

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham’s Dane is one of those creative players. He’ll be important in terms of trying to create chances from open play but also from set pieces, having shown how deadly he is from free kicks this season.

Harry Kane

Kane has 23 goals in all competitions this season, which is a tally he’ll be looking to build on. If he can find space, if his touch is good and if he takes his chances. He could be the match winner for Spurs yet again.

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