Tottenham v West Ham: Five interesting stats

Tottenham host West Ham this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham on Sunday, hoping to put distance between themselves and their rivals in the table.

Both teams are level on 21 points, but while West Ham lost their last game against Watford, Spurs are unbeaten in the Premier League since the opening day of the season.

Here are five interesting facts ahead of the fixture:

1) Both teams have had more shots on target than Manchester United and Chelsea this season.

  Shots on Target
Tottenham 75
West Ham 52
Chelsea 48
Manchester United 45

2) Tottenham have won more tackles than any team in the Premier League this season. West Ham rank 13th in this category.

  Tackles Won
Tottenham 218
West Ham 171

3) Spurs have scored a higher percentage of their goals from headers this season than West Ham.

  % Goals Are Headers
Tottenham 15%
West Ham 9%

4) Injured West Ham ace Dmitri Payet had created substantially more chances than any Tottenham player this season. Without him however the Hammers face a challenge, as their next most creative player this campaign has been a defender.

  TeamKey Passes
Dimitri Payet West Ham 47
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 28
Erik Lamela Tottenham 26
Nacer Chadli Tottenham 17
Aaron Cresswell West Ham 16

5) Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been dispossessed this season 10 more times than any other player among the two teams. Four Spurs players figure among the 'top' five.

Harry Kane Tottenham 32
Mousa Dembélé Tottenham 22
Erik Lamela Tottenham 22
Diafra Sakho West Ham 22
Dele Alli Tottenham 19

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