Just one place separates the two teams in the table and both will know they have a chance of finishing in the top four such has been their impressive form in recent months, but they will be taking nothing for granted yet.
Parker for one feels that four players in particular could determine the result, with the midfield battle between Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Eric Dier and West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate and Mark Noble set to be vital.
Speaking to premierleague.com, Noble said of the Tottenham duo, “You’ve got two boys coming out of internationals who have done fantastically well for England. I really like both of them; I think they complement each other really well.
“And then on the other hand you’ve got two athletes as well; one in Kouyate who is a good up-and-downer and Mark Noble as well who’s obviously been there a while and knows what these games are about.”
Both sides are benefitting from some wonderful midfielders this season but it will be interesting to see how they respond after the international break, especially youngsters Alli and Dier who played a vital role for England just a few days ago.